How to Write a Professional CV

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How to Write a Professional CV

  1. How to Write a Professional CV<br />By:<br />Ahmed Gouda<br />
  2. Agenda<br />What is a CV?<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Things you should avoid in your CV<br />Things employers look for <br />Ensure that your CV is neat<br />Recruitment agencies<br />Write your CV<br />
  3. What is a CV?<br />Is a written profile of your professional qualifications<br />Prepared by an applicant seeking employment<br />Multiple versions<br />It might be called Resume<br />
  4. How should you organize your CV<br />Name & Contact Information<br />Personal Information<br />Career Objective<br />Education<br />Experiences<br />Career History<br />Certifications and Training Courses<br />Technical and Interpersonal Skills<br />Publications<br />Awards & Activities<br />Other Info<br />
  5. Name & Contact Information<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Your Name <br />in the top and in boldface<br />Address <br />Residence <br />Email<br />Includes your name<br />Phone number<br />Preferred pattern <br />+X(XXX) XXX-XXXX<br />Write only one mobile <br />Land number is optional <br />
  6. Personal Information<br />Military Service Status<br />Date of Birth<br />Marital Status<br />Gender<br />Other<br />Driving License<br />How should you organize your CV<br />
  7. Career Objective<br />Clear, concise, and targeted to your career goal<br />If you want to have more than one career option you should develop multiple CVs<br />Should include <br />Desired position<br />Employment type<br />Organization type<br />Experience, and Skills offered<br />How should you organize your CV<br />
  8. Education<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Start with the most recent academic degree<br />For each degree<br />Degree name<br />University name / Department<br />Year of graduation<br />Cumulative grade or GPA<br />Don’t include high school<br />Don’t include Graduation project grade<br />If you are currently working in a degree<br />In progress<br />Expected graduation date <br />
  9. Experiences<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Your Projects<br />Start with the most recent<br />Project name<br />Involved technologies<br />Brief description<br />
  10. Career History <br />How should you organize your CV<br />Start with the most recent<br />Employer name<br />Position title<br />Time interval (month/Year)<br />Responsibilities (optional)<br />
  11. Certifications and Training Courses<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Training Courses<br />Start with the most recent<br />Training Center name<br />Time interval (month/Year)<br />Brief description (optional)<br />Certifications<br />Start with the most recent<br />Certification name<br />Earned date<br />
  12. Technical and Interpersonal Skills<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Technical Skills<br />Programming language<br />Concepts<br />IDEs<br />Technology related<br />Interpersonal Skills<br />Goal oriented<br />IQ score<br />Communication and Presentation<br />Work under pressure<br />Language Skills<br />
  13. Publications<br />Research Thesis<br />White paper<br />Articles<br />Write a title and a brief description for each<br />How should you organize your CV<br />
  14. Awards & Activities<br />Award/Activity Title<br />Year Granted<br />Authority<br />Description (optional)<br />How should you organize your CV<br />
  15. Other Info<br />How should you organize your CV<br />Attended events<br />Name<br />Date<br />Location<br />Research interests<br />Web Based Systems<br />Robotics<br />General interests <br />Drawing paintings<br />Solving puzzles<br />Reading novels<br />Last updated date <br />
  16. Things you should avoid in your CV<br />ID number<br />Personal photo<br />Irrelevant awards, publications, & memberships<br />Travel history<br />Previous pay rates<br />Reasons for leaving previous jobs<br />Typing & grammar errors<br />Lengthy descriptions<br />The words “References available upon request”<br />
  17. Things employers look for<br />Signs of achievements<br />Patterns of stability & career direction<br />Professional presentation of your CV<br />
  18. Ensure that your CV is neat<br />Recommended fonts<br />Calibri<br />Tahoma<br />Times new Roman<br />Use one or two fonts only<br />Use bullets, but don’t overuse them<br />Recommended font size 12, don’t use smaller than 10.<br />Print in high quality, white paper<br />
  19. Recruitment agencies<br />American Chamber<br />Egypt IT Jobs<br />Jobs in Egypt<br />Master HR<br />Mea-IT<br />Rename your CV file to be your full name<br />Enter a job code andor job title in the email subject<br />Write the following in the email body<br />Dear Sir/Madam,Kindly find my resume in the attachments.Regards,<br />
  20. Write your CV<br />Time for the workshop <br />
  21. Thank You<br />

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