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Effective CV/Résumé Writing For Job Search by Eng.islam haggag

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  • 1. Effective CV/Résumé Writing For Job Search By: Islam Haggag E-mail :Le_eng_islam@yahoo.com
  • 2. Writing CV/Résumé A chance to write your future Be grateful for it Employment is a nature physician Essential to human happiness Every one, a success story So…… let’s master the art of CV/Résumé writing The art of branding and persuasion 1
  • 3. Important NOTE    There is not really a “right” way to do a CV. There are some things that make the viewing easier, make you look more professional and include things reviewers want to see. Your CV may be different than someone else. 2
  • 4. Curriculum Vitae     Curriculum Vitae (CV) means "course of life" in Latin. Note “vitae”(vee-tie or ve-ete) is the plural form and “vita”(vee-tuh) is singular. A CV is a written description of your work experience, educational background and skills. A CV is a typically a "living document" which will reflect the developments in a professional's career. 3
  • 5. Résumé    is a written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments and is used to apply for jobs. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae. In the United States, employers may expect to receive a résumé but curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. 4
  • 6. Curriculum Vitae vs. Résumé Curriculum Vitae Résumé Length As long as it needs to be (3 or 4 pages) Short(1or 2 pages) Content Area-specific listing of education and academic background All-inclusive summary of skills, experiences, and education Purpose Detail background and qualifications get employment or interview
  • 7. Purposes of a CV     Marketing tool Request for an interview Your “big picture” Your First impression 5
  • 8. CV Formats  Chronological  Functional  Chrono-functional /Combinational/Combined 6
  • 9. Chronological CV Reverse chronological order  Widely used for corporate sector  Mainly used by individuals with Solid work history and Few or no gaps between jobs  7
  • 10. Functional CV   Focuses on the skill set of an individual Mainly used by individuals -with significant gaps in employment -a mixed employment background -very short work history 8
  • 11. Chrono-Functional CV    Specific work experience Specific skills and talents Used mainly by individuals -Freshly graduated from school -With uninterrupted work history -Applying for specific jobs 9
  • 12. General Set-Up Features  Font: Times New Roman (no several fonts to catch their attention)         Regular paper (white) is fine Font size: 11&12 point No underlining Single sided Margins: 1”all around Use bolding and Caps to have things stand out Number pages No border 10
  • 13. General Set-Up Features (cont…)  No graphics Same font throughout (may vary sizing some) Full name on every page Don’t Include your picture (ok if it is required)  Avoid the use of “I” or “my”    11
  • 14. CV needs to be…       Clear: Well-organized and logical Concise: Relevant and necessary Complete: Includes everything you need Consistent: Dont mix styles or fonts Current: Up-to-date Spell Check: Get grammar and punctuation correct 12
  • 15. CV Format  Header  Contact Information        Objective Education Work Experience Honors/Activities Research Experience/Projects Interests and Added Qualifications References 13
  • 16. Sections on the CV  ALWAYS :        Contact Information Education (always first on the CV) Honors and Awards Professional Experience certifications Extracurricular and Volunteer Experience OPTIONAL:      Objective Professional Affiliations Professional Activities Research Added Qualifications 14
  • 17. Contact Information     Full name Address : Permanent E-mail: Obtain email address that will not expire Phone number(s) 15
  • 18. Education      Most current first (include your current educational work) Only include diploma distinctions Get the schools 'names correct Degrees/certifications are what’s important –not the time spent Thesis/Dissertation titles listed 16
  • 19. Honors and Awards       List with most recent first Honors/Awards Title Include all dates of your Honors/Awards Go back to undergrad but not before only academic and professional Scholarships count No descriptions 17
  • 20. Professional Experience       Includes anything you were paid to do or was extensive, regular volunteer Only include those items relevant to academic Include all dates of your professional experience List most recent first No descriptions If listing research, include the lab and director/principle investigator 18
  • 21. Professional  Affiliations :      Only those current Alphabetical listing Include all dates of affiliation Note any positions Activities :      Past and present Most current first Only those very specific to academic/research and career Should be school or university sponsored committees Include role 19
  • 22. Interests and Added Qualifications  Interests :         Hobbies Creativity counts Be specific Make sure they are real Make sure they reflect you Get something active Get something group Added Qualifications :   language fluency Cultural knowledge 20
  • 23. Contact details Eng.islam awaad haggag Embedded Software Engineer Le_eng_islam@yahoo.com