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Cv’s futures - dey

  1. 1. BirminghamOrmiston Academy
  2. 2.  To allow an employer to gain an insight intowho you are: your achievements, skills,qualifications and work history to date. To establish if you will be of benefit to thecompany and to the role which you applyingfor.
  3. 3.  To allow an employer to intowho you are: your achievements, skills,qualifications and work history to date. To establish if you will be of benefit to thecompany and to the role which you applyingfor.
  4. 4.  To allow an employer to intowho you are: your , ,and to date. To establish if you will be of benefit to thecompany and to the role which you applyingfor.
  5. 5.  To allow an employer to intowho you are: your, , andto date. To establish if you will be of to thecompany and which you applyingfor.
  6. 6.  An application form and a CVshare similar information. An application form will askfor specific information youwould not include on a CV; Equal opportunities data Criminal convictions Medical history A CV is NOT a legaldocument! An applicationform is!
  7. 7.  You will need to gather together a lot of informationbefore starting to construct your CV. A CV should include the following sections; Name, Address, Email address and Phone number Personal Profile Key Skills Work Experience Education /Training Personal Details / Interests References Available
  8. 8.  Many of you will already have a CV. How many of your CV’s are fit for purpose? It is not uncommon for people to have three orfour very different CV’s. You have to be careful when placing too muchemphasis on the arts if you are applying for a joboutside that sector.
  9. 9.  Emphasise the relevant skills that yourachievements and experience have taught you. THINK – how would they be transferrable?
  10. 10.  The profile needs to communicate clearly and effectively to theemployer. Use descriptive terminology. It must briefly summarise the rest of your CV; What you want to do? Why you want to do it? Why you are suitable?“I am keen to establish a career utilising my retail and customerservice skills. I can accurately follow instructions, work effectivelyas a team member and on my own initiative. In addition, I amflexible, reliable and can cope with working in a busy, highpressure environment. Currently seeking an opportunity to gainfurther experience and develop my skills by working for a retailestablishment that will enhance my potential.”Emphasise the positives!
  11. 11.  Key Skills should be suitable for the job sector. Some skills overlap whereas some are morespecific. Within your work/education history you canshow how your have acquired these skillsRETAILFriendly andapproachable withgood interpersonalskills.CUSTOMER SERVICESGood communicationskills both customerfacing orvia telephoneCATERINGAbility to remain calm ina hectic and busyenvironment
  12. 12.  Some of you might think you have little or no work experience. That is very rarely the case. You can include voluntary work, school work experience. All work history MUST be included with all the relevant DATES. Organise them chronologically, the most recent first. Highlight your responsibilities, duties and job titles. Emphasise the work that has enabled you to acquire the mosttransferrable skillsSummer 1996
  13. 13.  This is where you really have to sell yourself. This is especially important if creating an ArtsCV. Be selective on where you place your emphasis.• BTEC DanceLevel 3• Performances atBOA• Awards /qualificationswithin Dance• “100 metre winner”Year 6 Sports Day• 3rd in top setEnglish SpellingBee!• GCSEGerman - C• GCSEHistory - D
  14. 14.  Don’t go crazy listing all thefun and exciting things you do. One or two interesting andmore importantly, unique,activities will make you standout. “I enjoy going out andsocialising with friends” or “Ihave an active social life”usually means one thing…
  15. 15.  Simply state “References are available onrequest.” Do not include contact details or a fullreference The employer will know where you haveworked from your employment history.
  16. 16.  This is a real CVwith thepersonaldetailschanged. It wassubmitted onpaper andscanned into acomputer.Page 1Page 2
  17. 17.  Here is thecompletedCV. Excuse the USspell checker!
  18. 18.  Some examples of what colour can doto a CV when used appropriatelyDETAILS REMOVEDDETAILS REMOVED
  19. 19.  To begin with a brilliant summary that makes peoplewant to read more Key strengths and skills are immediately obvious Try to maximise the impact and relevance of allinformation The design layout – ensure it is reader friendly Careful formatting allows a lot of information to beincluded without seeming crowded Qualifications andTraining are arranged to showrelevant on-going development You rarely need to explain trivial details of your earlyeducation Your CV needs to be a working document
  20. 20.  Make it longer than two sides Leave unexplained career gaps Include the following details ; Insert pictures (unless it is for amodelling or acting position)• Age • Previous Salary• Children • Disabilities• Religion • Nationality• Marital Status
  21. 21.  Poor presentation - Overcrowded layout, poor quality photocopy, not dividedinto easy to read sections Disorganised and poorly sequenced - Employment details arrangedhaphazardly with periods of time not accounted for Too long - Includes irrelevant detail or too much detail Too general -The personality profile could apply to almost everybody. Too glossy - Unnecessary use of coloured paper and over-elaborated format Includes information that might discourage an employer - Age, health,salary, time unemployed, criminal record, etc Uses jargon, abbreviations, complicated sentences and words The CV has not been checked for errors in grammar, spelling and typing Travels alone - Is not accompanied by a letter of application
  22. 22.  Employers are usuallydrowning in a sea ofpaperwork The last thing they want todo is read 100 boring CV’s. You need to catch theirattention within the first5-10 seconds. Make yours stand out fromthe crowd!

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