Cv's HND HRM

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Cv's HND HRM

  1. 1. www.derby.ac.uk/careers CV’s HND / HNC HRM
  2. 2. Quick Quiz 1. There are rules and regulations about producing a CV False - There are conventions but it’s flexible 2. Once I have designed my CV, I can use the exact same one for every opportunity I am chasing False - This is unlikely to get you on a shortlist 3. An employer will typically spend around 30 seconds looking at a CV True - They will look again if it creates an impact www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  3. 3. 4. It is a good idea to use one of the CV builder computer packages that are on the market to construct a CV False – there is a danger of becoming identikit, but there is some good advice around (unless its ours!) 5. The sections on the CV, such as Education, Personal Details, and Work Experience etc should be presented in a particular order False – Flexible, depends on strongest selling point. 6. I need to sell skills, knowledge and experience on my CV without supporting evidence. False – people want to see evidence www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  4. 4. What should your CV do?  A CV is a marketing tool to sell your skills  Firstly, think about the job you are targeting.  Look at the skills profile/job desc/person spec.  Match your skills to the ones the company are looking for and give evidence to back up each skill. www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  5. 5. 30 seconds!!  On average you have 30 seconds to either get in the “Yes I will continue reading” pile or the “No!” pile.  Give info quickly, without difficulty and prioritise www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  6. 6. Your CV ….  Needs to be professional looking  Free from spelling mistakes  Have clear headings and sections. The employer wants to access information quickly  Avoid having lots of white space  2 sides of A4 maximum www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  7. 7. It should include….  Personal Details – Name, Address, Tel No, e-mail  Personal Profile  Education Information  Key Skills  Work Experience  Interests  Reference available on request www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  8. 8. What should it not include!!  Date of Birth  Nationality  Marital Status  Gender  Pictures  Too much formatting www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  9. 9. Personal Profile  Opening to your CV  4 – 5 lines  Hook the reader  Avoid generic terms www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  10. 10. Skills based CV’s  Excellent at highlighting transferrable skills  Ideal for both ends of career ladder.  Enables you to focus employer’s attention to most relevant evidence.  Highlights you as a rounded individual.  Avoids repetition.  Easy to tailor to exact requirements.  Saves space Visit our website to see sample CV’s and get tips and advice on creating your CV www.derby.ac.uk/careers www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  11. 11. Always provide evidence  Employers want to see what you can do for them  Use examples from all activities  Education  Work Experience – Paid & Unpaid  Clubs and Society  Use you PDP activities to support this www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  12. 12. What are the top skills?  Communication  Time mgmt.  Commercial Awareness  Initiative  Organisation  Flexibility  IT Skills  Team working  Financial Awareness  Problem Solving  Promoting / Influencing  Supervising www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  13. 13. Look at your CV, does it…??  Have your personal details on  Contact details?  Professional e-mail address?  Include a personal profile?  Can you identify the skills?  Do you provide evidence? www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  14. 14. CV sifts  Look through the CV’s  Discuss as a group  Format  Content  Spelling  Would you hire any of these candidates? www.derby.ac.uk/careers
  15. 15. Questions? careers@derby.ac.uk www.derby.ac.uk/careers www.derby.ac.uk/careers

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