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    So I’m applying for a position in a fairly large company and I got my CV and Cover Letter checked by a few people. I got them checked by a career advisor at uni who said:


    - completely change the layout of my cv (I got this checked by 3 other people who said it was fine, 1 of them was an employer and he said he really liked it as it was a nice change considering how much CV’s he reads all in the same format

    - make my cv from 2 pages to 1 by reducing the info. I’ve done a lot of programmes at uni to show my skills like working in teams projects etc all to make myself stand out as a candidate I can’t leave these. The other people I showed it to said max should be 2 pages and the extra stuff I’ve done are good as they’ll put me ahead

    - change my Cover Letter entirely. I’ve shown this to other people including someone who works in a top position in law and went through tons of application processes to get where he is and has an idea of how to stand out and he said it was fine. I also showed it to someone who works at said company and has helped people in the past with applications and she said it was one of the best she’s ever seen

    I feel like advisor didn’t really read much into my stuff and just wanted my cv to be his way rather than a little more clearer and concise the way it is now. With the Cover Letter he was telling me add stuff but I’d added them later in another para and it feels like he didnt really read it or look at it beforehand.

    I want to ask : should I change everything as per the career advisor or leave it as it is? The deadline is soon and I may not get another appointment with careers in time so don’t want to risk changing it and it not flowing and ending up a mess. Plus people who work there have had a look and say it’s great so I’m a little conflicted
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    (Original post by Mav455)
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    You could always get a third opinion from the TSR CV Help forum, that might tip you one way or the other.

    From what you've said, your CV should be one page not 2 in 99% of cases, but I can't tell much about the covering letter from what you've said.

    If you want a view from CV Help, just open a private thread and upload the CV and letter as Word files and give a link to the job description
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    You could always get a third opinion from the TSR CV Help forum, that might tip you one way or the other.

    From what you've said, your CV should be one page not 2 in 99% of cases, but I can't tell much about the covering letter from what you've said.

    If you want a view from CV Help, just open a private thread and upload the CV and letter as Word files and give a link to the job description
    I think this is a good suggestion really, as it's hard to give full feedback on changes you should make without first seeing the CV!
 
 
 
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