Hey. I want to apply for an accountancy job in the UK, but am unsure of what format I should put the CV in. Can anyone tell me what the major differences are between writing a US CV and a British CV? Thank you.01 Jul 2005, 07:52 Anonymous
As with any country, Britain has its own CV peculiarities. Your best bet is to contact a CV writing service firm. Many of them offer free advice on writing CVs. There is a list of such companies in the directory section of this website under Jobs>Useful Resources. I used the Lewesham service when I came to find work in the UK, and was pleased with the CV they created for me. Can't say to what extent, but I'm sure it helped me get the interview which I was wanting.Anonymous 02 Jul 2005, 02:54 - Report
Hi - you can find some information here http://www.impressivecvs.co.ukAnonymous 04 Jul 2005, 09:33 - Report
Hi, In my experience, CVs in Britain can be whatever you want them to be. It simply depends on who you are applying to. A CV for a bar-job, compared to a CV for a top financial position will be completely unrecognisable from each other. General inclusions are probably the same as any country: Educational attainments, Work Experience, Interests. Simple. Just try not to make any glaring typos, and present it well (presentation is an internation phenomenon..).Anonymous 06 Jul 2005, 06:33 - Report
In Germany, you need to present a book with photocopies of all diplomas.
In France, don't go over a page.
In the UK, more weight is put on clear communication of who you are and what you are selling (i.e. you). Think about what you are trying to communicate and then do it. Experiment with the format if you don't get the right responses.Anonymous 07 Jul 2005, 01:23 - Report
Is it ever worth paying a company to write a CV for you? Can it really be value for money, or should you just search the internet for advice on how to write a CV and get on with it yourself?Anonymous 15 Jul 2005, 05:49 - Report
If you don't have much experience in going for jobs and/or your English is not perfect, it can be a really good investment to get help with your CV. At the end of the day, this document is there to help you get in front of people for an interview. The more interviews you get, the better the chances of getting the job that's right for you. Anything you can do to increase your chances can be 'worth it'.Anonymous 18 Jul 2005, 09:07 - Report
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