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Standard CV Writing?

Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi guyz,
I am writing my CV first time.I know there are lots of resources on this topic.But i want to know that is there any standard for CV writing?.Secondly what's good & what's bad to mention on CV.
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Svend Rost
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Hi Viki
Let me start by saying that I doesn't have alot of expirience in writing CV's, since im a student - but I just want to mention that I think one have to be carefull to use a "standard CV template".
Just my 2 DKK
Good luck
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James Chegwidden
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Have you check on the Internet? I have found many good examples out there. Also, look in books on the subject- you can probably find one.
Also, why do you need a CV? What field are you going into.


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John Dale
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I think that in some countries, fresh grads use a CV instead of a resume, even for non-academic jobs.
Chris Mathews
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CV == Resume
At least for most of the world. The US seems to be the only ones who consider a CV to be a specialization of the resume, geared primarily towards academia.
[ December 08, 2002: Message edited by: Chris Mathews ]
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Originally posted by Chris Mathews:
CV == Resume
At least for most of the world. The US seems to be the only ones who consider a CV to be a specialization of the resume, geared primarily towards academia.

Exactly.Me too considers that both are same.But from now I think two terms are different.Anyway, am looking for a model Resume.
I have searched many web sites & think there are lots of Model Rsume but of different format.I am confused whcih one to select.
Secondly, the logo whcih I got due to SCJP 2 Certification, does I dispathch on my resume?.
Plz. Help.
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Chris Mathews
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There is no "best" resume format. Your choice will depend on what you are showcasing. Resumes that focus on work experience will look different than those that focus on academics. There is also personal preference choices to be made about the look and feel. You should also attempt to cusmtomize your resume based on the job that you are applying for if you get the chance.
My suggestion is to take a few resumes that you like and adapt them to suit you. Once you have given your resume the once or twice over, post it up here for us to critique.
Vikrama Sanjeeva wrote:
Secondly, the logo whcih I got due to SCJP 2 Certification, does I dispathch on my resume?.

When I got my SCJP logo agreement a few years back, Sun explicitly forbid the use of the logo on resumes. That may have changed, I honestly don't know, you will have to check for yourself.
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Thanx for all of your suggestions.I have seen some Resume on net.I hope i can build my one easily.
Bye,
Viki.
Guennadiy VANIN
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Originally posted by Chris Mathews:
CV == Resume
[ December 08, 2002: Message edited by: Chris Mathews ]

Resume is half-page and CV may be 30 pages (detailed, auto-biography). You may even put resume as an abstract, intro to such CV
Chris Mathews
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Like I said, the majority of the world considers a CV and a Resume to be equivalent. The US is the only country that seems to make a distinction. Therefore, the majority of people posting CV questions are actually asking about what you know as a Resume.
Guennadiy VANIN
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In Europe you may be asked CV, detailed CV, very detailed CV
 
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