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Effective cv writing


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Effective cv writing

  1. 1. ONTARGET
  2. 2. Effective CVWritingKamran Faisal (13)Syed Taimoor Hussain (59)Khubaib Ahmad Khan (10)Daniyal Jaan (34)Haider Ali (35)BZU Multan2
  3. 3. 3What is Cv?Types of Cv format?Effective Cv writing?End.Why we need Cv?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Cv is a written summary of a1. Person’s education2. Employment background3. Job qualifications.Writing CV includes…..
  6. 6. 6Image on left: CV, URL:””, Feb 12, 2012Image on right: Business man and woman, URL:””, Feb 12, 2012
  7. 7. 7• It is not ‘oneSize fits all’. Youneed to tailoryour CV to eachposition you youapply for.
  8. 8. 8CV can put good or bad impression on employer.
  9. 9.  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 ?
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. ONTARGET11Effective CVWritingSyed Taimoor Hussain(59)
  12. 12. CV Formats or How Chronological Functional Chrono-functional/Combinational/Combined12
  13. 13. Chronological Reverse chronologicalorder Widely used forcorporate sector13Chronological CV, URL:"", Feb 12, 2012
  14. 14. Details of Chronological CV14 Education Skills Experience References Honors
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Functional CV Focuses on the skill setof an individual16Functional CV, URL:"", Feb 12, 2012
  17. 17. Details of Functional CV17 Address Personal Skills Achievements
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Chrono-Functional CV Specific work experience Specific skills and talents19Combined Resume, URL:"", Feb 12, 2012
  20. 20. Details of Chrono-Functional CV Qualification Experience EmployHistory Education20
  21. 21. Where &When to use Used mainly byindividuals Freshly graduated fromschool With uninterruptedwork history Applying for specificjobs21
  22. 22. ONTARGET22Effective CVWritingDaniyal Jaan(34)
  23. 23. CV Format Header Objective Education Honors/Activities Work Experience Research Experience/Projects23
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. NameAddressPhone NumberEmail Address25Image Source: Personal
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Education Section Educational qualifications from highest to lowest Do not use high school details once you havegraduated Must include years in school27Image Source: Personal
  28. 28. ONTARGET28Effective CVWritingKhubaib Ahmad(10)
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. Research Experience Section Focus on relevant research experience Must include graduate level research In reverse chronological order30Image Source: Personal
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. Additional Sections Professional Certificates/Licenses Specialized Experience Publications/Theses Additional Training/Assistantships Membership/Affiliations Volunteer Experience/Community Service Language or Computer Skills Continuing Education32
  33. 33. References One of the most crucial things Follow the requirement If not mentioned, then “On Request/demand” Ask referees beforehand Use the best ones33
  34. 34. ONTARGET34Effective CVWritingHaider Ali(35)
  35. 35. Types of CVCVElectronicScannableEmailHTMLPaper35
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Do’s Use easy-to-read language Get grammar and punctuation correct Follow the instructions Spell Check Update your CV regularly37
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. ONTARGET40Effective CVWritingKamran Faisal(13)
  41. 41. Bad Resume Examples, URL:"”, Feb 12, 2012
  42. 42. Bad Resume Example, URL:"”, Feb 12, 2012
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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