Resumes and CVs
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|Thu, 05-14-2009 - 1:46pm|
Today I received a text from someone, asking me to send my CV as he needs to send it to HRD.
I told him I had one, made a few months ago when I was preparing a bid on an art consultancy project, and would send it to him as soon as I got home. When I got home, I realized that the resume was too much of a resume - extremely brief, just the most important points but sparse on detail. It was to be part of a document that was 40 or 50 pages long, and what they wanted to see was the numbers that I had crunched. So I spent the next 4 (yes, FOUR) hours writing a proper CV, tailored to impress the HRD person. It was a P-A-I-N. Honestly, I've only ever had to submit CV's twice in my working life, and that was just as a formality as HR had to have a piece of paper of some kind to stick into their folder about me.
Do you have an up-to-date CV/resume in your files? How often do you update? If not, when was the last time you had to write your CV? Did you go online for a template? Did you use one of the many books available on how to write a CV? Di you have a professional CV writer make it for you, or have someone review it for you?