SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1
• Read the job ad thoroughly – make a skills
list
• Do your research on the company, the
country/city, their products, projects etc.
• Think about what you can offer
professionally and personally
• Let your motivation shine through
• Provide specific examples that demonstrate
your abilities
• Remember to check the small details
address, name of contact person etc.
• Save a pdf print of the job ad – it may
disappear
• Remember to mention the company’s name
several times throughout the cover letter
• Ask someone you trust to read and give
feedback your cover letter and CV
• Remember that everything you write should
be relevant
• Use your network
• Use a relevant picture of yourself in the CV
• Update your LinkedIn profile and include a
link in your CV
• Spell check
2
• Simply restate your CV in your
cover letter
• Just sent out a standard CV – we
can see it
• Write the wrong company name
• Write in general terms
• Include your skills without using
relevant examples e.g. “I am a
good team player”
• Forget to highlight what you can
do for the company
• Waste space on irrelevant skills
and experience - space is limited
• Use clichés and get too personal
• Send your CV too close to the
deadline
3

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CV workshop dos and dont's

  • 1. 1
  • 2. • Read the job ad thoroughly – make a skills list • Do your research on the company, the country/city, their products, projects etc. • Think about what you can offer professionally and personally • Let your motivation shine through • Provide specific examples that demonstrate your abilities • Remember to check the small details address, name of contact person etc. • Save a pdf print of the job ad – it may disappear • Remember to mention the company’s name several times throughout the cover letter • Ask someone you trust to read and give feedback your cover letter and CV • Remember that everything you write should be relevant • Use your network • Use a relevant picture of yourself in the CV • Update your LinkedIn profile and include a link in your CV • Spell check 2
  • 3. • Simply restate your CV in your cover letter • Just sent out a standard CV – we can see it • Write the wrong company name • Write in general terms • Include your skills without using relevant examples e.g. “I am a good team player” • Forget to highlight what you can do for the company • Waste space on irrelevant skills and experience - space is limited • Use clichés and get too personal • Send your CV too close to the deadline 3