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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: MaosikaHi ppauper, yes I've a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Banking and Finance. I didn't think people will know what my university is in this forum. And just to add to this off-topic subject that Lebanon are in the top 5 best education systems in Science and Math, and it the top 10 best education systems in the world. And that 44% of the Lebanese people go to university, so we have good school and university in Lebanon.But let keep this conversation about the first topic: Advices to have a good CV without any experiences. I was wondering, can I put the conferences I see in my CV ?All these league tables are bunkum. If you speak to people on the ground in the respective countries you hear a different story. Being good in maths only proves that you are good in maths.QuoteMaosikaAnd that 44% of the Lebanese people go to university, so we have good school and university in Lebanon.A percentage says nothing about quality. You can lower the standards so that 44% get through and stll keep the university grant. QuoteIMD notes that for most countries there is a strong correlation between the image rank and the competitiveness ranking but that <country> rates much higher on this criterion than its competitive position would suggest.
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)Dylexia is a gift Give you time to concentrate on stuff instead of engaging in stuffy grammar discussions. W.B. Yeats had dyxlexia. Wow.
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)Dylexia is a gift Give you time to concentrate on stuff instead of engaging in stuffy grammar discussions. W.B. Yeats had dyxlexia. Wow.you're preaching to the converted.Unfortunately, when an employer is faced with two otherwise identical candidates, one of whom has dyslexia, what do you think is going to happen ?

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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)Dylexia is a gift Give you time to concentrate on stuff instead of engaging in stuffy grammar discussions. W.B. Yeats had dyxlexia. Wow.you're preaching to the converted.Unfortunately, when an employer is faced with two otherwise identical candidates, one of whom has dyslexia, what do you think is going to happen ?I see in my vicinity people with dyslexia tend to be doers and movers. I suppose is depends on the function.

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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)Dylexia is a gift Give you time to concentrate on stuff instead of engaging in stuffy grammar discussions. W.B. Yeats had dyxlexia. Wow.The nowadays definition of dyslexia is an inability to use a spellchecker :-)a

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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)Dylexia is a gift Give you time to concentrate on stuff instead of engaging in stuffy grammar discussions. W.B. Yeats had dyxlexia. Wow.The nowadays definition of dyslexia is an inability to use a spellchecker :-)aActually my blogs has no grammatical mistake in it, and everyday I received 100 messages and more than 1000 visitors. It's one of the most popular blogs in my country. But my problems is not my dyslexia seen I don't said it to employer the real problems is that when I go to interviews with my cv with no experiences, there is many others people much older and with more experiences that want the same job and with less salary. Because me I cannot afford getting a job that paid less than 900$month, I need to paid back my university loans. And other people with ten or more years experiences go to the same interviews and ask for 500$ for the jobs. They have great CV and it's the same problem with all my friends that just graduated from university, we're all with no job. What the employer will do ? (PS: in my country this is a great job paid 900$, and the mim salary is 400$). Or I get this one some many times in job interviews, why your parents didn't buy you a car because I go in taxi or bus to the interview, and in my country it's seen normal that parents paid for their children everything. I have friend that do their MBA and never ever had a job. My parents cannot afford to paid me a cars just to get a job. Or sometime I go to interview, have more skills than the other person and because he know the boss didn't event have do an interview and get the job instead of me. I also get this other weirds questions : What is your political opinion in job interview, and if you have not the same political opinion that they have they don't call you back. My friends loses her job because of that.Anyways this is off-topic I just need advice to get a good, professional cv and cover letter.
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOr sometime I go to interview, have more skills than the other person and because he know the boss didn't event have do an interview and get the job instead of me. I knowYou knowhe/she knowssee verb conjugationto 'know' A-Zsometime != sometimesevent != even'get' is present tense; you mean past tense.// Have you taken a course in Englsh from an institute? I think it is essential at this stage.
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: MaosikaAnyways this is off-topic I just need advice to get a good, professional cv and cover letter.it might be an idea for you to post a copy of both here:BUT:take your real name/address off and change the names of the schools etcjust so we can get an idea of what you have done alreadythere may be nothing wrong with it:you say you're getting interviews, and that's what a good CV does for youAnd as already been said, get an internship to get experience

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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: MaosikaHi ppauper, yes I've a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Banking and Finance. I didn't think people will know what my university is in this forum. And just to add to this off-topic subject that Lebanon are in the top 5 best education systems in Science and Math, and it the top 10 best education systems in the world. And that 44% of the Lebanese people go to university, so we have good school and university in Lebanon.But let keep this conversation about the first topic: Advices to have a good CV without any experiences. I was wondering, can I put the conferences I see in my CV ?My first thought was that I met people from the listed countries in my professional life and I haven't seen much confirmation of the above results, but it would be a real shame for a statistician to say such things aloud. Then I checked what is the Executive Opinion Survey and I thought that every decent statistician would have a good laugh at it.Have you thought about foreign scholarships? You're a girl and from the third world. I've seen really dumb women who went far on them - I'm not saying you're dumb, but this option could be easier for you and would definitely give you good career prospects. Work on your English (trust me, you haven't seen a bigger dyslexic than I).a
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaWork on your English (trust me, you haven't seen a bigger dyslexic than I).aEnglish isn't my first language, my first language is French, after Arabic, Spanish, and English. So yes I think it's can be good for me to work more on my English thank for your advice.
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

QuoteYou will succeed by being very smart, hardworking, resilient, and learning how to manage relationships with the people around youOne also needs luck. BTW, I also tend to think that working hard is required, while some people rather talk of "working smart". Relation skills are crucial, too.
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### Having a Good CV with not so much experiences

so a new grad from lebanon, looking to get into investment banking.....