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psychocandy
12th March 2014, 10:38
Didn't plan to attend live but used software to record it which was fiddly lol. But they've made it available anyway if anyones interested - 2014-03-11 19.15 Unlocking the secrets of how to write an interview winning contract CV - Contractor Weekly - cvandinterviewadvisors (http://cvandinterviewadvisors.wistia.com/medias/t0qma241qy)

Only listened to a bit of it and theres a lot of sales stuff in there trying to get you to stump up £300 or so to get your CV re-done but it seems worth a listen at least.

northernladuk
12th March 2014, 10:48
Only listened to a bit of it and theres a lot of sales stuff in there trying to get you to stump up £300 or so to get your CV re-done but it seems worth a listen at least.

That alone makes it well worth avoiding IMO.

Platypus
12th March 2014, 10:52
Let me give you another reason. The presenter is a twat.

But I've downloaded it. Might need to update my CV soon :eyes

psychocandy
12th March 2014, 11:29
That'd be Matt Craven then. Do you know him?

Had a bit of a spooky moment. I sent my CV off for free appraisal (yes I know its just a scam to get a foot in the door). Listening to webinar at the moment (I can work at same time!) and mobile rings - its Matt Craven the same guy. Spooky.

Seems nice enough but CV writing services - maybe not.

psychocandy
12th March 2014, 11:30
That alone makes it well worth avoiding IMO.

but of course webinar is free so nothing to lose....

northernladuk
12th March 2014, 12:09
That'd be Matt Craven then. Do you know him?

Had a bit of a spooky moment. I sent my CV off for free appraisal (yes I know its just a scam to get a foot in the door). Listening to webinar at the moment (I can work at same time!) and mobile rings - its Matt Craven the same guy. Spooky.

Seems nice enough but CV writing services - maybe not.

Not again.. Doing it once and having a mare is bad enough, doing it a second time is just ridiculous...

http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/93709-cv-writing-services-any-good-load-crap.html

psychocandy
12th March 2014, 12:51
Not again.. Doing it once and having a mare is bad enough, doing it a second time is just ridiculous...

http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/93709-cv-writing-services-any-good-load-crap.html

Remember it well. Which is why getting me to part with cash this time is highly unlikely (although I got a refund last time anyway).

But no harm in a free webinar to hear someone else opinion on how to do things (even if there is a fair bit of sales stuff to listen to).

The Spartan
12th March 2014, 12:56
I seem to be getting a lot of emails relating to CV services lately, but then seeing as I've been landing gigs with the same CV format I've had for years I don't see the reason to consider changing it :D

SimonMac
12th March 2014, 13:06
I know most people offer free CV reviews as a sales lead to paid rewriting, but I wonder how much value can be gleamed from a shed load of CV's being sent to you? Whats to stop someone poking a nose through past gigs etc for info

OwlHoot
12th March 2014, 13:08
... seeing as I've been landing gigs with the same CV format I've had for years I don't see the reason to consider changing it :D

WHS, although it'll break my heart to drop one or two of my best gigs off the end to keep the length down!

What is it with some recruiters? Ten pages isn't that long, and just because I last used a skill back in 2000 doesn't mean I couldn't pick it up again in no time. :mad

SueEllen
12th March 2014, 14:29
WHS, although it'll break my heart to drop one or two of my best gigs off the end to keep the length down!

What is it with some recruiters? Ten pages isn't that long, and just because I last used a skill back in 2000 doesn't mean I couldn't pick it up again in no time. :mad

18-24 year olds have short attention spans and some of them have trouble reading.

psychocandy
13th March 2014, 09:10
I seem to be getting a lot of emails relating to CV services lately, but then seeing as I've been landing gigs with the same CV format I've had for years I don't see the reason to consider changing it :D

Which is good. Perhaps I should pay you for doing my CV!!! ;-)

I'm just thinking I'm not getting as many replies to CV applications as I should be.....

The Spartan
13th March 2014, 09:26
Which is good. Perhaps I should pay you for doing my CV!!! ;-)

I'm just thinking I'm not getting as many replies to CV applications as I should be.....

Sometimes it needs a little jazzing up and I am in no way saying stretch the truth, what I used find is that I truly didn't appreciate what I did in roles and therefore didn't put much down initially on my CV when updating it. When I thought really long and hard about it I then came to realise I actually did a fair bit that only a small % in my field can do and I made sure it was evidenced properly on my CV and it seems to have done the trick.

As for paying me, there'd be no charge unless you're English ;)