jonhirsh said:Thank you all so much. and yes i would love if you could post an old one of your resumes.
Do you think that affter takeing out the sections of useless information, putting in a equipment owended under the equipment used section would be usefull for freelance gigs?
as well if you put education first do you keep it to just a few key clasess and certifications? or do you put all of your education down?
thanks so much
Mayhem said:Hmmm - for some reason the system is not letting me log out! So I have only just read these posts (subsequent to mine).
A couple of interesting points have highlighted the fact that there may be some significant differences between practices in the US and here.
1. Here it is expected that you list actual references when submitting a resume or CV and it is also expected that you notify these references prior to submitting a CV. It is also common practice here for an employer not to contact the references UNTIL after the interview. No point wasting time talking to others if you have not met with the candidate and short listed them for the position.
2. From reading the initial post by wolf, it sounded as if covering letters were not common place in the US, as this is where we would list the reason why we were applying for the job. In some cases, the covering letter may have just as much bearing on the result as the actual resume. I certainly wouldn’t read a resume if the covering letter wasn’t up to scratch (unless I was short on numbers or bored). However, I see that Andy mentioned it in his post, so probably a misunderstanding on my part.