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Writing a CV(Curriculum Vitae )       Wasswa dennis
What is a CV? selling tool outlines your skills and experience opportunity to present yourself in the best possible light
How to present myself? Highlight your experience Show personal attributes and achievements Show your education and rela...
Which elements are approprite for a CV?   work history   DOB   education   skills   references   a photo   politica...
Types of CV  Chronological   Information included under general headings:   education, work experience, etc., with the mo...
How to start?EVALUATE YOUR SKILLS What do I have to offer? - what am I selling?   Listdown: technical knowledge, menager...
Sequence of headings Objective Personal  information Work experience Education Personal characteristics Interests
Objective (Profile)Phrase a realistic objective or leave blank: Examples: "An executive creative position where extensiv...
Personal information your age nationality Address Tel. No. E-mail
Not to include   Age   Ethnic identity   Political affiliation   Religious preference   Hobbies   Marital status   ...
Education listed with the most recent first, including  results professional development courses, again  listed with the...
Example:Education:MEd University of Manchester 2002BA   University of Ljubljana 1973Training courses:On-line coursemanagem...
Work epxerience: Reverse  chronological order! Include relevant experience and results Grants (honors) awarded
Work Experience -example: 1989  – to date Quality Assurance Technician Created computer applications with the help of a ...
Words describing responsibilities: Responsible  for ...: Planning, implementing, reviewing, negotiating, managing, coordi...
Skills Languages    (fluency) Specific skills (techniques and equipment,  computer programs, technology and other  techn...
Words describing personal abilities: Creative,  efficient, proficient, systematic, hard worker, prefer to act, well verse...
Interests & Activities Optional Outside   responsibilities and interests
Useful web pages: http://www.alec.co.uk/index.htm http://www.handsoncv.co.uk/
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  1. 1. Writing a CV(Curriculum Vitae ) Wasswa dennis
  2. 2. What is a CV? selling tool outlines your skills and experience opportunity to present yourself in the best possible light
  3. 3. How to present myself? Highlight your experience Show personal attributes and achievements Show your education and related training Make yourself attractive, interesting, worth considering Make the CV short & easy to read ! do not oversell yourself
  4. 4. Which elements are approprite for a CV? work history DOB education skills references a photo political affiliation your existing salary number of children negative experience hobbies & interests weight, height, health list of publications
  5. 5. Types of CV  Chronological Information included under general headings: education, work experience, etc., with the most recent events first.  Skills based Skills necessary for the job are highlighted.
  6. 6. How to start?EVALUATE YOUR SKILLS What do I have to offer? - what am I selling?  Listdown: technical knowledge, menagerial skills, IT, languages, etc...  personal strengths & interests Example: Bad: Sold books to clients located in Slovenia Good: Increased sales by 17%
  7. 7. Sequence of headings Objective Personal information Work experience Education Personal characteristics Interests
  8. 8. Objective (Profile)Phrase a realistic objective or leave blank: Examples: "An executive creative position where extensive marketing, writing, management, design, and technical skills are required, preferably within Database Management“. “Desire a position in the office management, secretarial or clerical area. Prefer a position requiring responisbility and a variety of tasks”.
  9. 9. Personal information your age nationality Address Tel. No. E-mail
  10. 10. Not to include Age Ethnic identity Political affiliation Religious preference Hobbies Marital status Sexual orientation Place of birth Photographs Height, weight, health There are exceptions to some of these items !
  11. 11. Education listed with the most recent first, including results professional development courses, again listed with the most recent first
  12. 12. Example:Education:MEd University of Manchester 2002BA University of Ljubljana 1973Training courses:On-line coursemanagement The E-Consultants 2004Teaching ESP Universtiy of Essex 1997Report Writing The British Council 1995
  13. 13. Work epxerience: Reverse chronological order! Include relevant experience and results Grants (honors) awarded
  14. 14. Work Experience -example: 1989 – to date Quality Assurance Technician Created computer applications with the help of a programmer to monitor the factory environment. Analysed the quality assurance system and made recommendations for improvements. These were incorporated into the current quality assurance system. Examined equipment in the factory to check that it met the company standards. Investigated new equipment installed in the factory to make sure that it would comply with quality assurance procedures
  15. 15. Words describing responsibilities: Responsible for ...: Planning, implementing, reviewing, negotiating, managing, coordinating, evaluating, directing, facilitating, inspecting, training, producing, providing, informing, executing, developing....
  16. 16. Skills Languages (fluency) Specific skills (techniques and equipment, computer programs, technology and other technical skills)
  17. 17. Words describing personal abilities: Creative, efficient, proficient, systematic, hard worker, prefer to act, well versed in..., willing to take initiative, like to work in one place, enjoy challenging experience, persistance to work underpressure, first- hand knowledge of..., having a desire to learn
  18. 18. Interests & Activities Optional Outside responsibilities and interests
  19. 19. Useful web pages: http://www.alec.co.uk/index.htm http://www.handsoncv.co.uk/

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