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How do I tailor my CV for individual jobs if I want to apply everywhere en masse? watch

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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?

    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.

    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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