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  • CV writing and Interview technique Balazs Fertig GE Energy Recruiting Manager
  • Agenda
  • Table of contents
    • CV
    • Application forms
    • Examples
    • Before starting anything
    • Before the interview
    • During the interview
    • Conclusion
  • The Curriculum Vitae Etymology: Latin, course of (one's) life „ a short account of one's career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position ” M erriam- W ebster
  • What is the CV?
    • The goal of your CV is to sell you!
    • The CV is your first introduction to the company; the first impersonal impression about you
    • A good CV is „ selling ” the owner, convincing the recruiter about job-seeker’s capabilities, competences for the job
    • The purpose of your CV is to get you to the interview short-list
    • Your carefully prepared CV is key
  • CV preparation, do’s and don'ts I
    • Start with phrasing your career objective , your goal to achieve
    • Adjust highlights to position you are applying for
    • As your CV is the basis of the interview, stay fact based , coherent and consistent
    • Avoid personal impressions and unimportant information
    • List your education and experience in chronological order
    • Do not leave gaps in the chronology
    • Next to the job title focus to your responsibilities, key achievements and added value
    • Do not list tasks only, use bullet points
  • CV preparation, do’s and don'ts II
    • Good CV shall be easy to read, avoid using
        • small fonts
        • strange font styles
    • CV layout has to be clear and concise, do not fill every space
    • Do not be lost in details , keep your CV short and simple, ideally 1, max 2 pages
    • Do not forget to include your availabilities , avoid to use company e-mail address
    • Do not forget to mention your mother tongue
    • Always check for spelling mistakes
  • Suggested CV Structure
    • Section 1. Personal Information
    • Name , Contact details
    • Section 4. Education
    • Higher Education (s), if applicable current studies, major(s) , result
    • Section 3. Work Experience
    • All kind of jobs , outlined your job title, responsibilities , achievements
    • Section 5. Personal skills and competences
    • Organisational, social, technical, computer skills and competences
    • Language skills – level of knowledge
    • Driving licence
    • Section 6. Additional information
    • List of appendices if any
    • References if requested
    Section 2. Career Objective CV example to download http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/
  • Application forms
  • Online Applications
    • Print a copy of the form or take screen shots, capture all the questions asked
    • Take time to prepare your answers offline if necessary
    • Before you answer the questions, review the advertisement, look for the criteria and include as many of these as applicable
    • Fill out the form accurately
    • Check for spelling mistakes
  • Email Applications
    • Do not just paste your CV into an e-mail
    • Use one email per employer otherwise you will be seen not really interested
    • If available, address the email to the person responsible for hiring
    • Into the subject field indicate the position name and the reference number if any
    • Keep the format of the email simple and clear
  • CV Example
  • Example
  • Interview technique
  • Before starting anything
  • Before starting the job search
    • Think over what you want to do:
      • in short term
      • in long term / career
      • location etc .
    • Think over what you can do
      • educational background
      • practical experience – if you have
      • phisically, phsichically etc.
    Only focus on your real interests !
  • Before the interview
  • Preparation
    • Search for company information on the Internet, newspapers, ask friends, relatives what they know about the company. (Useful information: size, history, culture, products, competitors etc.)
    • There are typical interview questions, prepare for these questions. If you can show evidence/examples for your answers, you will be more successful
    • Think over what do you want to ask. When there is a chance to ask it is almost mandatory to ask. Not only you are competing for the job but the companies are also competing for you.
    • Be prepared about the job, requirements, why you are the best candidate
  • Your appearance
    • Costume / suit (with tie)
    • Rarely trousers/skirt with jacket or neat blouse. Jeans are never allowed!
    • In case of skirt wear stockings too
    • Dark shoes
    • Cover piercings/tattoos
    • In cold weather jacket but not a sporty one
    • Bring with you a suitcase. Never use commercial paper bags
  • What to bring with you
    • 2-3 copy of your resume
    • The name and potential the contact information for the interviewer
    • Notepad, pen,
    • Map how you can get to the location
  • During the interview
  • The interview I
    • Arrive earlier – to be punctual is critical
    • Shake the hand self-confident, tell your name understandable, and look in the eyes of the interviewer. Body language is very important!
    • Tell what you want to tell about yourself, and ask what about you are curious in the job. But be flexible toward the interviewer as he/she is leading the interview.
    • Try to be relaxed and enjoy the interview (THIS IS VERY HARD)
    • Be honest , act as you are acting in your daily life
  • The interview II
    • Be confident about your knowledge and skills. But know about your weaknesses too!
    • Ask during the interview if you have the opportunity it shows you are interested
    • At the end of the interview shake the hand self-confident, look in the eyes of the interviewer, and thank for the invitation.
    • At home / on the way home rate the interview. Both your own performance but also the interviewer’s performance. This will help you in case of multiple offers
  • Typical interview questions
    • CV related:
        • What was your duty?
        • For what were you responsible?
        • What was the biggest challenge?
        • What were your results?
    • Behavior based questions
        • Tell me a situation when you solved a difficult unknown problem? – CREATIVITY
        • What was the hardest decision you ever had to make? How did you decided? – DECISIONMAKING
  • Conclusion
  • What to remember
    • ... You have about 45 minutes only
    • The first questions are often similar prepare with answer
    • Do not say any negative about your school, job, colleagues
    • Why will be this job good for you
    • What is your add value to the job, why to choose you
    • Only answer to the question, but be a bit detailed
    • Your attitude should be dynamic, positive, enthusiastic
    • Ask if you have the chance
  • Your questions are welcome