Writing your Curriculum Vitae. Writing your CV. Objective By the end of the presentation, you will be able to identify the A reas to be covered in a CV Content and positioning of each Identify common mistakes. Format.
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By the end of the presentation, you will be able to identify the
Name (14) Photograph
Address. Cell. Email
Date of Birth: Marital Status: Nationality: Visa Status: (10)
A carefully worded summary stating your USP (your key strengths, skills, experience and interests)
Can replace your covering letter (where letter may become detached. – recruitment agencies)
What you are looking for in terms of work, career and development
1. To enter a graduate training programme in multimedia, preferably in the new- media sector where my creative initiative, ideas and a genuine enthusiasm would allow me to progress. I have a good working knowledge of many industry leading software applications such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Autodesk Maya. I work to the highest standards and have an eye for detail with skills in design and organisation. Completing my course projects has taught me to provide originality and quality whilst successfully meeting deadlines.
2. A Business Administration graduate from the University of Kent. He has skills and knowledge essential for managing key areas of an organisationand the problem solving skills needed in finance. He is looking for a graduate trainee post in marketing where he can use his strong influencing skills. Through his studies, work and voluntary roles he has acquired the ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high standard of work. He possesses a good telephone
manner and is able to relate to a wide range of people.
3. I have a visual impairment (full details are available on request), but this has not in any way prevented me from successfully completing a demanding degree course and further education qualifications. Far from being a disadvantage, this has increased my awareness of the needs of others and has increased my determination to succeed and to persevere when obstacles are placed in my path.
During my degree I successfully combined my studies with work and other commitments
showing myself to be self-motivated, organised and capable of working under pressure. I
have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see
things through to completion. I enjoy working on my own initiative or in a team. In short, I am
reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and eager to learn and have a genuine interest in PR.
2. I am an energetic and enthusiastic person who enjoys a challenge and achieving personal
goals. My present career aim is to work within IT because I enjoy working with computers, I
enjoy the environment and I find the work interesting and satisfying. The opportunity to learn
new skills and work with new technologies is particularly attractive to me.
Types of skills
(Cleaning skills: “bleaching, pot washing, window cleaning, mopping, etc”, “able to say the ABCs backward in under five
seconds”) or vague attributes “Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail”)
Chronological - applying for a position similar to the one you already have. Show a track record of gradually advancing your career.
Functional CV – Out of the workforce for a prolonged period of time or seeking to change careers.
Combination CV - Redundancy, job-hopping, brief employment dates signal red flags for employers.
Avoid - “I have extensive experience with foreign accents.” or “My father is a computer programmer, so I have 15 years of computer experience.”
3. Technical Skills
Dr Mike Smith (Lecturer in microbiology)Department of BiosciencesUniversity of KentCanterburyKent CT2 7NJemail [email protected]
Whom to choose
Avoid: “Please do not contact my immediate supervisor . My colleagues will give me a better reference.”
CIPD advice on writing referenceswww.cipd.co.uk/subjects/recruitmen/selectn/references.htm?IsSrchRes=1