Definition of CV
•   'Curriculum Vitae' or “CV” is derived from Latin and means quot;the
    way your life has runquot;. I...
Career Planning

• An average professional
  will change careers 5 - 9
  times in their lifetime

• Therefore CV
  experie...
Competitive Edge
• Finding a prospective employer through
  research
• Information on the company
• Knowledge of the indus...
Finding the Right
                                  Employer
•   Newspaper
•   Walk in and see
•   Telephone
•   Internet
...
Network for Finding the
                                 Right Job
Talk to people in a prospective organization &
keep you...
A New Approach to Hiring

• Now a days recruiters & HR executive
  scans your resume and may view
  your         or       ...
Careful Planning is Crucial
Your CV should
                                Reflect......
What employers want:
• Reliability, Honesty,
  Motivation, Ab...
What do you Want?
                     Logically show why

YOU ARE HERE NOW BUT YOU WANT TO BE THERE
Focus on a Career and Not
                           Just a Job
• Apply for a Job you Really Want

• Otherwise you will st...
Professional CV Dos’

• Relevant, Clear and Concise.
• Be clear about your experience.
• Use white or light coloured
  pap...
Professional CV Don’ts

•   No typing errors.
•   No misspellings.
•   No Abbreviations.
•   Do not include any negative
 ...
Have more than one CV
                         Versions
• Create a more focused CV each
  time you apply for an
  opportun...
Don’t hesitate to show your
                                    Achievements
•   Summary of any published
    research/art...
Highlight Your Special Skills

You have to tell prospective employer,
What can you do which others can’t

• Played a major...
Talk about your Awards

You have to tell prospective employer,
If your work was Recognised


• If you were an Employee of ...
Show that You have a ...

Demonstrate through your CV that you
Have one of these


• Your experience and it’s
  demonstrat...
Be Prepared

• Employer will ask you questions
  from within your CV, so be sure
  to remember your CV
• For senior jobs, ...
Strategic Thinking is the
                                 Key
• The good news is, it's never too
  late to forge a new pr...
Multi-Tasking

• Demonstrate that you are
  a Multi-Tasker

• No need to give practical
  examples on the CV but be
  read...
Team Worker

• Demonstrate that you are
  a Team Player



• And that you can Lead as
  well affectively
Well Balanced

• Demonstrate that you are
  a well balanced
  professional



• And can keep balance
  between priorities ...
Out of the Box

• Demonstrate that you can
  “Think out of the Box”



• And can lead the company
  strategically ahead of...
CV Structure and Format

• Keeping your CV concise
  and to the point is a
  difficult task. Selecting a
  comprehensive s...
Styles of CVs

1. Reversed-Chronicle
   order

2. Skill-Based

3. Creative
Typical CV Headings

•   Contact details
•   Personal profile
•   The Career Objective
•   Education & Qualifications
•   ...
Contact details

• Name (write full name with big and
  bold font)
• Address, City and State, Post Code
• Telephone Number...
Personal Profile

• Highly recommended to grab the
  reader’s attention, it is a key selling
  tool. Ideally this should b...
The Career Objective

• KEEP IT SHORT

• Example: “To obtain a position as
  Director Finance in a Banking or
  Insurance ...
Education & Qualifications

• List most recent education first.
• Write Date of Completion & University/
  College name
• ...
Professional Experience

• Write in reverse chronological order
• Divide the relevant experience starting with most recent...
Additional Skills

• Technological Skills.
•  Foreign Languages
• Project Management
• Training Skills
• Audits etc.
• Pro...
Hobbies and Interests

• Don’t list your Hobbies unless
  these are professionally
  organized, that is, if you belong
  t...
References
• Do not send to employer unless they request it.
• Usually a maximum of 3 references are requested, Ensure
  a...
Killer Cover Letter

Importance of a Cover Letter

• Your Cover Letter makes a FIRST IMPRESSION
• Potential employers spen...
Layout of Cover Letter

You should Include:

• A heading describing the job title you have applied
  for or would like to ...
Steps to a Killer Cover
                              Letter
You should Include:

• Always address your letter to a real p...
Finally......

