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Whats up with my CV

 
#1 Whats up with my CV
22/06/2007 18:20

AspiringConsultant

Trying to move into strategy consulting, got rejected at screening stage in 4 applications so far. I have done my research and chosen and tailored my application.

I have a 1st class degree from a red brick university. 5 years international experience in technology working for a software house. 2.5 years project management experience ($multi million) including client facing experience at VP level. internally I regularly present to senior management and CEO.

My CV is skill based rather than traditional chronological order, so its structured around relationship management , analytical ability, Leadership ,communication ability etc. Plus drive and commitment to top it off.

One particular application I made, was for a position one level above grade entry!, but I explained in my letter that I expect myself to progress quickly ... still got rejected

I feel I have the skills needed, but after the 4 rejections, I am pausing and looking at my CV and wondering if its letting me down.

I have done a search here and found some post from recruitment consultants that seem to advise against this CV structure.

Any thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks

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#2 RE: Whats up with my CV
22/06/2007 18:50

Village Idiot to AspiringConsultant (#1)

Some recruitment consultants may advise against it, but as a consultant who recruits staff, I prefer to see it (others may have different views, however). It's also how I've structured my CV, and I've had great success with the format, with good feedback from employers and recruitment consultants.

Just be aware -- 'project management' has very different connotations in a consulting vs. IT environment. Make sure it's clear which sort you do, otherwise you may be precluding yourself from relevant roles based on a prejudice against one sort or another.

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