Effective CVWritingKamran Faisal (13)Syed Taimoor Hussain (59)Khubaib Ahmad Khan (10)Daniyal Jaan (34)Haider Ali (35)BZU Multan2
3What is Cv?Types of Cv format?Effective Cv writing?End.Why we need Cv?
Curriculum Vitae or What isCVA CV is a written description of your work experience,educational background and skillsCurriculum Vitae (CV) means "course of life" in LatinA CV is a typically a "living document" which will reflectthe developments in a professionals career4
Cv is a written summary of a1. Person’s education2. Employment background3. Job qualifications.Writing CV includes…..
6Image on left: CV, URL:” http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8NEuWoLjHYrd2hrmoZocuIVUNiWRfh50QotiOBp1Kf9LyPKmeFQ”, Feb 12, 2012Image on right: Business man and woman, URL:” http://snobtopia.com/files/2011/11/business-man-and-woman.jpeg”, Feb 12, 2012
7• It is not ‘oneSize fits all’. Youneed to tailoryour CV to eachposition you youapply for.
8CV can put good or bad impression on employer.
Need more challenge for you CV.REMEMBER Employer scans your CV for the first time in less than 10 seconds.Why do you need a CV ?
Purposes of a CV Marketing tool: First impression is the one which lasts Request for an interview: We are always looking forjobs Your “big picture”: A detailed snapshot of yourprofessional and academic life10
CV Formats or How Chronological Functional Chrono-functional/Combinational/Combined12
Chronological Reverse chronologicalorder Widely used forcorporate sector13Chronological CV, URL:"http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/22708087.png", Feb 12, 2012
Details of Chronological CV14 Education Skills Experience References Honors
Where &When to use Want to stay in thesame industry but youare looking for newopportunities or to bepromoted Mainly used byindividuals with Solid work history Few or no gapsbetween jobs15
Functional CV Focuses on the skill setof an individual16Functional CV, URL:"http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/44419483.png", Feb 12, 2012
Details of Functional CV17 Address Personal Skills Achievements
Where &When to use The functional CV is useful in a number ofcircumstances that are outlined below: If you have large gaps in your career history due toillness, etc. If you have frequently changed jobs If you are fresh out of university or college with littlework experience If you want to highlight the fact that you have anabundance of skills and achievements18
Chrono-Functional CV Specific work experience Specific skills and talents19Combined Resume, URL:"http://www.resume-resource.com/Examples/functional-resume-sample.gif", Feb 12, 2012
Details of Chrono-Functional CV Qualification Experience EmployHistory Education20
Where &When to use Used mainly byindividuals Freshly graduated fromschool With uninterruptedwork history Applying for specificjobs21
CV Format Header Objective Education Honors/Activities Work Experience Research Experience/Projects23
Header Section Name Must be the first line of cv Bold Larger than the largest font used in body Address Current address Email Address Use professional email addresses with name Phone number Use both home and cell phone numbers24
NameAddressPhone NumberEmail Address25Image Source: Personal
Objective Section Optional but highly recommended Statement must be clear, concise and to the point Bad: “I want to get a job” Weak: “To attain an internship in livestock industry.” Good: “To attain an internship in the livestock industrywith detailed insight into bioinformatics.” Avoid being over specific Target the company’s perspective26
Education Section Educational qualifications from highest to lowest Do not use high school details once you havegraduated Must include years in school27Image Source: Personal
Work Experience Section Experience should be listed in reverse chronologicalorder POSITION TITLE, ORGANIZATION NAME, CITY,STATE/PROVINCE, DATES EMPLOYED (Includemonths unless this shows big gaps of unemployment ) Describes specific roles in bullets29Image Source: Personal
Research Experience Section Focus on relevant research experience Must include graduate level research In reverse chronological order30Image Source: Personal
Honors/Activities Section This section should scream “I am a leader” Must contain all academic and professional awards May include extra-curricular awards Include a brief description if not self-evident fromtitle Don’t include hobbies or activities not related tothe job or your story Good to include leadership positions31
Additional Sections Professional Certificates/Licenses Specialized Experience Publications/Theses Additional Training/Assistantships Membership/Affiliations Volunteer Experience/Community Service Language or Computer Skills Continuing Education32
References One of the most crucial things Follow the requirement If not mentioned, then “On Request/demand” Ask referees beforehand Use the best ones33
Types of CVCVElectronicScannableEmailHTMLPaper35
Do’s Professionalism One page only (for corporate CVs) Stick to the truth Focus on achievements and results Maintain a consistent writing style Modify your CV according to requirement36
Do’s Use easy-to-read language Get grammar and punctuation correct Follow the instructions Spell Check Update your CV regularly37
Don’ts USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS Harder to read Avoid whitespace Actually avoid using border lines Include a picture of yourself It’s not the cover of a fashion magazine Use extremely professional image when asked by employer Use several fonts to catch their attention Creates a “ransom effect” Use Times New Roman or Arial Focus on you and your needs Employers are not interested on who you are but what you cando38
Don’ts Use templates to construct your resume Don’t use fancy ones You have got other ways to show your creativity Use superlatives to emphasis your work Informative and stick to the basic facts Use long flowing sentences Short, concise and to the point Print your resume on “day glow” paper It is not going to an art workshop Illogical Order Use Use relevant information at the beginning39
Bad Resume Examples, URL:"http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/22467385.png”, Feb 12, 2012
Bad Resume Example, URL:" http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ViJKBVHeG3U/SMau560W8BI/AAAAAAAAFns/BC-Hb9gPB8M/s400/bad-resume-sample-page4.jpg”, Feb 12, 2012
CV Rules Remember The Rule of KISS.Keep It Simple & Smart Remember The Rule:If you have some difficulties , Keep them to theinterview, but you have to prepare yourself. Remember The Rule:Attractiveness is a matter of content,“Colors” in the CV is like a full make up lady in aFuneral.43
Remember The Rule: Spelling mistake is a sign of Careless person, if youwant to be at that position , Do IT! Use a spell check or consult a professional writer.Remember The Rule: Do not use unnecessary information. Employer doesn’t care that much about what yourchildren are doing.Moreover, it is not your Autobiography.44