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Be Creative With Your CV #Akber 2013
Transcript of Be Creative With Your CV #Akber 2013
Covering Letter : Structure For
A Covering Letter Emailed CVs Example of CV : Targeting Your CV Whats Makes a Good CV ? Things Not To Put
On Your CV What Information should a CV Include? What is a CV ? Curriculum Vitae * Unrelated interest
* Boring words and Resume cliches
*Lie and / or Exaggerations Curriculum Vitae: an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications. Another name for a CV is a résumé.
A CV is the most flexible and convenient way to make applications.
It conveys your personal details in the way that presents you in the best possible light.
A CV is a marketing document in which you are marketing something: yourself! You need to "sell" your skills, abilities, qualifications and experience to employers. Personal details
Education and qualifications
Interest and achievement
References There is no single "correct" way to write and present a CV A marketing CV will be very different from a teaching CV.
The marketing CV will focus on persuading, negotiating and similar skills
The teaching CV will focus more on presenting and listening skills and evidence for these Put your covering letter as the body of your email
Your CV is then sent as an attachment
PDF format The covering letter is vital to your CV. This is why it is the first page and not an addition. "Please find enclosed my CV" won't get you very far.
Your covering letter demonstrates your writing style better than your CV (which is usually more brief and factual). Keep it clean, concise and to the point
ACTION VERBS can help to make it sound better
Make the person who reads it feel special
Include your understanding of the work/knowledge of the company and how you fit the criteria required
Related your skills to the job
Say when you're available to start work
Try to find the name of the person to write to Personal Details :
Name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email
Education and qualifications :
your degree subject and university Work experience :
- Use action words : developed, planned and organized
- Try to relate the SKILLS to the job Interests and achievements :
- Short and to the point
- Don't use the OLD BORING CLICHES
- Don't put many passive hobbies
- Any interests relevant to the job are WORTH mentioning
- Any EVIDENCE of LEADERSHIP is important to mention Skills :
Languages, computing, etc..
Two referees are sufficient (academic & employer) Rules :
- Targeted on the specific job
- Clearly laid out
- Informative but concise
- Accurate in content, spelling and grammar
- Be positive
- Be Honest How Long Should a CV be ?
Not more than two sides of A4 paper i am a prefectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.
Proven ability to track down and correct erors.
I have good writen comunication skills.
Develop an annual operating expense fudget.
Good custermer service skills. Fonts :
Unnecessary use of complex words or hard to read fonts gives a bad impression: people who use simple, clear language are rated as more intelligent. First Paragraph :
Where you found out about it
State the job you're applying for Second Paragraph :
Why you're interested in that type of work
Why the company attracts you Third Paragraph :
Summarize your strengths
Related your skills to the competencies required in the job Last Paragraph :
Mention any dates that you won't be available for interview / test
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