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Welcome to CV Writing

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Careers adviser presentation, November 2014

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Welcome to CV Writing

  1. 1. Welcome to CV Writing short talk
  2. 2. We will cover… • What is a CV? • Who is it for? • What should be in it? • Some examples • How we can help
  3. 3. What is a CV?
  4. 4. What is the purpose of a CV? • For applicants….. • Record of qualifications, skills and experiences • Demonstrates both suitability and potential for the job/ sector • To get an interview • For employers… • To initially weed out unsuitable candidates • To select suitable applicants
  5. 5. The matching process -
  6. 6. Different types of CVs • Chronological/traditional • Skills based/targeted/functional • Academic • Different – to attract attention • Online
  7. 7. What do you include in your CV? •Personal Information •Profile •Education •Work Experience – paid and unpaid •Interests – what else do you do? •Additional skills – languages, IT literacy •Referees
  8. 8. Writing Style/ Layout • Detail • Active Language • Accurate grammar and spelling • Clarity • Logically ordered, easy to read and not cramped • Bullet points, underlining, bold
  9. 9. Covering Letters • Accompany your CV and should: • Make an impact, • Highlight your suitability and motivation for the job • Encourage the employer to want to read the rest of your application • Usually 1 side of A4 and ideally 4 paragraphs: - Why writing - Why you - Why them - What next
  10. 10. The Careers & Employability Centre Ground Floor / The Library www.sussex.ac.uk/careers • Come along to events • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/events • Careers Advisers appointments daily • Call on 01273 678429 • careers@sussex.ac.uk www.facebook.com/sussexcareers www.twitter.com/sussxunicareers

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