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  1. 1. CV/Resume writing are first steps in your job search • Curriculum vita CV • • • Biography Written BRIT • Spoken or written • Biography Resume • AM
  2. 2. References Educational Documents & Job transcripts descriptions materials Performance review
  3. 3. Before you start to write your CV
  4. 4. Before you start to write your CV Sit down with a piece of paper. Look at the job(s) that you are applying for. Consider how your skills, education, and experience compare with the skills that the job requires. How much information do you have about the job description? Sometimes employers do not give enough information, Ask for more detail if needed. Spend time researching detail about the job(s) that interest you.
  5. 5. What a CV include Personal details Education Work Experience Skills References CV objective
  6. 6. What a CV include Personal Work References skills Education details experience Give tow Place, Recent Ability in Name, names – one recent experience other surname, from your education first ,the languages, local place of first, any name of computing address, E- study and special your and typing mail one from any project, employer, experience address, work . thesis, or job title, situation you dissertation phone part time have had or work number work, your family and friends. Pre- What did you college actually courses, achieve in the grades. job, responsibilities .
  7. 7. CV objective It should include : your skills , achievements, the position you are seeking , the kind of company you would like to work for . e.g. Sample Objective #1 To gain a position as a XXXXXXXX. Sample Objective #2 To gain a position as a XXXXXXXXXX that will utilize my skills, and will make a positive impact on our customers and the performance of XXX Tips: Describe the job you are seeking It should be one or two sentence if needed but not longer Focus on the employers needs rather than yours
  8. 8. Action verbs to use in describing your accomplishments Advised Communicated Administered completed Created Expanded Designed improved
  9. 9. Maybe all you need to say will fit onto one sheet of A4.But do not crowd it - you will probably need two sheets. Do not normally go longer than this. Put page numbers at the bottom of the pages - a little detail that may impress.
  10. 10. Avoid fancy text styles like italics, underlining, or shadows Use standard 10 to 14 point fonts like Times, Palatino , courier and Helvetica. Do not use a newspaper style two column format Avoid (parentheses) , {brackets}. Use nouns and noun phrases rather than verbs when possible to describe job duties .
  11. 11. Turn your weakness into strength Highlight other skills that make up for the weakness
  12. 12. There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume. Chronological CV Functional CV
  13. 13. The chronological CV/resume is the most traditional type of resume, organized by job titles with the most recent position listed first, this means your most recent job gets the greatest emphasize . Employers tend to prefer the chronological resume because the format lists prior positions beginning with the most current. Employers perceive this resume style as fact-based and easily skimmed. For job seekers with solid experience and a logical job history, the chronological resume is the most effective. Career changers and those who lack formal on-the-job experience (like new graduates) find this resume the most difficult to write.
  14. 14. A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history.
  15. 15. A combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer.
  16. 16. A targeted resume is a resume that is customized so that it specifically highlights the experience and skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for. It definitely takes more work to write a targeted resume than to just click to apply with your existing resume. However, it's well worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience.
  17. 17. Social security number Martial status Health Citizenship Age Irrelevant awards Travel history Salary information Reasons for leaving a posision
  18. 18. Have another person review and proofread your resume. Look for spelling errors, grammatical ,weakness , and inconsistent capitalization. Keep your resume current and relevant. Read your resume numerous times over several days to catch any hidden mistakes.
  19. 19. A job cover letter is a letter of introduction to an employer, which is used to formally submit a resume for employer review. The purposely of the cover letter is to identify your intent to "apply for" or "seek out" a specific position within a company. A job cover letter is a critical part of the job search process. It allows you the first opportunity to gain some interest from the employer. A cover letter is sent with your CV , it can make a difference being successful in your job search or not.
  20. 20. Your cover letter should not be a copy of your CV. Specify some of your cover letter achievements and be sure you know how to handle cover letter weakness . A cover letter is away of showing your writing and reporting skills . Co not mention salary in your cover letter.
  21. 21. Stress interviews are used to see how the jobseeker handle himself. You may be sarcastic or argumentative, or may keep him waiting. You may also lapse into silence at some point during the questioning, this is used as an attempt to unnerve the jobseeker. In a one-on-one interview, it has been established that the jobseeker has the skills and education necessary for the position. You want to see if the jobseeker will fit in with the company, and how his/her skills complement the rest of the department. In a one-on-one interview the jobseeker's goal is to establish rapport with the interviewer and to show that his/her qualifications will benefit the company.
  22. 22. The same rules apply in lunch interviews as in those held at the office. The setting may be more casual, but it is a business lunch and the jobseeker has to be watched carefully. The jobseeker must use the lunch interview to develop common ground with your interviewer. Telephone interviews are merely screening interviews meant to eliminate poorly qualified candidates so that only a few are left for personal interviews. The jobseeker's mission in this interviewed is to be invited for a personal face-to-face interview. Typically this is the first step a company takes after the resumes have been scrutinized. The purpose of this meeting is to assess the skills and personality traits of the potential candidates. The objective ultimately is to “screen out” those applicants the interviewer feels should not be hired due to lack of skills or bad first impressions. The interviewer must also “screen in” those candidates she/he feels would make a valuable contribution to the company. Your job during this preliminary meeting is to convince this person you are worthy to take the next step.
  23. 23. A group interview is usually designed to uncover the leadership potential of prospective managers and employees who will be dealing with the public. The front-runner candidates are gathered together in an informal, discussion-type interview. A subject is introduced and the interviewer will start off the discussion. The goal of the group interview is to see how the jobseeker interact with others and how use him/her knowledge and reasoning powers to win others over. Frequently the Screening Interview is combined with the General Interview due to time constraints many companies have during the hiring process. Often the jobseeker will meet with the supervisor over the position for which he/she is applying. During this interview he/she will be discussing the specifics of the position, the company and industry.
  24. 24. There are different types of interview questions: General questions e.g. Tell me about yourself. Why did you leave your last job? Job specific questions e.g. Can you do the job? Do you want the job? Questions by function e.g. What background do you have that would be helpful in consulting? Illegal interview questions e.g. Age? Date of Birth? How tall are you? How many children do you have?
  25. 25. Prepare your clothes for your interview, business-like, clean, pressed and conservative Prepare papers for your interview, including extra copies of your resume, job reference lists, reference letters Prepare your travel to the interview location; arrive 10 minutes early Be prepared to answer and ask questions Prepare for Open-Ended Questions; Anticipate what will be asked Be prepared to answer inconsistencies or gaps in your resume Don't eat garlic before the interview
  26. 26. Arrive 10 minutes early Maintain professionalism Be aware of your non-verbal behaviours Be enthusiastic about the position Avoid negative comments about previous jobs or managers Listen very carefully to each question and give thoughtful, to-the point and honest answers When offered the opportunity, ask the questions you have prepared in advance Make sure you understand next steps in the hiring process Don't eat gum or smoke
  27. 27. Take notes immediately following the interview so you don’t forget critical details Always send a Thank You Letter Either e-mail or send a handwritten note to the hiring manager The Recruiter will contact you to advise you about next steps If another candidate is selected, consider sending a follow-up note to the manager to let them know that should another or similar position become available, you would be interested in the opportunity to interview again
  28. 28. A letter of inquiry can help you uncover the hidden job market, sometimes these cover letters are called marketing letters . A letter of inquiry should be followed up with a phone call as this increase your chance of getting your “foot in the door” Don't over look the thank you letter it can be very helpful to make you stand out from other candidates. after an employment interview To a person or contact who referred to a particular job
  29. 29. Before send the acceptance letter you need to decide if you are going to accept or reject the job offer.