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how to write a CV

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travelsafar Thu 30-Jun-22 10:29:44

My dearest sister is trying to change her job but of course now adays you have to have a CV, gone are the days when you just filled in an application form. Anyone got ideas about writing one of these. She will be 63 in a few months so all this is new to her and..... to me. Would love to be able to help her.

MissAdventure Thu 30-Jun-22 10:43:19

travelsafar
Job sites such as Reed provide templates and tips on how to compile a cv.

Step by step, with examples to copy, and you are under no obligation to Reed.
I found it really quite easy to do, and I am not at all technically minded.

wildswan16 Thu 30-Jun-22 11:04:23

Find an example online. Then keep it short and to the point. Think of the job you're applying for and any experience that would be useful. Even voluntary, unpaid work can provide organisational skills, computer skills etc.

At 63 they won't be bothered about your Olevel results but any relevant education should be included.

Don't waffle. One side A4. Clear font. They don't want to know about your living situation, babysitting or anything else.