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My fiance cannot find a job. He has been looking for over a year and has applied for hundreds of jobs and he still can't find one full time job. He has applied for jobs every possible way- tons of recruiters, job websites, linked in, twitter, facebook, in person etc. I was hoping that an IT professional could look at his CV and give us some feedback. At this point we aren't sure if he should continue job hunting, or if he needs more skills. He is looking for any entry level IT position. Below is a copy of his CV. Any input on what he can do to get a job would be greatly appreciated. We are just tired of him doing the same thing over and over again and not getting any results. Thank you! Work Experience Feb 2010 - Apr 2010Accolade – IT/ Delivery Driver •Responsible for transit van delivery service around the Glasgow area. •Created and maintained http://tax-back.me.uk, also carried out PC repairs. Dec 2008 – PresentFreelance Web Developer •Responsible for developing customer websites. •Work includes using development languages/tools such as XHTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. •Websites I have developed include www.curtis-computing.com, www.crossangroundworks.com & www.theshannaproject.com. Oct 2007 – PresentFreelance Computer Technician •Responsible for customer computer support and maintenance. •Work includes computer hardware, software and network installation, configuration and repair. Oct 2001 – Sep 2007General Store Worker, Morrisons Supermarkets, Stranraer •Customer service, stock handling, stock ordering and store maintenance. Education Aug 2007 – June 2009 BSc (Hons): Computing & Networks (Grade 2:1) Abertay University, Dundee •Modules included group project management, solo projects, legal issues, computer networks, software engineering, website development, database design and computer forensics. •Honours Project: “A Study of Internal Threats to a Company’s Computer Network and Guide to Security against these Threats” – Produced a 65-page report and a website as part of the security guide (www.curtis-computing.com/sobek). Aug 2004 – June 2006 HND Computing: Technical Support Heathhall College, Dumfries Aug 2003 – June 2004 NC Computing James Watt College, Greenock Aug 1995 – June 1999 Stranraer Academy, Stranraer Skills IT Skills •Over 10 years experience in working with, building, repairing and maintaining computers. •My college and university education included: oNetwork Administration (MS Server 3003 & Apache) oWindows OS and MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project... etc). oInternet Development (XHTML, CSS, PHP & MySQL). •My interest in computer security and forensics has led me to studying: oBacktrack, FTK, Helix and many security implementations. •I have also studied Linux OS, Adobe Photoshop and VMware amongst other IT skills. General Skills • I have developed a reliable and flexible attendance record during employment at Morrisons supermarket by working various full & part-time shifts depending on my educational situation. Interests • Computers: Enjoy playing & working with computers, I use my computer for almost everything. I am also a member of a PC gaming group and enjoy the competitive & social environment. •Science: Fascinated by scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements and environmental concerns. I intend to get an electric car and promote renewable energy use. •Sport: I try to keep fit & enjoy many different sports including Boxing & Football. •Other: Other interests include Comedy, History, Philosophy, Cooking & Poker.

Asked By: beatlegirl85 - 5/16/2010
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If you have not already done so, a professional resume writing service might be your best option. I'm sure there are differences in what is expected in a CV between the USA and UK. I see a number of things I don't like, including at least one error (MS Server 3003 should be MS Server 2003... More
Answered By: rbjolly - 5/19/2010
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