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Resume writing presentation

  1. 1. Résumé Writing
  2. 2. Writing a CV 1. What is a CV and when do I use it? <ul><li>a self-marketing document highlighting the skills and qualities that make you a suitable candidate for a particular job. </li></ul><ul><li>The purposes of a CV are: </li></ul><ul><li>to market you positively. </li></ul><ul><li>to generate interest in you as a potential employee. </li></ul><ul><li>to persuade the employer to interview you. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>the job advert requests you to send a CV and covering letter. </li></ul><ul><li>you are making speculative applications to employers for vacancies which have not yet been advertised. </li></ul><ul><li>you are attending networking events - for example you may meet an employer who (after talking to you) will ask if you can give them a CV. </li></ul>You should use a CV when:
  4. 4. You should not use a CV when: <ul><li>the employer asks you to complete an application form. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. How should I present it? <ul><li>Your CV should be in a legible font and easy to read. </li></ul><ul><li>It should have clearly defined subheadings and should be presented in a business-like manner. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tips <ul><li>• It is not necessary to title your document Curriculum Vitae - use your name as a header. </li></ul><ul><li>• The length should be no more than 2 pages. </li></ul><ul><li>• It is essential that your spelling and grammar is perfect on a CV as any mistakes are a major turn off to an employer. </li></ul><ul><li>• Avoid using more than 2 font styles. </li></ul><ul><li>• Font size should preferably not be smaller than 12pt. </li></ul><ul><li>• Formatting should be consistent throughout your CV. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>• Bold can be used to highlight headings or important points. </li></ul><ul><li>• Use good quality writing paper. </li></ul><ul><li>• Avoid using CV templates you find on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>• Use simple, concise and positive language. </li></ul><ul><li>• Put the information that is most relevant on the first page. </li></ul><ul><li>• Avoid writing long unbroken blocks of text – short paragraphs or bullet points are much more effective. </li></ul><ul><li>• Remember that a cover letter should always accompany your CV. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3. What styles of CV are there? <ul><li>(i) Chronological CV : Emphasizes on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>• Where your most recent job or placement is an important consideration. </li></ul><ul><li>• Where your job history shows a natural and sustained growth and development. </li></ul><ul><li>• Where your previous jobs and the job being sought are in traditional fields (eg accountancy, law, education). </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>• Where work history is intermittent. </li></ul><ul><li>• Where educational background is non-traditional. </li></ul><ul><li>• When seeking to change career goals or industry. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>(ii) Functional / key skills CV: This concentrates on key skill areas and expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>• When you wish to emphasize skills and experience not used in recent jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>• When changing careers or industry sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>• When your work experience and/or education presents a mixed picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>• Where you have performed a limited number of functions in your jobs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Functional CV <ul><li>Personal details </li></ul><ul><li>Name:Aroha Hylton </li></ul><ul><li>Address:The Crescent,Blockhouse Bay,Auckland Telephone:123 4567 </li></ul><ul><li>Career objective : To find a position where I can develop my supervisory skills further and be an effective team member. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant skills and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>• Excellent communication skills,able to put views across confidently and assist better team relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>• Strong skills in helping others with problem solving in both work and non-work situations. </li></ul><ul><li>• Guided and directed team members as captain of local club hockey team. </li></ul><ul><li>• Able to communicate well in writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational ability </li></ul><ul><li>• Strong attention to detail and ability to help others improve their performance. </li></ul><ul><li>• Effective in delegating tasks and making sure they are done well. </li></ul><ul><li>• Track record in planning and organising events,including social functions at work and fundraising for a local sports club. </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy skills </li></ul><ul><li>• Ability to develop and monitor budgets, through experience as sports club treasurer. </li></ul><ul><li>• Responsible for handling money, banking and keeping accounts on other people’s behalf. </li></ul><ul><li>• Assist others with managing their money, including working out a budget for personal spending and balancing cheque books. </li></ul><ul><li>Work history </li></ul><ul><li>1996-98 Assistant checkout operator – General Food Supermarket </li></ul><ul><li>1995 Checkout duties – Food World Supermarket </li></ul><ul><li>1994-96 Temporary and casual positions,including fruit picking, planting childcare and bar work </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul><ul><li>1997 Effective Communication Skills – 3 hours a week for 20 weeks at local Technical Institute </li></ul><ul><li>1992-96 Four years secondary education </li></ul><ul><li>Referees </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs Kay Arland Mr William Whetu </li></ul><ul><li>Checkout Supervisor Sports Co-ordinator </li></ul><ul><li>General Food Supermarket Sports Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Work phone 123 4567 Work phone 123 4567 </li></ul><ul><li>Home phone 123 4567 Home phone 123 4567 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chronological CV <ul><li>Personal details </li></ul><ul><li>Name:Mathew Reid </li></ul><ul><li>Address:The Street,Christchurch Telephone:123 4567 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal objective : I am committed to finding work in the landscaping field.I have recently completed training in this area and am self-motivated,hardworking and reliable,with a range of practical labouring skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Work history </li></ul><ul><li>1993 –1998 Labourer,Harveys Bricks and Blocklayers </li></ul><ul><li>Duties included: </li></ul><ul><li>• spreading sand and gravel </li></ul><ul><li>• laying a range of paving materials into various patterns </li></ul><ul><li>• heavy lifting </li></ul><ul><li>• driving a range of vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>1990-1993 Builders Labourer (casual),Robinson Walker Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Duties included: </li></ul><ul><li>• measuring to instructions </li></ul><ul><li>• cleaning and storage of tools </li></ul><ul><li>• assisting tradesmen with a range of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>1990-1993 Vineyard Labourer (seasonal),Beachcroft Orchard </li></ul><ul><li>Duties included labelling,packing,cleaning sheds and </li></ul><ul><li>equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Building and Landscaping Skills </li></ul><ul><li>6 month course at Carrington Polytechnic </li></ul><ul><li>1987-1990 Christchurch Boys High School </li></ul><ul><li>School certificate passes in horticulture and art </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure interests : Landscaping,canoeing,computer design </li></ul><ul><li>Referees </li></ul><ul><li>Keith Harvey Susan Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Former manager Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Harveys Bricks and Blocklayers Beachcroft Orchard </li></ul><ul><li>Christchurch Henderson </li></ul><ul><li>Work phone 123 4567 Work phone 123 4567 </li></ul><ul><li>Home phone 123 4567 Home phone 123 4567 </li></ul>
  12. 12. When Writing Your CV <ul><li>Always </li></ul><ul><li>Make your objective relevant to the position for which you are applying. </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific when describing your experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Use &quot;bullet&quot; format where appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Use short paragraphs—preferably no longer than five lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the resume and the cover letter are errorless. Proofread, and have others proofread for you too. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Always </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite a resume for a specific position with a specific company. It's extra work but may very well pay off. </li></ul><ul><li>Use quality bond white or off white paper. Avoid a photocopied resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure that your resume represents you well; it is an employer's first impression of you. </li></ul><ul><li>Include reference’s name, current title, place of employment, business address and phone number. </li></ul><ul><li>Give each of your references a copy of your resume or make sure you have permission from your references to use their name. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Never </li></ul><ul><li>List hobbies, sports and social activities. </li></ul><ul><li>State &quot;References available on request.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Put in social security number, your spouse's occupation, and your personal philosophies. </li></ul><ul><li>Use exact dates. Months and years are sufficient. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your company number unless your immediate boss is aware of your departure. </li></ul><ul><li>Lie. </li></ul><ul><li>Use personal refefences. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You Best of Luck

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