Introduce Yourself

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:10 pm

rozzieoz wrote:Yeah I was just stirring ;)
You made me feel terrible for a minute.
"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Duncan » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:34 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
rozzieoz wrote:I have been meaning to do this for a while (this is my fourth attempt lol, stupid laptop!)

We came over in October last year for dental treatment- I needed 7 crowns and some other work. We fell in love with the kingdom and when we got to Sihanoukville, decided we never wanted to leave. We went home, packed up and came back within two months.
I'm an ex journalist and run a business online writing CVs and cover letters for people. I started when I was working in a mining town, focusing on people wanting jobs in the mining industry. Three years on and I now have clients all over the world in every industry imaginable and live in Cambodia. Life is amazing!
That's kickass!

I actually got a professional to do my CV and I love it. Looks flawless, and I've had several other people ask to use the same CV format as mine, which I was kind enough to help out with.

Shocking how lame some people's CV's are. It is quite often the VERY first impression a company gets about you, and I think most people overlook how crucial it can be to have a nice one.

:good:



Oh, and a belated "welcome to CEO," LoL.


I'm wanting to join this free dating site and need a professional to write a good cv for me. As you say , First impression is important.
I'm willing to pay big beers for it.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:35 pm

I can't pay the bills in beers ;)
Once you've read the dictionary, every other book is just a remix.

http://www.resumesetc.com.au/
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:36 pm

Aww sorry GM! It's amusing when someone sends me a cv for an appraisal and it's my own template. They can duplicate my layout but they can't write the same.
Once you've read the dictionary, every other book is just a remix.

http://www.resumesetc.com.au/
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:49 pm

rozzieoz wrote:Aww sorry GM! It's amusing when someone sends me a cv for an appraisal and it's my own template. They can duplicate my layout but they can't write the same.
Ha! Funny you say that...

I was recently helping someone apply for jobs and I had TOTALLY forgotten that I had let them use my CV template quite a few years ago.

I started reading their CV and my brain started to melt. I was reading MY cv! My brain freaked out!

After a few seconds I realized I practically was reading my own CV, LoL. :facepalm:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:01 pm

General Mackevili wrote:Midget porn is not as popular as it used to be. opcorn:
Midgets with tourettes are a guaranteed winner, though.
General Mackevili wrote:After a few seconds I realized I practically was reading my own CV, LoL. :facepalm:
I chaired a recruitment panel for a reasonably high level government job once - one of the applicants had worked for us for a while, and during preselection the panel realized the guy had submitted my old CV, unchanged, not knowing I'd be on the panel. By the time he got to interview he was locked into the lie - and the guy had balls, he went through with it without flinching.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:11 pm

Ha! Oops.
"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:29 pm

I see the most unbelievable stuff on CVs you just can't believe the things people write about themselves.
Once you've read the dictionary, every other book is just a remix.

http://www.resumesetc.com.au/
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:44 pm

rozzieoz wrote:I see the most unbelievable stuff on CVs you just can't believe the things people write about themselves.
Honestly! It's unbelievable. You'll be in business for a long time.

I helped a Cambodian girl get a job teaching at a school in Phnom Penh, and in her cover letter she says, "I'm a high school dropout" and I really had a hard time getting her to change it, LoL.

She got the job.

Also seen pitiful CV's from westerners.

Maybe you could help this guy out?

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:facepalm:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:51 pm

Oh dear god. One client, a school teacher, had her whole CV in caps. Then there are the 15-20 page people who are adamant that three pages will never be long enough for their super important CV. Then there was the supervisor who couldn't spell her employer OR her position, I shit you not!
Once you've read the dictionary, every other book is just a remix.

http://www.resumesetc.com.au/
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