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CV and Cover letter group counseling
Program Presentation of todays participants Tips and tricks for CV and Cover letter writing Group exercise - Individual...
Application Process
Different ways to apply for a job in Denmark   The solicited job through a Job Bank: www.jobbank.au.dk, www.jobindex.dk, ...
CV vs. Cover letterThe purpose of the CV is to: describe your past keep focus on your competences and results include o...
How to write a good CVLayout: make simple and clear headlines and paragraphs short and precise sentences be careful wit...
How to write a good cover letter Do research on the company and on the  position and use it in the cover letter Find inf...
The solicited job application: find the central competences the company is  looking for apply even though you cannot liv...
The   unsolicited job application: research on the company – the library,  Company website etc. describe how you can con...
The structure of the cover letter   Header: address and contact information   Headline   Introductory paragraph   Moti...
Before applying It is more than ok to contact the company – have  good questions prepared (if not don´t call) If possibl...
Examples of questions: do they recruit people with your educational  background in the company? if yes, then for which p...
When applying Be as precise and specific as possible Describe why you are applying for a job in this company Explain wh...
Exercise Purpose of the exercise: to teach you how to write a cv and  learn from your fellow students Description of the...
Questions?Kontakt information :Anette Hutzen AndersenE: anha@asb.dkP: 21 13 34 50
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Cv and cover letter group counseling

  1. 1. CV and Cover letter group counseling
  2. 2. Program Presentation of todays participants Tips and tricks for CV and Cover letter writing Group exercise - Individual and group feedback
  3. 3. Application Process
  4. 4. Different ways to apply for a job in Denmark The solicited job through a Job Bank: www.jobbank.au.dk, www.jobindex.dk, www.workindenmark.dk, etc. The unsolicited job – ex: learn about interesting companies in Denmark through the web, Ask in the Career Centre. Word of mouth, Upload your CV on job search sites - ex: www.workindenmark.dk, www.jobzonen.dk, on company’s webpages Networking - friends, fellow students, neighbours, supervisors, career fairs and company events, www.linkedin.com, www.facebook.com Attending career fairs – Networking events at the University, Career Days in Århus (6 March 2013).  BE PROACTIVE – BE CREATIVE
  5. 5. CV vs. Cover letterThe purpose of the CV is to: describe your past keep focus on your competences and results include only relevant information create a quick overview The purpose of the cover letter is to: get you to a job interview describe your plans for the future The Loveletter
  6. 6. How to write a good CVLayout: make simple and clear headlines and paragraphs short and precise sentences be careful with too much ”noise” 2-3 pages, but not font size 8 consistency between CV and cover letter target the CV to the job you are applying for
  7. 7. How to write a good cover letter Do research on the company and on the position and use it in the cover letter Find information about the company culture, their products, position in the market, competitors, company values, management, etc. Use your network. Do you know anybody who works there? Use Linkedin.
  8. 8. The solicited job application: find the central competences the company is looking for apply even though you cannot live up to all the qualifications make the cover letter unique for this particular job and company describe how you can contribute to the company - focus on the future use examples
  9. 9. The unsolicited job application: research on the company – the library, Company website etc. describe how you can contribute to the company give them an idea of how you can contribute
  10. 10. The structure of the cover letter Header: address and contact information Headline Introductory paragraph Motivation for applying Professional background Personal background Closing Enclosure, ex. CV
  11. 11. Before applying It is more than ok to contact the company – have good questions prepared (if not don´t call) If possible direct your cover letter to a specific person in the company Ask questions about the company - it shows initiative Ask about things that were unclear/not mentioned in the job add
  12. 12. Examples of questions: do they recruit people with your educational background in the company? if yes, then for which positions? what kind of responsibilities do they have? which personal competences are important to have in the job? visit our web: http://studerende.au.dk/en/career/aucareer/good- questions-for-a-potential-employer/
  13. 13. When applying Be as precise and specific as possible Describe why you are applying for a job in this company Explain what you can do for them Adjust your CV to be as relevant for the company as possible Focus on what you can do – not on what you cannot do Follow-up within 3-5 days if you have not got a confirmation of receiving your application
  14. 14. Exercise Purpose of the exercise: to teach you how to write a cv and learn from your fellow students Description of the exercise: In a group discuss the cvs of the other participants of the group counseling. – What is good/bad? – How could it be improved?
  15. 15. Questions?Kontakt information :Anette Hutzen AndersenE: anha@asb.dkP: 21 13 34 50

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