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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)
    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
    From what I could gather, then the adviser says 1 and everyone else says 2.
    The adviser says also says format

    If you are happy with as it is and the lawyer has checked then 2 pages (no more ) is fine.

    There are plenty of books on CVs and you can make it individual to suit you, but it should have the key information. If you are a graduate then 2 should be fine as its more than a casual job. This is sight unseen though and without knowing what the adviser said and why , which is a bit of a disadvantage. CVs are adverts for you. If you feel ist better on 2 pages and as it is then go for that.
 
 
 
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