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To CV or not to CV

I had a kind of job offer last week. I say kind of because it was only a potential thing, but it sounded quite good so I asked what I could do to make it a reality. Essentially I was told to send through a short CV.

The thing is, for the past five or so years I have prided myself on not needing a CV. Or should I say, I purposely tried to not need one. The thinking being rather than approaching people and companies for jobs, I wanted to work hard so that people would come to me instead.

It looks like it worked, in this one case. But I realise now that not having a ready CV is quite naive on my behalf.

I still don’t think you should need a CV. I still think that you should try and make it so you can get by without one. In saying that, though, at the very least, people should be able to see a list of your achievements to date. They don’t know exactly what you have been doing, nor do they have the means to check it, so having a list such as this truly does help.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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