1. Your CV is an advert for yourself. It has to sell you effectively and succinctly. In order of appearance the following information is needed:
- Your name, phone number, email address, website, nationality, and range (eg M4, UK, Worldwide)
- Your availability date and status (eg Available for contract or permanent work from 14th November 2005)
- A concise list of your technical skills followed by years or months experience. A table is a good format. Do not include skills you do not wish to use. Seriously. Keep it short.
- A reverse list of your relevant employment history, most recent at the top, with dates and a single paragraph outlining your responsibilities. No waffle.
- Finally a single paragraph about yourself
include your rate, your home address, gender, marital status, or date of birth. Do not
bullshit. Do not
provide referees until you have a firm interview date or your previous boss will be hounded by pimps and be very pissed off with you after a short while.
2. Polish your shoes. Always wear a suit to interview. Plan to arrive bloody early.
3. Practise a firm, warm, short handshake, look people in the eye, and smile.
4. Don't discuss rates at interview - that's between you and your agent. If you get contacted directly, then discuss rates.