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A Step By Step Presentation to help you prepare your own "Killer CV" by yourself. And if you still need help after watching this video then feel free to contact us to get professional Help.

A Step By Step Presentation to help you prepare your own "Killer CV" by yourself. And if you still need help after watching this video then feel free to contact us to get professional Help.

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Do You Have A Killer Cv Or Need Professional Help Do You Have A Killer Cv Or Need Professional Help Presentation Transcript

  • “HOW TO PREPARE A KILLER CV” www.CareersAndCareers.com Gain Competitive Edge by following simple steps or contact me for Help
  • Definition of CV • 'Curriculum Vitae' or “CV” is derived from Latin and means "the way your life has run". 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.
  • Career Planning • An average professional will change careers 5 - 9 times in their lifetime • Therefore CV experience is essential if you are ambitious
  • 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
  • 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
  • Network for Finding the Right Job Talk to people in a prospective organization & keep your eyes & ears open for a good opportunity
  • 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
  • Careful Planning is Crucial
  • 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
  • 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 stay bored and un-productive for the employer • Then soon you will have to look for a new job
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 and judge these logically
  • Out of the Box • Demonstrate that you can “Think out of the Box” • And can lead the company strategically ahead of its competitors
  • 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
  • Styles of CVs 1. Reversed-Chronicle order 2. Skill-Based 3. Creative
  • Typical CV Headings • Contact details • Personal profile • The Career Objective • Education & Qualifications • Professional Experience • Additional Skills • Hobbies and Interests • References
  • Contact details • Name (write full name with big and bold font) • Address, City and State, Post Code • Telephone Number • Mobile Number • Email Address
  • 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”.
  • The Career Objective • KEEP IT SHORT • Example: “To obtain a position as Director Finance in a Banking or Insurance Sector.”
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Additional Skills • Technological Skills. • Foreign Languages • Project Management • Training Skills • Audits etc. • Professional Memberships • First Aid
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • If You Still Need Professional Help then keep reading? • You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression • In today’s difficult labour market you must ensure your CV is at the top of the pile. • Faced with that stack of hundreds of CVs a recruiter will nearly always only glance at a CV in the first instance.
  • If You Still Need Professional Help then keep reading? • Your CV needs to have an impact in that initial moment as often it is all a recruiter or prospective employer has to judge you on • Your CV must play the role of a bridge between you and your next job.
  • If You Still Need Professional Help then keep reading? • You can’t afford to make – typing mistakes, different size/type fonts, bad formatting, misspellings – the list is endless. • To give you the very best possible chance of getting the job you want
  • If You Still Need Professional Help then keep reading? • And this is where our CV writing service comes in. There really is no substitute for taking advantage of in-depth professional advice, experience and expertise.
  • The ways I can help YOU...... As a CV writing professional I know: • how a CV can make an impact • what to put in and what not to put in and Why? • Because as recruiter myself I have looked at thousands of CVs over the years • My talent is to help you to sell your talents, plus offer a personal touch
  • Order Process • The fees is very competitive and keenly priced, start at just £15.00 and come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! • I also offer an easy step by step process.
  • Order Process • Step One: Choose from the list below • Step Two: Purchase the package most suited to your needs – an acknowledgement confirming your order will be sent to you • Step Three: E-mail your CV and any additional attachments • Step Four: Your CV will be professionally formatted and returned to you electronically within three working days. I will probably have to ask you a few questions at this stage. • Step Five: Start using your CV or email us back with any changes you would like made, as per our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
  • “Starter CV” for Just £20 Up to 1 years total lifetime Work Experience: (School Leavers or New to Work Place) • I recognise that the important CV writing skills are no longer taught in school, this is where I can help. • I will provide a structured CV – even if you don’t currently have one – to open the door to interviews and help you get that all important secure first step on the career ladder
  • “Starter CV + Cover Letter” for Just £27 Up to 1 years total lifetime Work Experience : (School Leavers or New to Work Place) • Along with the Starter CV I will provide a standard but professionally worded cover letter for you to attach with your CV to your applications
  • “Starter CV + Tailored Cover Letter” for Just £38 Up to 1 years total lifetime Work Experience : (School Leavers or New to Work Place) • Along with the Starter CV I will ask you to provide me with a copy (or just the text) of a job advert (or job description) and I will provide a positive reply carefully tailored to the position involved
  • “Intermediate CV” for Just £35 1 – 15 years total lifetime work experience: • Your CV needs to stand out from the crowd and in this highly competitive sector there are now 6-7 times more applications for each vacancy than this time last year. • Your CV needs to be impressive enough to make them want to take you to the next stage.
  • “Intermediate CV + Cover Letter” for Just £42 1 – 15 years total lifetime work experience: • Along with the Intermediate CV I will provide a standard but professionally worded cover letter for you to attach with your CV to your applications.
  • “Intermediate CV + Tailored Cover Letter” for Just £35 1 – 15 years total lifetime work experience: • Along with the Intermediate CV I will ask you to provide us with a copy (or just the text) of a job advert (or job description) and I will provide a positive reply carefully tailored to the position involved.
  • “Senior CV” for Just £55 15 years plus total lifetime Work Experience: • If you have gone as far as you can with your current employer and have your eye on your dream job with a competitor, are looking for a senior position in a completely different industry or your boss is about to retire, a professional looking CV is a no brainer for senior professionals!
  • “Senior CV” for Just £55 15 years plus total lifetime Work Experience: • To attract the attention of the recruiter, draw them in and want them to know more, the first few lines of the CV are all important. This is where my past experience of recruiting for numerous senior management positions comes in.
  • “Senior CV” for Just £55 15 years plus total lifetime Work Experience: • This is also suitable for those that have had more of a steady career - I can help by editing your CV, thereby actually improving its impact and at the same time highlighting your strengths and experience.
  • “Senior CV + Cover Letter” for Just £60 15 years plus total lifetime Work Experience: • Along with the Senior CV I will provide a standard but professionally worded cover letter for you to attach with your CV to your applications.
  • “Senior CV + Speciality Tailored Cover Letter” for Just £72 15 years plus total lifetime Work Experience: • Along with the Senior CV I will ask you to provide me with a copy (or just the text) of a job advert (or job description) and I will provide a positive reply carefully tailored to the position involved.
  • Various Covering Letters You can even request for Professionally worded Covering letter on its own Covering Starter/Tailored Intermediate/ Letter: Covering Letter: Senior Tailored Covering Letter: • £15 • £20 • £25
  • Contact Me Tel: +353 1843 8420 (IRL) Mob: +353 86 321 6622 (IRL) Tel: +44 2030 264631 (UK) Mob: +44 7514 471345 (UK) Email: rahat.kazmi@CareersAndCareers.com