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CV and Cover letter writing

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Transcript of CV and Cover letter writing

What is a CV? What is it for?
Outline of educational and professional history
Tip 1
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Make it brief and factual
Main purpose to GET the INTERVIEW!
Tip 2
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Different for every job
Preparation
Study the job advert and website
Look at what other employers want for the same job
Think of your main selling points
How to start?
List all your education and work experience
Identify what skills you have developed
Match your skills and experience with job requirements
Make sure that you provide evidence

Format
1 or 2 pages
Consistent font types and sizing
Reverse chronological order
Concise
No spelling mistakes or grammatical errors

Tip 3 :
Ensure that the most relevant information is on the first page


Content
Contact details
Profile
Education section
Employment History section
Professional Skills section
Achievements/Projects/Awards
Interests
References
Layout
Split into section
Use headlines to attract attention
Simple crisp fonts (Arial, Calibri and Times New Roman)
No less than size 10 in normal font
Spacing
Avoid gaps
Simple sentences/bullet points
Language &Terminology
Cover letters
Concise and professional (1 page)

1) Introduction - why are you writing?
2) Your knowledge of the company and why you're applying
3) How your skills, knowledge & experience relate to the role. Use examples !

Interview
CV and Cover letter writing
Dr Stefania Pepitoni - Placement Adviser
Check, check and check again
Use positive and professional language:

Planned Completed Designed Developed Responsible for Managed Generated Organised

Effective Persistent Accomplished Loyal Methodical Motivated Efficient Energetic Enterprising Enthusiastic Proficient Reliable Self-starter Strong Successful Trustworthy Driven Sharp
Tip 4: PDF

www.brunel.ac.uk/pcc/appointments

Quick query or Career appointment

Visit Job Shop
Book an appointment!
Personal Information

Your name, address, telephone number and email address. If you have a Linkedin profile include your URL. Please do not include photos, logos, date of birth, gender, nationality or NI number.

Profile/Summary
Short statement below your name and contact details that summarises your strengths and experience, please support your claims with example

Education
Start with Brunel, Title of your degree, list year 2 modules and then year 1 (with grades). Do not provide full addresses of university and schools.

Employment
Current and previous employment (including dates, job titles and responsabilities, do not provide full address). It is important to highlight the skills you developed during your employment

Skills
Include IT skills & Languages- be specific

Achievements

School prefect, team captain, head boy/girl , grade 8 piano etc.

Interests

Sports, hobbies or voluntary work. Make sure that it adds value.

References
Available upon request.



that you've done your research

.
.....
demonstrate this when discussing why you are applying to that company and to that particular role.



that you understand your strengths & how they relate to the role

.
...
demonstrate this by providing examples to back up the RELEVANT skills & experience you write about
e.g. I thrive in a busy environment and as a sales assistant I was able to demonstrate my interpersonal skills; communicating with customers confidently and persuasively.


that you are interested and willing to learn/work hard



A strong cover letter will show:
Remember:

Enthusiasm is very appealing to an employer,
showing a willingness to learn will tell an employer that, even if you don't have the entire package - you'll work hard to develop your skills

Be
persuasive
but also
believable


Believable? “I have an awesome ability to communicate....”

Better? “
Through various team projects, I have developed effective communication skills......”

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