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CV Writing - Week 2
Transcript of CV Writing - Week 2
Writing Your CV
Finalizing Your CV
Know what information a CV generally contains
Make a list of jobs you have held
Brainstorm your hobbies and interests
Create the format for your CV
Write a personal profile
Check your spelling and grammar
Get someone else to read your CV
Proofread for any sentences that could be written more concisely
Consider the job you are applying for
Check the company’s website for extra information about the CV
Make a list of your relevant skills
List your name, address, telephone number, and email at the top of the page
An enthusiastic recent graduate looking for an entry-level editorial position that will utilize organizational and communication skills developed as a summer intern at City Lights.
Education and Qualifications
Santa Clara University, English and History 2009-2013 Subjects include: Medieval Literature, Victorian Literature, Criticism of Poetry, and History of Great Britain. Obtained a 75% on my 2nd year exams.
Skills and Achievements
Successfully took a national bestseller from manuscript to publication; Received certification in copy-editing from UC Berkeley
Relevant interests that paint you in the most positive light
Example: I took two years off from my intended career path in publishing to teach English in Brazil through the TEFL program. Teaching English as a second language has helped me better understand the subtle nuances of the language.
All References Are Available Upon Request
Diablo Magazine, Walnut Creek, CA, March 2012-January 2013. Fact-checked information, wrote articles for Diablo’s blog, assisted in researching of material for articles.
Read your CV as if you were the company you are applying to
Check the company’s application page