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WRITING A CURRICULUM VITAE

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WRITING A CURRICULUM VITAE
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BIK 1113 BUSINESS ENGLISH
CV Tips
DO
Make your CV look professional
Keep it simple
Keep the layout easy to follow and understand
Use clear headings on your CV
DON’T
get overcomplicated and try to prepare a masterpiece of modern design with your CV, unless, of course, you are a designer.
Cram everything on to one page if it doesn’t fit easily.

TITLE: WRITING A CURRICULUM VITAE
GROUP MEMBERS' NAME & MATRIK NO.
1. CHIN LIU JING E20122005547
2. GOH YI TING E20122005535
3. ONG JIE YING E20122005730
4. TING SIEW CHING E20122005537

LECTURER'S NAME:
MISS HASIMAH BINTI JA'AFAR
HOW SHOULD I CONTRUST MY WORK DESCRIPTION ENTRIES
two common strategies...
gapping - the use of incomplete sentences in order to present your information as clearly and concisely as possibly
parallelism - use verb phrases in one portion of your CV to describe your duties, make sure that the structure of your phrases is exactly parallel
In CV, don't ever cramp everything in one line, try to use bullets to help you for a better CV.

Show your CV to different people and ask for their opinion of the layout
Check spelling and grammar if you are in any doubt about anything
Spread the content evenly through the available space; it is kinder on the eye and encourages the reader to continue

Leave anything in that you don’t think adds to the total effect
Worry if the laying out of the CV is a fiddly business. It normally takes as long to get right as finding the content did
Photocopy your CV if it is possible to print off fresh copies each time

Present your CV
Differences
Similarities
1. Both are organized into distinct understandable sections
which provides information about you.
They include your name, contact information, education,
skills and experience.

2. Both CV and Résumé give a summary of your credentials
and other relevant information about your skills,
achievements and professional history.

3. Both are standard format required for job applications
although some companies prefer one format over the other.

When to use?
Cover letter
Cover letter format

What is a curriculum vitae?
outline of a person’s educational and professional history
a brief biography
simple, accessible way of introducing yourself to potential employers
a vital tool in obtaining the chance to impress them face-to-face at an interview
4 Types of CV
chronological CV
used when you are staying in the same field rather than making a major career change.
e.g. junior designer, senior designer, design manager.
used when you start off on your career path, looking for first or second job.

functional CV
used when you are looking for your first professional job or when you make a major career change.
focused on your skills and accomplishments.

targeted CV
used when you are very clear about your job direction
when you need to make an impressive case for a specific job.

capabilities CV
used when you are aiming for a specific job or assignment within your current organisation.
You need to customise your CV for the situation.
What does curriculum vitae mean?
"curriculum vitae" comes from Latin, means ‘the course of your life’ or a brief story of your career
the term is usually abbreviated to CV
7 Key Events in a CV
Personal details
Education
Employment
Other skills
Interests
Additional information
References
Job Searching
- International position
- Educational position
- Scientific position
- Research position

Also availabled for :
Application for the fellowship or grant.

CV Samples
References
1. http://ng.careerlingual.com/en-gb/article/sample-chronological-resume-accountant
2. http://www.yourspaceonline.net/pdf/Targeted_CV.pdf
3. http://www.learneast.org.uk/LISA-EMPOWER/FunctionalCV.pdf
4. http://gradmalaysia.com/career_advice/sample-CV
5. Steve Morris and Graham Willcocks. (2002). Step tro Success: Get that Job: CVs. London: Great Britain for Hodder & Stoughton Educational.
6. Rebecca Corfield. (2007). Preparing the Perfect CV: How to make a Great Impression & Get the Jpb you Want. United Kingdom: London.
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