Cv Workshops

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Cv Workshops

  1. 1. + Great CVs for Consulting MBA2012 CV Workshop J-P Martins Associate Director Consulting Careers September 2010
  2. 2. + Personal Brand What How   Who are you?   Clarity   What are your product   Consistency features?   Relevance   Do they match the needs of your target segment?   Significance   Are they distinctive?   Overall, and for each bullet point
  3. 3. + Education What How   Evidence of academic INCLUDE: excellence   Evidence of academic achievement   GMAT above 690   If that needs to go back to High School,   50% above 730 so be it   GMAT if over 690   Dean’s list   Scholarships, prizes   Good first degree from a great school   Rankings, scores   Explain the institution’s ranking if not obvious eg   “2nd ranked engineering school in Asia”
  4. 4. + Career Progression What How   Fast-track career   Focus not just on achievements – make progression clear what your job was   Blue chip organisations   Promotions   Leadership   Blue chip names (even if clients, partners)   Interpersonal skills   Numbers, logic, analysis   Strong drive   Driving change   Why each role   For each achievement bullet, make sure it’s a ‘wow’
  5. 5. + Career Progression Clarity •  No months 3-5 years •  Single linear timeline = ‘sweet spot’ If 3 years or less… •  Can you pad it out •  Demonstrate maturity •  Demonstrate progression If 6 years or more… •  Demonstrate drive, energy •  Demonstrate progression
  6. 6. + Other Information What How   Interesting DO:   Passionate   Wow me with your passion, level of interest   Driven   Show achievement, results   Polymath DON’T:   Exceptional   List generic interests   Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

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