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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snarf View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snarf View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    It fits in here - linky
    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

    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
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