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Old 12-08-2013, 07:42 PM
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I didn't have a specific job for these positions - as you can see it was mostly just projects
The problem is I couldn't see that and it's quite possible the people reading your CV aren't going to either. This document has to represent you on it's own and it isn't able to answer questions so you have to make it clear enough that it is able to prevent the reader from having any questions.
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The problem is I couldn't see that and it's quite possible the people reading your CV aren't going to either. This document has to represent you on it's own and it isn't able to answer questions so you have to make it clear enough that it is able to prevent the reader from having any questions.
For the actuarial internships, I don't think the overall job description is an issue. We know in general what it related to, obviously, and the bullets can just talk about individual projects. (but they need to make sense, of course)

The other internship is more confusing. The name doesn't immediately bring to mind anything clear at all. The bullets cover some tasks and we only infer overall what you were doing when taking them all in, which you can't count on a reader doing. Keeping a HW DB current doesn't seem like a full-time task. "Acted" really doesn't say you did anything, and it is even more confusing because it almost sounds like you may be saying you were a liaison between two unmentioned people or groups or something. What did you actually do for the audit? Say that instead. The trained bullet is usually OK, but it seems weird in this case just because we don't have a clear idea what you did. How can you get points for training someone in something that we have no idea what it is?

I'm not sure about the bookkeeper job. Someone suggested getting rid of it, which I wouldn't mind. But I don't think you have to and there may be value in 1) continual work 2) maybe the idea that you have accounting-ish experience. 3) plus anything more that bullets can add. I think it is the bullet that is the problem with this one. First, the numbers seem suspect - 83% seems far too accurate for any process involving people of varying levels of training. If you can back it up, that's OK. The second thing is that on first reading, it seems like you're talking about spreadsheet speed again, rather than actual processing time. I know that's not what you said, but that's how I read it. Third, it is just way way too long for what it is.

Reduced invoicing man-hours by x% by automating invoicing input in Excel.

Or something. If you have a nice big dollar amount, that might be more impressive than a percentage. Depends.
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