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Are You The OGET Master? | CV Tips Edition

Hello oGETers! Take the quiz to see how much you know about how to improve your EP's CVs, who is the oGET master this week?

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  1. It is ok for an EPs CV to be up a bit over 2 pages if the information on it is impressive
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    True
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    False
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    Long CV's are a nopenope!

    CV's, especially for GE and GT, are heavily scrutinized, and if completely wrong, it will never see the light of day. Which is why having 2 pages is the maximum page limit a CV should have regardless if they have a few sentences on the next page. A company will automatically reject a CV and not even bother to actually read it if its more than 2 pages, so yeah, this is something to necessarily insist on when your EPs are revising their CVs.

  2. What is wrong with this CV?
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    Not all sections are included
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    Spacing & Clarity
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    The page margins are too wide
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    Information is not specific enough
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    OmgthereislikenospacewhatsoeveritslikereallycrampedupinherejesusHchristman

    This CV has potential to be a great CV, but falls because its just all up in your face. In other words, a good CV should be clear and easy for the employer to and get to the relevant information quicker. Furthermore, the employer has to deal with hundreds of CV's at a time and will skip over yours if it's a chore to read, like this one.

  3. Is this a good CV?
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    Yesyesyes
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    nopenopenope
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    Michelangelo and Da Vinci couldn't even whip up a CV this good.

    Like a moth to a light bulb, this CV seduces employers in much the same way. Firstly the spacing and clarity is top notch as you understand where everything is and what section you are reading. The font and size are just big enough for you to read but not too small as to strain your eyes and gives the feeling of professionalism. All information in the CV isn't over encumbered or too detailed as it simply gets straight to the point of what did and how they did it. Finally, even though it isn't a huge factor, 1 page CV's statistically do better than 2 page CV's.

  4. When do you remove your Secondary School/ high school education from your CV?
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    Right after high school graduation
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    During your 1st year in uni
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    After you obtain some relevant work experience
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    Only after you start your masters degree
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    Taking the training wheels off your CV

    Ideally, secondary school grades (or high school grades for you non-tea drinkers) should be used when you're first starting to apply for jobs as you don't possess the necessary experience initially and when your grades are one of the main stats validating your qualifications by the employer and offering the employer a valid point of assessment . Once you've worked a few jobs and finally do have the experience, that can be cut out to make way for more impressive and relevant information.

  5. Its great to use words like “thinking outside
the box”, “synergy”, “self-motivated”
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    please...just....just don't....

    Things like these are the same as going to the club as asking a hot girl/boy if they'd want to go to the hospital to spend the night. It's unattractive. Likewise, cliche words like these just shows your lack of creativity and originality, making you stand out even less than you intended as many others would have probably done the same.

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