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Q1. My CV is too long
Q2. I have more than one current job
Ans: It is much more common now to more than one current job. Some people are self employed while also doing a part time job, others have two part time jobs and other do contract work. Follow the advice from Q1. Also sum up the main areas of your career in the profile. Organise your different skills and experience in different headings.
1995 to present
Q3 I am changing careers, making a career move
Ans: As we are all living longer changing careers is becoming more common. Here use the career objective profile to start off your CV. This identifies where you want to be heading. Then isolate the skills, experience and achievements that are relevant to your new career choice and make these stand out in your CV.
Q4. My significant experience has be voluntary
Q5. I'm over qualified for the job I want?
Q6. I am long term unemployed
Ans: If you are long term unemployed focus on any skills you gained through voluntary work. If the skills are not relevant, mentioned that you been doing voluntary anyway. – it makes you seem more active. Include any training courses you been or been sent on, if you’ve read a book on word-processing include this as a self study course.
If you have none of the above try to
do voluntary relevant to the job you are applying for even if it’s
just a few hours a week. You’ll be in a good position at that
company when the next paying job arises (they you see you can do the
job). If that doesn’t happen you have something to put on your
CV. Also if not your IT literate take one of the many free IT courses
to get yourself up to date. Even if not directly relevant, it’s
an added skill.