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National Careers Service CV builder

National Careers Service CV builder



A step-by-step guide to using National Careers Service CV builder.

A step-by-step guide to using National Careers Service CV builder.



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    • A guide to using the National Careers Service CV BuilderYou can use these commands in Slideshare Click to view full screen Press for normal screen Browse presentation
    • National Careers Service CV Builder• The National Careers Service website provides help with finding a job, a skills check, finding a course and planning a career. One of its most useful features is the CV builder, which guides you through the process of creating your own CV from scratch.• As well as making it easy to compile a CV via a step-by- step process, it also offers a choice of designs at the end so that the CV looks attractive on the page too.• On the internet, go to http://bit.ly/cvbuilder
    • National Careers Service CV Builder• If you think you have enough time to complete your CV in one session then there is no need to register. Otherwise its a good idea to register so that you can save your CV as a work in progress and come back to it at a later date from any computer that has internet access.• Once you have completed your CV you will be able to save and edit it in Microsoft Word.
    • CV support• For expert advice on all aspects of jobseeking (including how to write CVs and what content to include, developing interview skills, and possible avenues for childcare) there are two useful organisations to contact; Jobcentre Plus and National Careers Service.• Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk 0845 604 3719 Each Jobcentre can offer advice and support on CVs and applications• National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk 0800 100 900
    • Using CV builder http://bit.ly/cvbuilderClick CV Builder if youreconfident of completing your CVin one session (30 minutes).If not click Open an accountwhere you can save your CV andalso do a Skills Check.
    • You can set up a learning account where you can save your CV. Start to complete your CV.There are helpfulhints in each section
    • The first section isabout your personaldetails and includes aPersonal Statement.The Spell check is aa Spell check isuseful feature.
    • Add details of your job history. Start by adding your most recent job.Remember to clickSave position tomake sure theinformation gets putinto your CV.
    • Add details of your qualifications and training.Remember to clickSave qualification tomake sure theinformation gets putinto your CV.
    • Add details of people who can provide a reference for you. You don’t need to list your referees’ details on your CV, unless requested by the employer you are contacting. You can tick the “I would rather make my references available onRemember to click request box”.Save referee tomake sure theinformation gets putinto your CV.
    • Add details aboutyour interests andhobbies.Remember theSpell check
    • You can choose the look of your CV. Click Zoom to see the different designs before selecting the design you want. You can change the design laterAfter selecting a or create differentdesign click CVs for differentComplete CV types of application.
    • If you want to saveyour CV for lateryou can open aLifelong LearningAccount.The account alsooffers a SkillsCheck, ActionPlan, LearningRecord andFundinginformation.
    • When you havesaved your CVyou can view it.There are 2formats:PDF or DOCX.DOCX will allowyou to edit the CVin Microsoft Wordor Open Office.
    • After selecting theformat clickDownload
    • If you chose DOCXformat your CV willopen in MicrosoftWord or Open Office.You can edit, save orprint.If you have notopened a LifelongLearning Accountremember to save acopy of this either toyour own disk/pendrive or in your emailor to web–basedstorage such asGoogle Docs.
    • To find more information, help and support please visitwww.lancashire.gov.uk/jobsupport