Over the last week or so I have been trying to create a new version of my CV. The last time I had to do this was about eight or nine years ago, when I was looking for a job after graduation. In the end I didn’t need it as I filled out application form for my job instead, but I always kept at least two versions of it on file, just in case.
The other day I tried to find my previous versions on one of my memory sticks. When I did find them through the other bits of junk that seem to have cluttered my portable drives, I was a bit disappointed with what I saw. Either I had lost my original versions, hadn’t backed them up from my old computer, or the ones that I had were a bit, well, not very good. They had all the basic information, of course, but if I was a prospective employer and had to read it, well I am not sure if my CV would have been entirely screaming “HIRE ME I’M GOOD!” at them. So from the versions I had, and the notes I had made from previously searching for CV advice, I decided to set about making a new one. And I must say, I am not enjoying it one bit.
I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m having trouble finding the right words for it, or the fact that Microsoft Works has the shittiest CV templates ever, but I am really struggling to put a decent one together. It would be much easier if you could just tell someone that you’re interested in a job, then just give them a link to your blog or whatever, but then again that could probably give them a load of reasons not to give you a job, if you know what I mean. It almost makes you think “why bother even looking for another job?” And yet, I really want to find something else. A CV shouldn’t be so hard to do, hell I’ve been through college and university, I’ve written 10,000 word essays. Why should a two page article that essentially sells yourself to a company looking for new staff be such a pain?
And why am I writing all this on here?