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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

A realistic profile of yourself in your best light.

Purpose = to get an interview


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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


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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


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Sensible Sections

  • Bio-details

  • Academic background

  • Work experience

  • Interests / achievements

  • Additional info. / skills

  • Referees


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About you…

  • Bio-details

  • Strengths  skills

  • Achievements

  • Personality


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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


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Issues of Presentation

  • Number of pages

  • Type of paper

  • Use of space / layout

  • Typeface

  • Words (active)

  • Headings / sentences (KISS)

  • Spelling & grammar


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Issues for discussion

  • Would you include a photo?

  • Balance between predictability & uniqueness

  • How much to reveal / how much to keep back


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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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