Your CV - Presenting Yourself on Paper!. Workshop #3 Career Services University of Canberra www.canberra.edu.au/careers. What’s in a name?. Curriculum Vitae – ‘life story’ Shortened to ‘CV’ Also called ‘Resume’ However, a CV is not, in fact, the story
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University of Canberra
However, a CV is not, in fact, the story
of your life. It is only about your
educational and working life.
… the Selection Panel of the company or
organisation which offers the job.
They will assess your CV against the needs of the
Each time you apply for a job, look at your CV
again to ensure it fits this particular job. Do you
need to add or delete some information?
… needs to match the job description.
If your study and experience is in IT,
no-one will consider you for an Accounts
Be kind to the Selection Panel.
Your CV must be easy to read.
Oanh Thi Tran (Ms); Nawaf Khaled (Mr); Anant Kalam (Mr)
Employers want to know your work status
and your future plans. Tell them on your CV.
Status: International Student
(Permanent Residence expected in April 2010)
(Will apply for citizenship in April 2010)
Your degree is the most important asset you have
to offer an employer.
Put your degree on the front page of your CV.
You can also add the subjects from your majors
If you have just completed a Masters degree,
then add your Bachelor’s degree also.
Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance),
University of Canberra, 2009
Banking and Financial Services subjects:
Economics subjects studied:
If you have done any paid work, give some
details here. For example:
2008 Receptionist (part-time)
Smith and Jones Accountants, Canberra
Toscano Restaurant, Belconnen
2009 Coach, UC Women’s Basketball Team
2008 Shop Assistant, Salvation Army Store,
2007 Student Ambassador, University of Canberra