What to write on your CV...

#1
Hey all,


Basically, I'm going for a new job soon, and I'm pretty stuck with what to write in terms of the TA on my CV.

I'm sure there must be someone who's had to do this fairly recently?


I'd appreciate any help/advice/stone throwing you care to give.


PTS
 
#5
Perhaps you could adjust said CV for PERSEC and put a bit of it up?

I've been told by three different sources that my CV is Brilliant, Over The Top, and Completely Unreadable!
 
#6
SS,

then post it up without your contact details on it.

I believe the ever useful Dr_Evil has some thoughts on this matter.

This is my entry:

Army Staff Officer. 12 Mechanized Brigade Basra, Iraq Apr 2005 – Nov 2005
Mobilised service with the Army in the G9 Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) Staff branch as the Operations Officer. Prepared, collected and analysed CIMIC related information for daily and weekly reports. Coordinated and supervised the execution of CIMIC plans, orders and projects across Southern Iraq. I commissioned as an Officer in the TA in September 2002 and serve with The Bolton Artillery.

I also mention that I am cleared to SC.

msr
 
#8
HJ,

Check your PMs.

msr
 
#9
For your delight and delectation:

'I am currently an Infantry soldier with the Territorial Army, which takes up mainly weekends, evenings and time during holidays. The Territorial Army currently makes up a third of all British Troops on operations, and will give me skills I can transfer into civilian life. Through my time in the Territorials, I have become a fit, disciplined individual, capable of working well in a team or on my own, and able to use my initiative and training to help me cope with any situation.'

HJ
 
#10
Hugh_Jardon said:
'I am currently an Infantry soldier with the Territorial Army, which takes up mainly weekends, evenings and time during holidays. The Territorial Army currently makes up a third of all British Troops on operations, and will give me skills I can transfer into civilian life. Through my time in the Territorials, I have become a fit, disciplined individual, capable of working well in a team or on my own, and able to use my initiative and training to help me cope with any situation.'
I also added a fair bit to the end explaining how the exact job I do could assist me in doing the job I'm applying for, and made it relevant to myself.

All credit to HJ for his help.


PTS
 
#13
milkandcheese said:
That's odd. At work today I had a person describe positive character traits and stated "my sense of calm gives me the ability to cope with any situation" which made me ponder for a while, think about it and ask "even space zombies invading Hull?".

All in all, I'd pick msr's approach. In fact I'm going to steal it,muhahaha.
Please do. I will try and drag out the fuller version from the 2 pager ;)

msr
 
#14
My (modest) contribution:

"In addition, I am a Territorial Army soldier in the Royal Corps of Signals, where I am responsible for the timely delivery of mission-critical communications - often in an extremely challenging environment."

As a point of interest, whereabouts in your CV do you put it? It's currently in my hobbies and pastimes section, but that somehow doesn't seem right. Should it go in the employment history instead?
 
#15
My mate's CV contained:

"The Army has trained me to kill quickly and efficiently, removing ears, hands and feet to be fed to the dogs. Prior to deployment on Op Telic, I also received instruction on hanging subjects by their feet and killing them by slitting their throats."

Well, he was applying for a job as a butcher.

Only kidding.
 
#16
This is what I put on my CV. I kept it a bit more vague than some people above did. I wanted to make sure that the information I gave about the Army was understood well. Misunderstanding is what causes people not to be hired. So I explained everything they wanted to know during the interview (if any).

I did make sure that I mentioned terms like "training; instruction; leadership, command, responsabillity" etcetera.

"As an NCO in the 11th Air Assault Brigade and several training units and schools in the Army I led soldiers and corporals. I also trained and instructed them and made sure that the requirements for the smooth functioning of my subunit were met.
During deployments I was responsible for taking charge of the tactical deployment of my (infantry) section. At the schoolbatallion I trained civilians to become soldiers and trained soldiers to gain their red beret.
In the Natres I am second in command of an Infantry unit."

(Before any FLAK comes in: the 11th Air Assault Brigade is a Dutch unit, as is the Natres!)
 

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