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Effective CVs
for work experience
in Real Estate

Ruth Lancaster , Careers Adviser
Your CV
• Outlines career and qualifications to date but
should not just be a list of what you’ve done –
should demonstrat...
Key Principles
• No perfect model for CV writing
• Usually no more than two pages in length
• Your professional marketing ...
Essential Preparation
• Research yourself :
What can you offer the employer ? Detail achievements,
identify your skills

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Key skills for property jobs
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Commercial awareness
Communication skills; written and oral
Relationship build...
CV basics – contact details
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Name – use as heading
Address – home and term time ?
Nationality and work permi...
Personal Profile
• Can be an excellent way to grasp the attention
and focus the CV
• Must be tailored to the position bein...
CV basics - Education
• Most recent course of study first
• Additional degree-related information,
particularly if relevan...
CV basics - Work Experience
• Includes full time work, vacation work, placements,
voluntary work
• Can divide into `releva...
CV basics – Interests/Achievements
• Offers employer a more personal view of you and
chance to highlight personal qualitie...
CV basics – Effective Language
• Need to be positive, professional and
enthusiastic in your tone
• Start your sentences wi...
References
• Two, unless more are asked for
• Usual to include one work-related and one
academic reference
• Ask referee’s...
Top tips for an effective CV
• Appearance matters – first impressions are important and careless
presentation could cost y...
Covering Letters
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Always send with a CV
Concise – one page of A4 is sufficient
Laid out as a formal business l...
Further Reading
• Prospects website www.prospects.ac.uk
• Targetjobs www.targetjobs.co.uk
• Other books eg Targetjobs : Pr...
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  1. 1. Effective CVs for work experience in Real Estate Ruth Lancaster , Careers Adviser
  2. 2. Your CV • Outlines career and qualifications to date but should not just be a list of what you’ve done – should demonstrate your suitability for a particular job/placement and company • Purpose of a CV is to get you an interview – should entice an employer to want to meet you in person. • Your CV is a marketing tool, an advert and YOU are the product
  3. 3. Key Principles • No perfect model for CV writing • Usually no more than two pages in length • Your professional marketing tool – presentation, content, spelling and grammar all very important • Use a positive tone throughout • Tailor to different job/placement applications • Be clear about what you have to offer
  4. 4. Essential Preparation • Research yourself : What can you offer the employer ? Detail achievements, identify your skills • Research employer : What does the organisation do ? Aims, values ? Study website, use any contacts • Research the position : May not have a job description and person specification, if not anticipate skills likely to be sought and try to demonstrate how you have these skills
  5. 5. Key skills for property jobs • • • • • • • Commercial awareness Communication skills; written and oral Relationship building skills; sociable nature Ability to be creative, innovative Drive and ambition – leadership potential Collaborative approach Attention to detail
  6. 6. CV basics – contact details • • • • • • • Name – use as heading Address – home and term time ? Nationality and work permit status if applicable Telephone : mobile and landline Email : keep it professional.. Compact, clear font eg Arial, Verdana, Calibri Marital status, age and gender not necessary unless you have specific reasons for including
  7. 7. Personal Profile • Can be an excellent way to grasp the attention and focus the CV • Must be tailored to the position being applied for – if too vague and unfocussed can leave a negative impression • Can use to highlight a career aim • Bullet pointing can work well to create short, punchy statements
  8. 8. CV basics - Education • Most recent course of study first • Additional degree-related information, particularly if relevant to job/organisation eg modules/projects/dissertation • Give dates and Institution attended (not full address) and full title of degree, eg : BSc (Hons) Property Agency and Management
  9. 9. CV basics - Work Experience • Includes full time work, vacation work, placements, voluntary work • Can divide into `relevant’ and `other’ experience • Most recent first. Details to include dates, job title, employer, duties and responsibilities. • Opportunity to highlight achievements and contribution eg `Gained exposure to different types of property and the work of different departments by attending site visits.’ • Group similar items if you have a lot of experience • Focus your experiences on the requirements of the job/placement being applied for (if known)
  10. 10. CV basics – Interests/Achievements • Offers employer a more personal view of you and chance to highlight personal qualities and skills eg teamwork • Include positions of responsibility/extra-curricular activities • Emphasis nature of responsibility/level of involvement • Additional skills eg IT, languages • Skills referred to should reflect those required in the position applied for
  11. 11. CV basics – Effective Language • Need to be positive, professional and enthusiastic in your tone • Start your sentences with active verbs rather than overusing the word `I’ - don’t have to write in whole sentences • Examples : `achieved’ `managed’, `implemented’ `persuaded’ `organised’ `developed’ • Avoid : `tried’, `maybe’, `disappointed’
  12. 12. References • Two, unless more are asked for • Usual to include one work-related and one academic reference • Ask referee’s permission first • Include referee’s name, position, address, telephone number and email address if possible • `References available on request’ if lacking space
  13. 13. Top tips for an effective CV • Appearance matters – first impressions are important and careless presentation could cost you the job/placement • Personal profile – can be highly effective but follow usual rules eg brief, concise and evidenced • Tailor it to the position applied for – if you have one, use job description and person specification as a guide. If not anticipate skills/experience likely to be most valued • Be concise – ensure content is meaningful and evidence easy to find • Pay attention to detail – your CV reflects on your professionalism so triple check spelling and grammar • Quantify your achievements – not just what you did but how you did it and what the outcome was • Update regularly – even when not jobseeking keep CV current
  14. 14. Covering Letters • • • • • • Always send with a CV Concise – one page of A4 is sufficient Laid out as a formal business letter Send to named person if possible Spell checked and grammar checked Summarise your enthusiasm and specific suitability for the job
  15. 15. Further Reading • Prospects website www.prospects.ac.uk • Targetjobs www.targetjobs.co.uk • Other books eg Targetjobs : Property (available for reference in the Careers room)

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