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CV writing

  1. 1. CV writing workshophttp://www.redstarresume.com/uploads/images/thumbs/cv_writing_template_career_change_job_application.jpg
  2. 2. What is a CV?http://www.job-centre-vacancies.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/curriculum-vitae-647x246.jpg
  3. 3. “Course of life”http://www.spacehijackers.org/images/projects/streetblitz/lifestory.jpg
  4. 4. Subjectivehttp://solir.blog.is/img/tncache/700x700/ff/solir/img/perception.jpg
  5. 5. Living documenthttp://www.slwrites.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tree-in-book.jpg
  6. 6. What makes a CV effective?http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliviercharavel/2631535001/
  7. 7. What makes you different? Don’t be or use a templatehttp://images.quickblogcast.com/6/1/3/0/1/118159-110316/goldfish.jpg
  8. 8. Relevant informationhttp://www.thrivingfirm.com/images/blog/So_Wha.jpg
  9. 9. 2 - 4 pageshttp http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3041/3042365234_3233a4b097_z.jpg
  10. 10. Concise: To the pointhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bLPVKKfLakE/T-0JWedUwXI/AAAAAAAAADI/Clp7TnY048o/s1600/Short-and-to-the-point.jpg
  11. 11. http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.11708368.7222/fig,red,mens,ffffff.jpg
  12. 12. Structuredhttp://daveharman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/jigsaw-puzzle-2.jpg
  13. 13. http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=Jerry611AFDD5D5A-14D7-200D-3F11-0B6EB1BE7B4E.jpg&width=auth
  14. 14. What must I include?http://www.flickr.com/photos/devoinregress/3505849251/
  15. 15. • Contact details –Name –Address –E-mail –Phone number• Education Most recent• (ALL) Work experience first• Skills• Referees
  16. 16. Which e-mail is appropriate? firegoth69@hotmail.com sexylady4u@yahoo.com anne.olhsen@gmail.com anniesweetiepie@webmail.com All of the above
  17. 17. http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/sites/sportandrecreation.org.uk/files/web/Bad%20CV.jpg
  18. 18. What is not necessary?http://www.flickr.com/photos/devoinregress/3505849181/
  19. 19. • Marital status• Gender• Dependents• Date of birth• Nationality When would you include• Health any of these, if at all?• Religion• Political affiliation• Salaries• Reasons for leaving previous position• Photo
  20. 20. What should I avoid?http://www.flickr.com/photos/drownedman/4199642840/
  21. 21. http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/25179716.jpg
  22. 22. http://www.famousquotesabout.com/quoteImage/313/generalizations-quotes.jpg
  23. 23. http://falseclaimsactattorney.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/facts-among-untruths.jpg
  24. 24. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qT-F8Ku-B6E/Ta19lQwxllI/AAAAAAAAAnc/7uvadGJe-uM/s1600/06_repetition.jpg
  25. 25. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31I82gP6udL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
  26. 26. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lv7RML7LYwM/T8GdF251YmI/AAAAAAAACTc/Y0OiZ9O_qmk/s320/typos.jpg
  27. 27. How do I tailor-make my CV?http://cmrmedrecruiting.wordpress.com/page/2/
  28. 28. Tailor-making your CV• Target your application• Research the organization• Conduct informal interviews about the position• Connect your skills and experience to the job requirements• How do you demonstrate the skills the position requires?
  29. 29. What do they ask for? Are you willing to relocate? What is a communication specialist? Involvement in societies at University
  30. 30. Soft of Hard Copy? • Same rules apply • Most common mistake – Grammar and spelling mistakes • Cut and Paste from Word – Have a copy of the CV you submit • Job sites – Protect your privacy – ID numbers?http://www.jobmail.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/enter_online_cv.gif
  31. 31. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VJWVY7JipWI/UPA9rjpsLCI/AAAAAAAABGU/NQjLUw3XBUw/s1600/linkedin_resume_revu_visualize_cv.jpg
  32. 32. Read it or Bin it?http://www.ghidularadean.ro/fisiere/stiri/imagini/df6e83aa86b72f92500faf3984981b4e.jpg
  33. 33. COMMON MISTAKES THAT RUIN FIRST IMPRESSIONShttp://www.careerealism.com/home/jtodonnell/careerealism.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/12.27.10-3-Mistakes-You%E2%80%99re-Making-on-Your-Resume-and-How-to-Correct-Them-Now.jpg
  34. 34. Spelling and Grammarhttp://www.itjoblog.co.uk/cv-spelling-errors.png
  35. 35. LIEShttp://www.wix.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Stretching-the-truth-on-your-CV.jpg
  36. 36. Using a template orsomeone else’s CV http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/9414130.png
  37. 37. What would I find out about you online? Would you hire your online persona?http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5xsdiGAFdns/TPR1NVxuwLI/AAAAAAAAAgM/nGXJVpZpOS8/s1600/Google-Me.jpg
  38. 38. http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEyLzEyLzA0LzE3LzdpbmdlbmlvdXNyLmFCUy5qcGcKcAl0aHVtYgk5NTB4NTM0IwplCWpwZw/6727840b/d95/7-ingenious-resumes-that-will-make-you-rethink-your-cv-7d4f3e7016.jpg
  39. 39. Additional Resources• http://www.slideshare.net/EMCCareerCenter/ resume-zen.• http://counselling.nmmu.ac.za/Resources/Self -help-material

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