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  • 1. Writing C.V. & Application Letters Grant Proposal for Project NameMade and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi, & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 2. Topics to be discussedMade and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 3. Curriculum Vitae and Cover LetterMade and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 4. Definitions: Curriculum vitæ (CV)Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi, & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 5. Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter 3 Evidence you can work as part of 2 a team Evidence you’re able to make a contribution on an individual level 1 Analytical skills. Reflecting on a work-based task, can you learn from the experience and apply this to your career?Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 6. Points to be noted before writing Cover letter and CVs 1 3 5 The employer is Convince recruiters Use enthusiastic not looking for an that you can hit the language example so floor running by monumental that it giving them changed the examples of course of the similar work companys experience success 2 4 6 What is your key What are your 3 How would the message you want main strengths company benefit to convey to the relevant to the job from hiring you? employer? role?Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 7. Why do you need a covering letter? 3 Your covering letter demonstrates your writing style better than your CV (which is usually 2 more brief and factual). The covering letter puts flesh on the bare bones of the CV. It points out to the employer the information showing that 1 you have the qualities the job calls for The covering letter is vital to your CV. This is why it is the first page and not an addition. "Please find enclosed my CV" wont get you very far.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 8. How to write a cover letter 1 2 3 Plain white If emailed put your Dont make the photocopier paper covering letter in the employer work to is fine. body of the email. If read your letter! you attach it with Keep it clear, nothing in the email concise and to the body it may be point. misidentified as spam. You might Say when include your youre available Make the person understanding of the to start work (and who reads it feel work/knowledge of end, if its a special: that it is the company, and placement): be as addressed to them personally. how you fit the criteria flexible as required. possible. 4 5 6 Those who included a letter with their CV were 10% more likely to receive a reply.
  • 9. Structure for a covering letter:  State the job you’re applying for.  Where you found out about it.  When youre available to start work.  Why youre interested in that type of work.  Why the company attracts you  Summarise your strengths and how they might be an advantage to the organisation.  Relate your skills to the competencies required in the job.  Mention any dates that you wont be available for interview  Thank the employer and say you look forward to hearing from them soon.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 10. Cover Letter Blue PrintMade and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dhaiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 11. Format of a CV 1 2 3 Objectives Skills Work History The objectives part Skills are often Your work history of your CV defines keywords in job needs particular your motivations. applications, like care and good use essential criteria. of terminology Achievements Qualifications Reference Achievements Many applications You need a good Added on to the work contain a set of required references who can history as part of each job qualifications. You must speak on the same Description shows obvious provide a list of qualifications professional level as your relevance and value to the employer that meets those requirements. new employer. 4 5 6 Write concisely. Avoid fluff and unsubstantiated statements. Take out any extra info (irrelevant experience, projects and so on) and leave off job duties to concentrate on achievements and impact
  • 12. The fundamental principles of CV Make sure every part of your CV directly relates to the current job application. 1 Use exactly the same descriptions for skills, experience, and qualifications as on the job ad or application guidelines. 2 Always cover the essential job skills, qualifications, and experience in your CV. 3 Ensure that everything in your work history is clearly relevant to the job application. 4 Show your knowledge of the company and industry, and share recommendations you have for opportunities youve researched. 5 Evidence of some of the following skills: planning and organisation, working with people, diplomacy, negotiation, communication, analytical, people 6 management, problem solving.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dhaiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 13. CV Reference List Tips CV references are usually straightforward. Theyre people who can give first hand information 1 relevant to your job applications and testify to your skills, character and experience You need a good references who can speak on the same professional level as your new employer. 2 3 The preferred profile for a good referee is one who have Knowledgeable about your work and personal achievements. Professional references: In some professions and industries, your references are themselves a quality check on your application. 4 Business references: Target your references, using appropriate managers or supervisors in 5 relation to the new job. If youre going for a sales job, youd use a sales manager as a reference. Technical jobs and IT job references: These jobs really do involve speaking another language, and your reference must be able to deal with any technical questions about 6 your work. 7 Academic references:Your reference must be someone who can deal with advanced questions at this level.