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Old 08-31-2018, 02:44 PM
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Default I should probably update my CV

Or resume or whatever you 'merkins call it. Or both, if CV and resume are different things as some say.

There seems to be more advice out there than actual jobs and frankly I don't have time to do a hundreds rewrites and see if somebody takes the bait. If only there was one weird trick to getting it right.

So, what to do?
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:26 PM
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Man, I'd really like to help, but I'm having a hard enough time finding someone to help me write my papers for school.
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:49 PM
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I know! I'm just looking for something easy.
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Default Re: I should probably update my CV

It's easy to print realistic looking diplomas. After that, it will be easier to tweak the ol' CV for the job you want.
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And what's the story with cover letters? How important are they?
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From my recent experience as a job seeker, plus various career counseling I've had:

Cover letters aren't as important as they used to be, since almost all applications are online anyway. Still, if the job posting has a place for one, you should include it. The cover letter should say something about why you want to work for them specifically, in addition to why you would be a good fit for them.

In the U.S. at least, CVs are different from resumes. They cover a lot of the same ground, but the CV is focused on your professional qualifications - degrees and certifications you carry, papers published, that sort of thing. Resumes can include both relevant and merely tangential experience, as well as a summary of both hard and soft skills.

In the resume's experience summary, focus on specific accomplishments in each job, rather than just listing duties performed. You should also tailor your resume, to the extent possible, to the specific job you're applying for, and include as many keywords from the job posting as you can. It's not dishonest to submit different versions of your resume to different employers, as long as they're all accurate (and wherever possible, demonstrably so).

The CV is not so fluid, and will probably only change as you gain experience and/or new certifications, etc. At least as far as I know; I'm not an engineer or other certified professional (my paralegal certificate is from the Before Time, when official registration of paralegals was merely being talked about), so I don't actually have a CV.

ETA - also make sure all the documents you submit are scannable. As weird as it sounds, M$ Word is probably the most preferred format. If the employer's software has any trouble searching your files for keywords, you'll go straight to the trash bin (dustbin?) before a single human being sees it.
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That sounds like a lot of work Sack. I was kind of hoping someone would, basically, scan this thread for keywords and offer to do the work for me.
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You could just submit a “resume” document in Word that’s just their job posting copypasta’d into the spoof generator of your choice. I always wondered if that would be enough for a recruiter call. I didn’t try it ‘cause at the time actually getting a job was, y’know, kind of the priority.
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I declare this thread (a) closed and (b) a failure as spambait.

The failure being entirely down to the low breeding and poor quality of our spammers. If you can't live up to expectations, we won't let any more of you in. :hmph:
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You should try Spam as spambait.

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Hello

Is now a good time to enquire as to the status of my Live Bobcat (1)? :chin:
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Sorry, you'd need to order those from an online store based in Pakistan, but I don't know of any.
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In almost but not quite unrelated news, I have accepted the applications for admission from several entirely independent people who by astonishing coincidence have similar email addresses (diff.eri.ng only b.y d.o.t.s) and the same IP address (bizarre, I guess they go through the same server or something). You can see them at Freethought Forum - Members List.

I'm hoping for some valuable posts from these unconnected individuals.
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Can you guys log in from that page?

If I select their username to get to their profile page, then go to Edit Profile to delete the spam links, I get in that stupid login loop I was talking about before.
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omg yes
I has login loop

Which was odd because I was already logged in (and not timed out) on the main admincp
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:idea: why don't we upgrade to a newer vbulletin :backaway: (mirrored)
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