Analyse Your own CV:

• Does your CV clearly and quickly communicate to
  employer that you can do the job?...
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Orlyn Park
Lusk, Dublin
IRELAND


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Email: rahat.kazmi@CareersAndCareers.com
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Do You Have A Killer CV

  1. 1. www.CareersAndCareers.com Gain Competitive Edge by preparing a Killer CV
  2. 2. Definition of CV • 'Curriculum Vitae' or “CV” is derived from Latin and means quot;the way your life has runquot;. In other words, a CV is a personal statement outlining your life from an educational and professional point of view. • The role of a CV is to get you an interview and your foot in the door, not to get you the job. • Your CV should reflect your occupational and educational life and be relevant to the position you are applying for. CV is a tool which acts as your personal marketing platform to sell/promote yourself to a prospective employer. • When preparing your CV bear in mind that potential employers will only spend a mere 30 - 60 seconds reading your life history. • Evaluating your own skills, your objective, education, accomplishments, achievements and personality is one of the most difficult hurdles and is the first step in the CV writing process. • Highlights the relevant facts about you, your education, and your experience. • Makes the first impression about you. • Positions you in the mind of the employer, thus creating a value.
  3. 3. Career Planning • An average professional will change careers 5 - 9 times in their lifetime • Therefore CV experience is essential if you are ambitious
  4. 4. Competitive Edge • Finding a prospective employer through research • Information on the company • Knowledge of the industry • Network as networking works! • Knowledge of the job • Be well-prepared per job specifications • An affective cover letter • More than a Resume Most important • Opening the Door • The Interview • Your Image
  5. 5. Finding the Right Employer • Newspaper • Walk in and see • Telephone • Internet • Head-hunter • Job Service • Career Advice Centres Use the above Sources to find your dream job
  6. 6. Network for Finding the Right Job Talk to people in a prospective organization & keep your eyes & ears open for a good opportunity
  7. 7. A New Approach to Hiring • Now a days recruiters & HR executive scans your resume and may view your or profile • They may your name. They may read your , , or blogs • The conventional method of reference check by HR with your old companies and colleagues is still in place
  8. 8. Careful Planning is Crucial
  9. 9. Your CV should Reflect...... What employers want: • Reliability, Honesty, Motivation, Ability, Efficiency, Helpfulness, Integrity What employers don’t want: • Carelessness, Absence, Irresponsibility, Troublemakers, Lack of Ambition
  10. 10. What do you Want? Logically show why YOU ARE HERE NOW BUT YOU WANT TO BE THERE
  11. 11. Focus on a Career and Not Just a Job • Apply for a Job you Really Want • Otherwise you will stay bored and un-productive for the employer • Then soon you will have to look for a new job
  12. 12. Professional CV Dos’ • Relevant, Clear and Concise. • Be clear about your experience. • Use white or light coloured paper & use paper that is of high quality if posting • Reproduce on a laser printer or take it to a print shop • Use white space • Avoid graphics and shading • Use a font size between 10 & 14 points
  13. 13. Professional CV Don’ts • No typing errors. • No misspellings. • No Abbreviations. • Do not include any negative information. • DO NOT include irrelative information • DO NOT write as a letter instead of a summary • DO NOT include interests, hobbies unless relevant to the job • DO NOT include Age & Birthday
  14. 14. Have more than one CV Versions • Create a more focused CV each time you apply for an opportunity. • When preparing a CV, stay focused on Job Specifications • Prepare and upload a 'generic' resume to use in online databases.
  15. 15. Don’t hesitate to show your Achievements • Summary of any published research/articles • Details of what your major accomplishments are • Achieved “An Investors in People Awards” for previous employers • Brand Management • Responsibilities of group budget • Lead a team of 21 in seven units • Talk about how your skills would benefit the company • Only sell what the new employer is looking for • Always if quantify in numbers or percentages when appropriate
  16. 16. Highlight Your Special Skills You have to tell prospective employer, What can you do which others can’t • Played a major role in building “London Eye” • Developed “Dreamweaver” software • Conducted a seminar on Brand Management • Tell how your values would benefit the company • Sell what the employer is looking for • At the end of the day your CV is your Sales Brochure
  17. 17. Talk about your Awards You have to tell prospective employer, If your work was Recognised • If you were an Employee of the Year” • Passed in Distinction in your professional qualifications • Achieved a “Gold Medal” in your degree or Master degree
