Thursday, 27 September 2012

How to write a Good CV - in today's world

While small son is resting on his laurels (ironically said), and waiting to do yet another re-write of his latest exams, my daughter sent me this e-mail which is going the rounds. I think she means to console me with the idea that small son may be on the right track - spending most of his spare time at the gym..... Meanwhile, his hard-working brother-in-law has taken pity on him and offered him a menial job in his transport company, starting Monday.  Small son is ecstatic (job fallen in his lap) but his father and I take a gloomier view.  The best outcome we can think of is that small son will have to knuckle down to a regular job at least for a while, and maybe it will sink in how hard and how many long hours one has to work in today's world in order to put bread on the table for a family or at least to pay one's own way. 

To hoom it may consern,

I want to apply for the job what I saw in the paper.

I can Type realey kwik with one fingar and do sum a-counting..

I think I am good on the phone and I no I am a people people,
People really seam to respond to me well. Certain men and all the ladies.

I no my spelling is not two good but find that I can Offen can get a job thru my personalety.

My celery is open so we can discus wat you want to pay me and wat you think that I am werth,

I can start mediately. Thank you in advanse fore youre anser.

hopifuly Yoyre bestest aplicant so far.

Cinserely ,


Pee Ess : Cause my resimay is a bit short - below is a pikture of me.

Employer's response:

Dear Bryan ,

We've got spell check.



  1. Ah, he'll get himself in shape with other tasks too! The youngest always takes longest, I found. Perhaps, it is all the pressure they feel, or not feel.
    I know mine was a bit casual about his grades for a while.

  2. Funny! Welcome small son to the world of gainful employment!

  3. Let's hope you are both right! His dad and I have been reviewing our 'support side'. At the moment, it is free board & lodging, car (old) but insurance paid and repairs, washing, cell phone, medical aid. Free food available, but while small son was delivering pizzas he never ate with us (Pizza and Macdonald boxes on bedroom floor). At least he has not ever been into drugs and after one disatrous love affair when he was 19, he has avoided any serious relationships. Is he having it too easy? His dad won't let me evict him. He is very good with children and small babies and is a model uncle and baby-sitter.

  4. ....Also he has lots of undirected energy but HATES studying of any kind.

  5. Lads are not easy, but you really don't want to evict him. I would consider charging him rent, and put it in a savings account. When he decides to do something serious, he will have a nest egg to help him. Don't divulge that you are saving the rent for him.