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How to prepare CV and Job interview

my session on preparing CV and job interview

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How to prepare CV and Job interview

  1. 1. Preparing CV and Job Interview Shiraz Ahmed | Faculty | Facilitator | Coach ICMA Pakistan Karachi, June 20 2011
  2. 2. This workshop has 2 sessions 1. Personality image 2. Applying for job and interview
  3. 3. Introductions • First Name • Company name • One strength • One weakness
  4. 4. Your Personality Image  It takes 30 seconds to make an impact.  Career isn’t only about doing a job but it is: a. b. c. d. Exposure with people Networking Credibility Visibility
  5. 5. Personality Image what you do, 10% how visible you are, 60% how you do it, 30%
  6. 6. Applying for Job Consider 3 things: 1. Know yourself 2. Set your goals 3. Prepare a powerful CV
  7. 7. 1. Know yourself • Personality and attitudes • Skills and achievements • Strengths • Interest
  8. 8. 2. Set Your Goals • What do I want? • Your challenge / dream • Your job interest • Don’t apply for every job • Find a match between your skills and job requirement
  9. 9. 3. Prepare powerful CV Remember 6 points! a. Visual signpost – your name with address and contact b. Your headline / USP – your instant picture, what you have to offer! c. Key skills – what are you good at
  10. 10. 3. Prepare powerful CV Remember 6 points! d. Career history with achievements – honors, awards, internships e. Education / qualification / trainings or certifications f. Personal details and interest – date of birth, areas of interest
  11. 11. Don’ts of CV  Title – except name  Salary – no need to mention unless asked  Reason for leaving  Photographs  Personal – height, weight, political / religious affiliations  References  Gimmicks – don’t use color paper  Humor – avoid jokes
  12. 12. Job Interview
  13. 13. 1. Prepare • Read Job description / specification • Organization information • Selection process
  14. 14. 2. Making Entrance • Smile • Making eye contact with interviewer • Shaking hand
  15. 15. 3. Body Language • Set hands free • Cross legs • Avoid refreshments
  16. 16. 4. Sell Yourself • Prepare examples and stories • Challenge – what you do - result
  17. 17. 5. Questions from interviewer • What are your strengths? • What weaknesses do you have? • Why do you want this job? • What is your future plan?
  18. 18. 6. Questions you should ask? • Learning and growing opportunities • Taking own or new initiative
  19. 19. 6. Exit • Smile • Thanks!
  20. 20. Reflections & Actions Take few minutes for reflection…. What did you learn? Actions you are going to take…. How you will apply this learning in daily life?
  21. 21. Shiraz Ahmed E: shiraz.wasif@gmail.com fb: shiraz.wasif in: shirazwasif
  22. 22. Thank You

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