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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,
>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.
>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
>are functional, rather than chronological, but a cv is always
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
Most cvs I've seen have fitted onto two pages. Some have spilled onto
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
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.
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