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Cv workshop form the future

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CV workshop delivered in a secondary school

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Cv workshop form the future

  1. 1. BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS CV Workshop Simone Castello • Using social media • Top tips from recruiters • The one-page CV
  2. 2. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network online. Some stats (2017): • Over 467 million members in over 200 countries in 24 languages • Over 40 million students and college graduates • Over 10 million firms have Company Pages • Members share knowledge with status updates and in groups. How to use it: •Create a profile • Share presentations and write articles to make it interesting • Sign up to job alerts • Connect to recruitment consultants • Ask for introductions: i.e. HR personnel, managers, etc. USING SOCIAL MEDIA
  3. 3. BLOG YOUR WAY IN • A blog can be useful to build a portfolio of your work. • You can write articles, post photos or discuss any topic • Blog posts can be shared on LinkedIn, Twitter and other channels. If you are building a personal brand (as an artist, consultant, etc) it is a recommended way in.
  4. 4. TIPS FROM RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS • Customise your CV for each job – it’s hard but it pays off • Consider a skills’ summary at the top of the CV where the keywords from the job advert are highlighted for easy selection • Cover letters are only read at the first selection stage, be brief and do not spend too much time on them. Only * of line managers see them • Do not abuse the pronoun I, use you when you can. Address the company and show them how they could benefit from hiring you • You have * seconds to impress – less is more • Read the job description and advert carefully. Give examples of your skills that are relevant *Figures collected at recent CV workshop by Career Ambitions • Visit the company’s website to get a feel of how they communicate to customers • Visit the websites of competitors to give you an idea of their challenges • Only * of jobs are advertised, research companies you like and send them an unsolicited CV. 9% 6 35%
  5. 5. TIPS FROM RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS CONT. • Think of the reader (recruiter, HR, Manager, Agency…), make your CV relevant and real. To which I would add three Rs: research, rewrite, retarget (find out about jobs, rewrite your CV regularly and retarget it to fit different industries) • * of readers scan read, only * want to see detail – less is more • If you are writing generic statements in your CV, you won’t stand out. For instance “I have good IT skills” does not tell an employer how good you are and how you would benefit the company. Include examples. •Last but not least… the one-page CV is powerful! I like indeed.co.uk as it collects jobs from most websites and offers free job alerts *Figures collected at recent CV workshop by Career Ambitions 60% 40%
  6. 6. ONE-PAGE CV INSPIRATION… MARISSA MAYER, CEO OF YAHOO!
  7. 7. ONE-PAGE CV USING MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

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