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 14. What You Should Never Include In Your Curriculum Vitae Do not type Biodata, CV, Curriculum vitae as the title. You should rather put your 1 name and coordinates in that place, so the reader would know whose Curriculum Vitae he/she is reading. Do not use jargon or colloquial language. The English should be impeccable and as much as possible simple and without bombastic words and technical terms 2 3 Do not use narrative style; as much as possible use bullet point that are easily scannable so you could convey more with less verbosity Do not attach photograph, unless specifically requested 4 Do not mention the last salary drawn. The employer should make an offer 5 independent of what you drew in your last company; otherwise, they might be tempted to under-quote your offer Do not include reason for leaving from your last job, as this does not have a direct bearing on the job you are applying. However, be ever prepared for this question 6 during the interview. 7 Do not use any abbreviations in the Curriculum Vitae as these can be very confusing and distracting; always use the expanded form. Do not forget to put a 4-5 line summary on the top of the Curriculum Vitae; many Curriculum Vitaes have been rejected because the recruiter did not have the time to 8 go through the whole thing to get an idea of how capable the person is.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 15. STAR guide to make your Curriculum Vitae Situation – Around 20% of your CV should be used to set the 1 scene. What was happening? Task – 10% should explain the task either set by yourself or 2 another. Action – This is the most important part: 50% of your CV should 3 describe what you did and the skills you used to do it. Result – Use the last 20% to tell give details of the outcome. This should 4 include a good dose of self-analysis. Consider what impact your behaviour had on the result - Perhaps you learnt something about yourself or it altered your thinking.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 16. STAR guide to make your Curriculum Vitae 1 Task – 10% should explain the task either set by yourself or 2 another. Action – This is the most important part: 50% of your CV should 3 describe what you did and the skills you used to do it. Result – Use the last 20% to tell give details of the outcome. This should 4 include a good dose of self-analysis. Consider what impact your behaviour had on the result - Perhaps you learnt something about yourself or it altered your thinking.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 17. STAR guide to make your Curriculum Vitae Situation – Around 20% of your CV should be used to set the 1 scene. What was happening? 2 Action – This is the most important part: 50% of your CV should 3 describe what you did and the skills you used to do it. Result – Use the last 20% to tell give details of the outcome. This should 4 include a good dose of self-analysis. Consider what impact your behaviour had on the result - Perhaps you learnt something about yourself or it altered your thinking.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 18. STAR guide to make your Curriculum Vitae Situation – Around 20% of your CV should be used to set the 1 scene. What was happening? Task – 10% should explain the task either set by yourself or 2 another. 3 Result – Use the last 20% to tell give details of the outcome. This should 4 include a good dose of self-analysis. Consider what impact your behaviour had on the result - Perhaps you learnt something about yourself or it altered your thinking.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 19. STAR guide to make your Curriculum Vitae Situation – Around 20% of your CV should be used to set the 1 scene. What was happening? Task – 10% should explain the task either set by yourself or 2 another. Action – This is the most important part: 50% of your CV should 3 describe what you did and the skills you used to do it. 4Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 20. Difference Between CV and Resume URGENT and Curriculum Vitae Resume IMPORTANT  The Curriculum Vitae is a list of all your  A resume is a precise and very brief document achievements until the date you are submitting it, representing at-a-glance your key skills and • This is an presented in reverse chronological order (i.e. the main achievements example text latest achievements first)  A resume should not be longer than one page, unless in rare exceptions • Go ahead  The Curriculum Vitae is ideally two pages in  A resume would contain of only what is strictly length, though it can sometimes go up to three to five pages and place relevant to the job applied and nothing else - it your own  The Curriculum Vitae would include everything is more important here to have all the information contained within one page, that text that you have done and can be classified as work representing the information it in totality outside the home - whether paid or unpaid; • Example text hence, it is okay if the Curriculum Vitae contains  The resume would highlight your skills and voluntary and honorary positions and work done achievements above all other things in such positions  The resume is usually presented without a cover  The Curriculum Vitae structure is very systematic letter because the main reason you are and is generally drawn in a specific order submitting the resume, is fast processing; a  The Curriculum Vitae is normally accompanied cover letter would defeat the purpose by a cover letter, which summarizes what it  A resume usually can be written in three very contains and points out the match of the different styles - (i) Chronological resume - applicant with the job whereby your skills and main achievements are  A Curriculum Vitae can be written in the listed by date starting with the most recent ones following three styles: functional CV, targeted CV first, (ii) Functional resume - whereby your skills and performance CV and experience are more highlighted than anything else and (iii) a combination of both - whereby both skill and achievements are presented hand-in-hand.Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi & Anil Kumar Yadav
  • 21. Made and Compiled by:Nishant Mittal, Pankhuri Dahiya, Ankur Tripathi, & Anil Kumar Yadav