Re: [] [job] £45k Perl Developer job

David Dand gsn2dd at
Fri Feb 22 13:38:41 GMT 2013

Hi Ludo,

Thanks for taking the time to look over my CV, it's an important subject
where criticism can be useful. I will have to confess that I drafted it in
a hurry after deciding that  I was fed up with my long winded old one. You
make some good points that I should have done correctly on the first pass
so I will spend some time to get it right. On the whole, I like the short
and sweet format as it wets the appetite and leaves questions to be
answered. Thanks also for bringing to my attention the Trip advisor thing,
it displays ok with my Chrome browser. I have now checked out the url with and can see the problem.



On 21 February 2013 17:36, Ludovic Tolhurst-Cleaver <ludovic at> wrote:

> Hi David
> Some CV thoughts... (all intended as constructive):
>    1. I think your Gmail avatar is better than the pic in the CV.
>    2. It's generally considered best to put your quallies and experience
>    in reverse chronological order. But yours is a one-page CV so maybe it
>    doesn't matter as much.
>    3. Maybe you should put a bit of intro next to the Online English
>    Chrome web store widget so folks know what they're likely to get before
>    they click on it. Also, are those two links both pointing to the same
>    thing?
>    4. ...OK, you have put "Chrome app" next to them... I'd go to
>    something like ten words such as "The Chrome app I created to help you
>    learn English online". And just use the shortlink. There's no point
>    bothering to create a shortlink, then putting the massive original link
>    next to it. Try for an edited shortlink such as ''
>    too if your shortening service allows you to choose your own. You've d=
>    so well on making your CV concise and punchy it's a shame to whack that
>    massive link in. Also, I was scanning the CV - which your slimmed-down=
>    helps a lot with - and I thought it was two examples of work, until I =
>    it again.
>    5. I've only checked out one of your websites, namely Lazy Daisy's,
>    and I can't see how to make the Tripadvisor popup go away. Can you sort
>    that out? (Presumably your friend and client Tony will be OK with this=
>    I'd mention it obviously!) NB I'm using Firefox on Windows 7... (not W=
>    out of choice).
>    6. Have you misspelt Oxenholme?
>    7. Last thing... I hope you have actually applied for the job through
>    the correct channels by now!
> All in all I think your CV has many fine qualities which mine lacks. Such
> as brevity, content and a track record of creating lots of websites in
> Perl.
> Best of luck.
> Ludo
> On 21 February 2013 11:43, David Dand <gsn2dd at> wrote:
>> Maybe I was just using my initiative - someone my have some work for me =
>> On 21 February 2013 11:40, Dave Page <grimoire at> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:36:52AM +0000, David Dand wrote:
>>> > I enclose a CV for the following position:
>>> >
>>> > Perl Developer (Perl, MySQL, LAMP) - Manchester - =A345,000
>>> Dear Dave,
>>> I'm sorry to inform you that your application for this position has been
>>> declined due to your inability to read and follow the application
>>> instructions.
>>> To whit, you have sent your CV to an e-mail list for Perl fans, rather
>>> than to the application address, and have left the job reference out of
>>> the e-mail subject line.
>>> Better luck next time!
>>> Dave
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