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C V Workshop. For speakers of other languages. Introduction. Information session Explain how to write a CV Help you identify your skills Help you lay out your own CV. What is a CV?. A document which states your experience, skills, qualities, training & qualifications

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c v workshop

C V Workshop

For speakers of other languages

introduction
Introduction

Information session

  • Explain how to write a CV
  • Help you identify your skills
  • Help you lay out your own CV
what is a cv
What is a CV?
  • A document which states your experience, skills, qualities, training & qualifications
  • A positive statement about yourself
  • A document to get you to the interview stage of the recruitment process
  • Provides an employer with clear information about you.
when can a cv be used
When can a CV be used
  • Replying to advertised vacancies
  • For speculative applications to potential employers
  • To assist with the completion of application forms
  • As a tool for preparing for interviews
  • A prompt for use during a telephone interview
what to include in a cv
What to Include in a CV
  • Contact details
  • Personal profile
  • Key skills
  • Experience – work history, volunteer work, other relevant experience
  • Education, qualifications and training
  • References
what not to include
What Not to Include
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • NI number
  • Hobbies & Interests – unless relevant
tips for completing your cv
Tips for Completing your CV
  • Use good quality white paper
  • Should be neat, clear and typed – maximum 2 pages
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Summarise skills, qualities and achievements relevant to the specific job you are applying for – make up a different CV for each job
tips for completing your cv1
Tips for Completing your CV
  • Try to match your skills & experience to what is asked for in the job description
  • Research the requirements for the job
  • Do not lie – lying is fraud
  • Keep a reference copy
  • No stories – short bullet pointed facts – easy to read
c v contents
C.V. contents
  • Name & Contact Details
  • Personal Profile - statement of your experience & knowledge relevant to job
  • Key Skills- personal, professional
  • Employment History – what, where, when : information on work activities/ responsibilities
  • Education – school, college, university, work based qualifications
  • Other Information – e.g. driving licence, awards
  • References – statement that they are available
advice information from careers scotland
Advice & Information from Careers Scotland
  • CV Builder on website
  • Assistance from staff in layout & format
  • Use of computers to type CV
  • Free Information Sheet: Examples of different CVs and How to Produce a CV
  • Help with identifying your skills
  • Reference books on CV Preparation
  • Advice on Sources of Vacancies
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