  18. 18. Show that You have a ... Demonstrate through your CV that you Have one of these • Your experience and it’s demonstration on your CV should show that you have a head on your shoulders • Give very calculated and measured examples of your special achievements
  19. 19. Be Prepared • Employer will ask you questions from within your CV, so be sure to remember your CV • For senior jobs, you will have panel interviews and usually more than one interview, so analyse your own CV from various angles • Make sure to keep a record of examples of work situations from your CV
  20. 20. Strategic Thinking is the Key • The good news is, it's never too late to forge a new professional path. In fact, lot of people just like you have successfully made the switch. As long as you approach the process strategically and allow yourself plenty of time to complete the transition, your career change campaign is likely to end in success.
  21. 21. Multi-Tasking • Demonstrate that you are a Multi-Tasker • No need to give practical examples on the CV but be ready to answer any questions during the interview if asked
  22. 22. Team Worker • Demonstrate that you are a Team Player • And that you can Lead as well affectively
  23. 23. Well Balanced • Demonstrate that you are a well balanced professional • And can keep balance between priorities and judge these logically
  24. 24. Out of the Box • Demonstrate that you can “Think out of the Box” • And can lead the company strategically ahead of its competitors
  25. 25. CV Structure and Format • Keeping your CV concise and to the point is a difficult task. Selecting a comprehensive structure and format will help you achieve this. There are many layouts to choose from, and they vary from country to country
  26. 26. Styles of CVs 1. Reversed-Chronicle order 2. Skill-Based 3. Creative
  27. 27. Typical CV Headings • Contact details • Personal profile • The Career Objective • Education & Qualifications • Professional Experience • Additional Skills • Hobbies and Interests • References
  28. 28. Contact details • Name (write full name with big and bold font) • Address, City and State, Post Code • Telephone Number • Mobile Number • Email Address
  29. 29. Personal Profile • Highly recommended to grab the reader’s attention, it is a key selling tool. Ideally this should be punchy, precise and no more than three, 15- words sentences. E.g. “A Group Financial Controller with 15 years experience of Management Accounts in Financial Services”.
  30. 30. The Career Objective • KEEP IT SHORT • Example: “To obtain a position as Director Finance in a Banking or Insurance Sector.”
  31. 31. Education & Qualifications • List most recent education first. • Write Date of Completion & University/ College name • Percentage only if passed in “A” grades • Academic honours. • Don’t include high school (unless this is your highest level of education).
  32. 32. Professional Experience • Write in reverse chronological order • Divide the relevant experience starting with most recent job first Five Important Components to mention: – • Job Title • Name of Employer • Location • Dates of employment • Description • Exclude • Unaccountable gaps in between jobs. • Street address, supervisor names, telephone number or reason for leaving.
  33. 33. Additional Skills • Technological Skills. • Foreign Languages • Project Management • Training Skills • Audits etc. • Professional Memberships • First Aid
  34. 34. Hobbies and Interests • Don’t list your Hobbies unless these are professionally organized, that is, if you belong to a club or group • Has some relevance to the position
  35. 35. References • Do not send to employer unless they request it. • Usually a maximum of 3 references are requested, Ensure at least one is an existing or previous manger • All individuals with direct knowledge of your job abilities. • Or a professor of main subjects in case this is your first job • Ask the permission of referee before giving their names and numbers. • Provide details on company name, job title and contact details like telephone, email
  36. 36. Killer Cover Letter Importance of a Cover Letter • Your Cover Letter makes a FIRST IMPRESSION • Potential employers spend 80% of their time reading your cover letter
  37. 37. Layout of Cover Letter You should Include: • A heading describing the job title you have applied for or would like to apply for • An opening paragraph expressing interest in the job • A second paragraph briefly outlining relevant experience & achievements • A closing paragraph asking for an interview
  38. 38. Steps to a Killer Cover Letter You should Include: • Always address your letter to a real person • Your letter needs to state clearly what job you are apply for and why • Make your letter personal to the company • Make sure your letter is enthusiastic about the job Don’t be afraid or shy to ask for an interview
  39. 39. Finally...... Analyse Your own CV: • Does your CV clearly and quickly communicate to employer that you can do the job? • Does it highlight your strengths? • Does everything support the job you are targeting? • Should anything be removed? • Does it really sell your skills the way you want it to?
  40. 40. Contact Us The Park Orlyn Park Lusk, Dublin IRELAND Tel: +353 1 843 842 0 Email: rahat.kazmi@CareersAndCareers.com

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