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  1. 1. ENGLISH CV Philippe FORT MBA Management du Sport
  2. 2. SPORTCARRIERE <ul><li>Sportcarriere : Recruitments for </li></ul><ul><li>French clients : Foreign clients : </li></ul><ul><li>- For foreign offices - For French offices </li></ul><ul><li>- For French HQ for - For HQ for their </li></ul><ul><li>their international international business </li></ul><ul><li>Business - Middle-East </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summary <ul><li>What is a CV ? </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Common mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>2 Rules </li></ul><ul><li>English CV for French </li></ul><ul><li>Work shops : writing a CV in English </li></ul><ul><li>Job interviews in English ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Forward <ul><li>Sports is a global business </li></ul><ul><li>The international business language is English </li></ul><ul><li>Consequence : </li></ul><ul><li>CV in English </li></ul>
  5. 5. English CV <ul><li>The main purpose of a CV is to help you find a job… </li></ul><ul><li>or at least getting an interview. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Recruitment Process Hired Candidates CV Selection Shortlist Interview Interview Winner
  7. 7. English CV <ul><li>Would you hire the person described in your CV ? </li></ul><ul><li>The product you are selling : </li></ul><ul><li>YOURSELF </li></ul>
  8. 8. English CV : Tips <ul><li>Be truthful and don't be afraid to sell your skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the look simple and make your point quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Use the past tense and choose strong action verbs </li></ul>
  9. 9. English CV : Tips <ul><li>Include the company profile of the organizations that you have worked for </li></ul><ul><li>Make your CV results oriented: give proof to back up your capability statements </li></ul>
  10. 10. English CV : Common mistakes <ul><li>Avoid speaking about yourself in the third person </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid jargon and acronyms that other people might not understand </li></ul>
  11. 11. English CV : A Good CV <ul><li>RULE 1 </li></ul><ul><li>When writing a CV look at it from your employers point of view. </li></ul>
  12. 12. English CV : A Good CV <ul><li>RULE 2 </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you don’t say it, they can’t hear it” </li></ul>
  13. 13. English CV : A Good CV <ul><li>RULE 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Even though a CV must be sharp and concise, expecting the recruiter to know or deduce something is a big mistake. </li></ul>
  14. 14. English CV for French <ul><li>French people must take special care for the following points ! </li></ul>
  15. 15. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 1 </li></ul><ul><li>CV are personal, use verbs with “I” without putting the “I” </li></ul><ul><li>Present time : Manage instead of management </li></ul><ul><li>Past : Managed etc. </li></ul>
  16. 16. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget the S </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : </li></ul><ul><li>sports, communications, series etc. </li></ul>
  17. 17. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Forget the S </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers : 3 million, </li></ul><ul><li>A three year experience (or three years of experience) </li></ul>
  18. 18. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Letters for Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Example : </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive Officer </li></ul><ul><li>≠ </li></ul><ul><li>Chief executive officer </li></ul>
  19. 19. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 4 </li></ul>
  20. 20. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful with the use of “OF” and “IN” </li></ul><ul><li>Example : </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>≠ </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing of Sport </li></ul>
  21. 21. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>CIO = IOC </li></ul><ul><li>UE = EU (not Etats-Unis) </li></ul><ul><li>ONG = NGO etc. </li></ul>
  22. 22. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 7 </li></ul><ul><li>C-Level </li></ul><ul><li>C = Chief = Directeur </li></ul>
  23. 23. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 7 </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>“ References upon request” </li></ul>
  24. 24. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually means that will happen and not might happen </li></ul>
  25. 25. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 9 </li></ul><ul><li>English vs American Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Use one or the other but don’t mix </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : Center, Organization, behavior, analyze, connection etc. </li></ul>
  26. 26. English CV for French <ul><li>WARNING 10 </li></ul><ul><li>English vs American Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Use one or the other but don’t mix </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : Center, Organization, behavior, analyze, connection etc. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Sections in an English CV <ul><li>Personal details </li></ul><ul><li>Profile and/or objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Career history </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Interests/Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>References or referees </li></ul>
  28. 28. Writing an English CV <ul><li>Now It’s your turn to work… </li></ul>
  29. 29. Personal Details <ul><li>PRENOM NOM </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>Address: </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: </li></ul><ul><li>Date of birth: </li></ul>
  30. 30. Profile and/or objectives <ul><li>Brief powerful statement on your career objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>A two or three sentence overview of your skills, qualities, hopes, and plans. It should encourage the employer to read the rest. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Profile and/or objectives <ul><li>Brief powerful statement on your career objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>A two or three sentence overview of your skills, qualities, hopes, and plans. It should encourage the employer to read the rest. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Education <ul><li>MBA in Sports marketing and management </li></ul><ul><li>ISC Paris, France October 2008 – October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>One year Part-time MBA. Subjects covered included put topics closely related to the job ad </li></ul>
  33. 33. Education <ul><li>Deug n'existe pas en Grande-Bretagne : 2 year university course </li></ul><ul><li>La Licence correspond à un BA (bachelor of arts ou masters of science) </li></ul><ul><li>La maîtrise à un BA (Hons 4 ans) ou Master </li></ul><ul><li>Le DESS est un Master </li></ul><ul><li>Le DEA est un MPhil </li></ul><ul><li>Le doctorat est un PHD </li></ul>
  34. 34. Career History <ul><li>Indicate for all your experiences if they were training periods. </li></ul><ul><li>For every position, briefly describe the company. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe your day to day job and your results (USA) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Skills <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  36. 36. Personal Interests/Hobbies <ul><li>Volunteer work </li></ul><ul><li>Travels : Most English student travel a year abroad after their graduating. It is considered a good experience and shows an open mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  37. 37. References or Referees <ul><li>If you choose to put referees and references, be careful of Warning 7 ! </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you choose ? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your teachers </li></ul>
  38. 38. Cover letters <ul><li>FIRST PARAGRAPH: WHY I’M WRITING TO YOU </li></ul><ul><li>SECOND PARAGRAPH: WHY I’IM QUALIFIED </li></ul><ul><li>FINAL PARAGRAPH: WHEN DO WE MEET ? </li></ul><ul><li>Voir doc pour présentation </li></ul>
  39. 39. Conclusion <ul><li>Your CVs and cover letters are the hard part. </li></ul><ul><li>While working for English-speaking companies, you will discover that your English doesn’t have to be perfect in day to day work, as long as people understand you. </li></ul>
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