Good evening all,
I'm looking for a bit of advice/suggestions on what to include in my CV. This may sound like a dumb question so allow me to elaborate a little further.
For so long now I have wanted to work in the web industry but my current job isn't remotely similar to this, it's insurance work. Yep, I hear you, it IS duller than dish water! The role came at a time when I was desperate for work, so it was only sensible to take it.
The job was initially for a 3 month period, which turned into 6, 9, 12 months and is now a permanent position, it was guaranteed money so I wasn't just going to walk.
Well, it's the start of a brand new year, we all make resolutions and my one and only resolution for 2014 IS to break into the web industry.
I have a plan and know what I need to do
1. Get involved with as much design and coding as possible so I can . . . 2. Build a portfolio to show potential employers which will help in . . . 3. Getting me my first shot.
"So what's any of this got to do with CV advise?"
Well, I want to start applying for some jobs that I've seen and yeah, it maybe a waste of time as I don't have anything to show at the moment but I will have in a month or 2. The area I'm confused about and the reason for this post is the 'Employment History' section.
I'm not exactly young, I've been working for the last 14 years now and could list quite a bit of info but none of it is going to be relevant to the roles that I'll be applying for, surely employers won't be interested in 'Audio/Visual Installer' or 'Senior Team Leader' or 'Delivery Driver'? To me this would be a waste of time.
So, going back to the beginning of this post . . . if you were me what would you put in the 'Employment History' section?
Thoughts/advice/suggestions are all welcome and appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,