Re: cv,autobgr,resume (RE: One-page resu

Subject: Re: cv,autobgr,resume (RE: One-page resu
From: John Fulton <jfulton -at- LSI-DSP -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:45:15 +0000

John_F_Renish -at- notes -dot- seagate -dot- com wrote:

>What a European understands by a cv is a longish document
>that contains information inappropriate in a North American resume. For
>example, the typical British cv includes one's marital status, children,
and
>religion, questions an employer cannot even ask, legally, in the U.S.

My cv (and the cvs of most of the people I used to work with) didn't
include marital status, children or religion.

>Also, a
>European cv typically includes superfluities (to North Americans) like
>pre-college education and job history more than ten years old.

My pre-college education is included because it shows a greater breadth
in my earlier studies; I have an Arts degree, but reasonably advanced
High School qualifications in Physics and Maths. Otherwise it'd be a lot
more sketchy!

>Some resumes
>are functional, rather than chronological, but a cv is always
chronological.

The "Skills" section of my cv wasn't chronological, although the
education and employment history were (for obvious reasons).

>A resume is typically one or two pages; a European cv is typically at
least
>three pages.

Most cvs I've seen have fitted onto two pages. Some have spilled onto
three.

The sections of most cvs I've seen (or written) have been:

Personal information (Name, age, address, contact info.)
Employment history (Most recent first in detail, earlier jobs with barer
details)
Skills
Education (Including training, university, and high school)
Hobbies and Interests (To show a rounded character!)
References (Either listed, or "available on request")

And this seems to be the information that employers in the UK want.

Regards,

| John Fulton |
| Technical Author |
| jfulton -at- lsi-dsp -dot- co -dot- uk |
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