Now that you are a registered Jobsite user you are faced with a series of choices of how you would like to present your personal details. Perhaps the most important way for you to communicate your experience, capabilities and requirements is through your CV.
When using Jobsite you have 3 options with regards to your personal details, these are as follows:
When it comes to placing your CV on Jobsite you can now choose to 'Browse and Select' to upload a saved **MS Word CV that you may have on your PC / Mac and we automatically convert the document into 3 different formats in order to meet the demand of our recruiters, the formats are as follows:
It is at this point that you can either tick the box to decide whether you want to 'Distribute' or 'Hide' your CV. Jobsite recommends that you do distribute your CV as this is a very important way of getting yourself known to recruiters and employers and matching your experience with their requirements.
Should you do choose to distribute your CV it will now be possible for recruiters and employers to find you using the Jobsite 'CV Search' and 'CV Match' tools - allowing them to match you with vacancies without you having to actively search through vacancies on Jobsite.
The desired outcome is that you will receive an email or phone call (depending what contact information you included with your CV) informing you of a suitable vacancy or inviting you to attend an interview.
When you are happy and have submitted your CV our system will open it using MS Word and save an HTML and a simple text version of the document. The formatting effects of this procedure are outside of our control, being determined by the behaviour of Microsoft Word. For an idea of how your CV will be affected try opening it in MS Word, then select 'File' and 'Save as HTML' which will convert it into a web page.
If you then open the HTML version of your CV using your Internet browser, e.g. Explorer or Netscape, you will see the document-formatting layout may be significantly different from your original document. You will also notice that the layout adjusts depending upon the size of the browser window you use to view the document.
The reason we save your CV in different formats is in order to support all the support requirements of employers and recruiters who advertise vacancies with us.
The recruiters make use of different formats as follows:
When submitting your CV to Jobsite formatting changes may well occur, to ensure that your CV retains it's professional look follow the simple guidelines below:
If you are not happy with your CV or if you wish to update certain sections or contact details then the simplest way of doing this is to enter the 'CV Management' page, scroll to the bottom and select 'Click Here to delete your existing CV details'.
You can now either upload the newer version of your CV when you are happy with the details, or keep your CV section empty and upload your CV at a later date.
For further information on how to write a great CVUsers may deposit CVs in their My Jobsite saved as a ".txt", ".rtf" or ".doc" format file using the following programs: All versions of MS Word for Windows; · Word V4.0,5.0 and 5.1 for Macintosh; · MS Word 3.x-6.0 for DOS; · WordPerfect 5.x; · WordPerfect 4.0 for MS-DOS; · Works V 3.0 and 4.0: · Lotus AmiPro 3.x for Windows; · MS Write 3.x; · WordStar 3.3-7.0 for MSDOS; · WordStar 1.0-2.0 for Windows; · OpenOffice.org