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Snarf
29th June 2017, 10:31
Quick question, brushing up the CV for a role Ive just seen that seems too good to be true, Which probably means its a recruiter fishing for leads... but Im trying my luck anyway.

At the moment my CV is getting a bit long so Im trimming work experience down to the last x years (Question 1 - how far back? 10 years? Ive only been contracting since 2014 so feel that I should include at least some of the permie roles).
Im also looking at education, how far back with that is relevant? do they really care that I did well in GCSE RE 20 years ago?

Thoughts?

SueEllen
29th June 2017, 10:32
Yep don't post serious questions in General.

Snarf
29th June 2017, 10:43
Yep don't post serious questions in General.

Fair point, didn't think it fitted anywhere else, and was expecting some abuse so thought general might be best!

northernladuk
29th June 2017, 10:43
You really need us to answer that last question for you?

sal
29th June 2017, 10:53
I'm not leaving previous experience out, just trimming 10+ years old roles to dates, title, company name, no descriptions of what i actually did.

northernladyuk
29th June 2017, 10:56
Quick question, brushing up the CV for a role Ive just seen that seems too good to be true, Which probably means its a recruiter fishing for leads... but Im trying my luck anyway.

At the moment my CV is getting a bit long so Im trimming work experience down to the last x years (Question 1 - how far back? 10 years? Ive only been contracting since 2014 so feel that I should include at least some of the permie roles).
Im also looking at education, how far back with that is relevant? do they really care that I did well in GCSE RE 20 years ago?

Thoughts?

I put all jobs / contracts in but >10 years ago it's dates, role title, employer / client with no more details.

Education: degree only (and foreign language A levels if relevant - rarely the case) and relevant certs as well.

Snarf
29th June 2017, 11:09
All sensible stuff, pretty much what I thought.

With the exception of the education, I decided not to do uni and got a low level IT job based on a software development HNC and worked up so I'm going to leave that on there.

Thanks all.

SueEllen
29th June 2017, 11:14
Fair point, didn't think it fitted anywhere else, and was expecting some abuse so thought general might be best!

It fits in here - linky (http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/)

northernladuk
29th June 2017, 12:28
I put all jobs / contracts in but >10 years ago it's dates, role title, employer / client with no more details.

Education: degree only (and foreign language A levels if relevant - rarely the case) and relevant certs as well.

Exactly this but I started out in Engineering and moved in to Electrical in the beginning so I've completely dropped those of my CV. It's completely irrelevant and it opens me up to spam from Agents sending me useless jobs from a keyword search. I only start listing my jobs from the IT ones that are slightly relevant.

northernladuk
29th June 2017, 12:29
It fits in here - linky (http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/)

But if a question appeared in there from a contractor asking if they should put their GCSE's on their CV I'd be requesting it to be moved to General :D


Fair point, didn't think it fitted anywhere else, and was expecting some abuse so thought general might be best!

Good plan because no one gets abused in General ;)

BrilloPad
29th June 2017, 12:40
Personal details. Education summary. Skill summary. Roles from present going backwards in detail for 5 years. Less detail for 5-10 years. One sentence summary on > 5 years(further details are on linkedin). Now longer than 3 pages.

BrilloPad
29th June 2017, 12:41
Good plan because no one gets abused in General ;)

No they f**king don't you w****uffin. And your wife used to be a man.....