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Writing CV / Résumé  ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Learner's Outcome Upon completion of the presentation you should be able to: ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Definition of Curriculum Vitae (CV) &  Résumé ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],A CV or Résumé   is   your essential marketing material. It tells prospective employers why you are a good fit for the job and the organization
Unemployment Data ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
What is a CV or Résumé For? Employers and candidates view CV's and Resumes as having different purposes ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Curriculum Vitae - CV vs. Résumé ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
When to use CV or Résumé?  ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Your Goal is to  Produce a Winning Résumé , one that catches the attention of the reader and goes in the pile "to be considered" and stays on top of it.  ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Focusing Carefully on Items Within Your Control ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Understanding the Recruiter Increase your chances of success ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
What makes a CV or Résumé    Outstanding ? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
How to Improve CV or Résumé Success Rate? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
How to Improve CV or Résumé Success Rate? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Résumé     Formats ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Chronological  Résumé Format ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Functional / Skills  Résumé Format ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Combination Résumé Format ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Competency-based  Résumé Format ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Sections of a CV or Résumé  ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Combination Format - Contact Information - Headline - Summary of Qualifications - Career Highlights (list out skill   sets) - Professional Experience - Education & Professional      Development, Training and     Certifications ++ Awards and Recognition ++ Professional Affiliations ++ Publications, Presentations, Patents ++ Endorsements ++ Other Skills
1. Contact Information ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
2. Headline ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
3. Summary of Qualifications ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
4. Professional Experience ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
5. Skills & Accomplishments ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
6.  Education & Professional Development,  Training & Certifications ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
8. Other sections ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Career Life: Tips ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]

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Editor's Notes

  1. Greet learners Self-introduction
  2. Understand what a CV or Resume is for from a recruiter's and a job-seeker's perspective Tell when you will need to use a CV or a Resume and know the differences between them Improve the odds of CV or Resume success through presenting the document in a manner that will more likely to get the recruiter's attention and consideration Know more about the strengths and weaknesses of different Resume formats Select an appropriate Resume format for your unique employment situation Be familiar with the sections that constitute an effective CV or Resume Construct or improve on your own CV or Resume based on the information and guidelines learned Understand current trends in CV / Resume presentation
  3. http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/hong_kong_statistics/key_economic_and_social_indicators/index.jsp)
  4. Convention demands that all job-seekers should have a CV or a Resume! Purpose --  Similarity : Both CV and Résumé  give a summary of your credentials  and other relevant information about your skills, achievements and professional history that will allow your prospective employer to have a glimpse as to whether you are suitable for a post and to make the informed decision as to whether to call you up for an interview. Both are standard format required for job applications although some companies prefer one format over the other. --  Differences : For the purpose of job applications, the Résumé format is usually preferred in America (and American companies) and the CV format, the rest of the world. CVs are used in applications for positions in the academia or for applying to institutes of higher learning. Document Features --  Similarities : Both are organized into distinct understandable sections which provides information about you. --  Differences : CVs are more  detailed and complete  and in reverse chronological order. Résumés are shorter, more focused and targeted to the post applied for - irrelevant information is excluded. CVs are about 2 to 3 pages long - Résumés do not usually exceed 2 pages, 1 page is ideal. CVs are more formal than resumes (which tends to have promotional vocabulary). Résumés can come in different formats of presentation because it is a less formal than a CV. It takes time and a good deal of understanding of the similarities and differences, and practice to be able to come up with a quality piece of CV or Résumé . Getting down to producing a "perfect" CV and Résumé is quite a daunting task for many people. Some people would procrastinate or avoid this task altogether, especially if it has to be in written English (a language which may not be familiar to all). But not having a proper CV and Résumé will cost job seekers dearly.