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Curriculum Vitae. A realistic profile of yourself in your best light. Purpose = to get an interview. 3 Fundamental Truths. There are always jobs out there waiting to be filled Whether you can find one or not depends on the method you are using

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curriculum vitae
Curriculum Vitae

A realistic profile of yourself in your best light.

Purpose = to get an interview

3 fundamental truths
3 Fundamental Truths
  • There are always jobs out there waiting to be filled
  • Whether you can find one or not depends on the method you are using
  • If you are not being successful you need to change your method
steps to success
Steps to Success
  • You must decide exactly what you have to offer the world
  • You must decide exactly where you want to use your skills
  • You must go after the organisations that interest you the most, regardless of whether they have a vacancy
sensible sections
Sensible Sections
  • Bio-details
  • Academic background
  • Work experience
  • Interests / achievements
  • Additional info. / skills
  • Referees
about you
About you…
  • Bio-details
  • Strengths  skills
  • Achievements
  • Personality
more about you
More about you…
  • What three things have you done that you are most proud of
  • What three things are you good at
  • What three things are you not so good at
issues of presentation
Issues of Presentation
  • Number of pages
  • Type of paper
  • Use of space / layout
  • Typeface
  • Words (active)
  • Headings / sentences (KISS)
  • Spelling & grammar
issues for discussion
Issues for discussion
  • Would you include a photo?
  • Balance between predictability & uniqueness
  • How much to reveal / how much to keep back
remember
Remember.…
  • First impressions count
  • Your purpose is to get an interview
  • Put yourself in their shoes
  • Tailored template
  • Always keep a copy
  • Include a covering letter
  • KISS
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