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    Hmm. I think I have found two jobs advertised that I can actually apply for, and I probably won't get those due to so many people applying at the moment, so I want to do a CV run in my city and hand in one to as many shops/bars etc as possible that when asked say they may be taking someone on.

    BUT I think my big problem with not getting work is my CV is too general to cover a multitude of shops/bar work/ call centre jobs...How do you guys handle this? Do you painstakingly make out a detailed, personalised CV for every job you apply for?
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    Yep. You have to tailor it if you want it to be any good. For min. wage shop jobs, a generic CV might be OK if you write it carefully enough. Competition for every job is fierce at the moment though.
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    Just write different things for different sectors i.e.

    1) Bar work
    2) Waitressing
    3) Retail (clothes)
    4) Retail (other)
    5) General Admin/Office work
    6) Secretarial work

    I'm going for jobs post graduating, and am sending out the same cv to all companies - all within the same sector (recruitment) and it has been successful so far. It's at the interview stage that you have to show specific knowledge of the company.
 
 
 
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