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CV
• Contents
• Uses
• Design
• Types
• CV ↔ RESUME ↔ AF
• Cover letter
• Old aged CV
Possible contents of a CV
• Personal details
• Personal profile/career objective or ......
• Other headings… summary, achi...
What should be on a CV?
• Start with contact information
– Full name
– Permanent mailing address
– E-mail address that won...
Other sections for a CV
• Certifications and licensure
• Professional affiliations
• Professional activities
• Research
• ...
General Set-up Suggestions
• Same font throughout (may
vary sizing)
• Font size: 12 point best
• Regular paper when
printe...
5 C Tips for a CV
• Clear – well organized and logical
• Concise – relevant and necessary
• Complete – includes everything...
What is a covering letter?
• A covering letter generally accompanies a CV
• An important part of an application – not just...
Opening paragraph
• Why are you writing?
Responsive - name specific job vacancy and
where advertised
Speculative – state b...
Middle paragraphs
• Why that orgnaistaion and why that
job/industry?
- demonstrate knowledge of and interest in both
- mak...
Closing paragraph
• Polite ending – convey interest and
enthusiasm in the role
• May be indicate any times available/not
a...
How should I present my covering
letter?
• Maximum 1 side of A4, word processed
• Consistent font size and type (and consi...
What to care about in INTERVIEWS?
 What Recruiters Look For
 Preparing for the Interview
 Modes of Interviewing
 Types...
What Recruiters Look For
Recruiters are looking
for demonstrated
examples of Critical
Behaviors:
◦ Leadership
◦ Analytica...
Preparing for an Interview
• Self interview
• Research
• Practice
Interviews
 Self-Analytic Interviews
 Fact Finding Interviews
 “What If” Interviews
 Problem Solving/Case
Interviews
...
Tips
 Arrive 10 minutes early
 Dress professionally – wear a business suit
 Focus & relax – Be Yourself!
 Develop a fi...
Sample Questions
 Tell me about yourself.
 Walk me through your resume.
 What are your strengths/weaknesses?
 Give me ...
Sample Questions
 Describe your greatest accomplishment.
 How would you define success?
 Why should we hire you?
 What...
Remember!
• To lie or not to lie, dance around it
• Stay in Control and Prepare
• What not to wear
• What to eat
• Go in r...
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1 Start with contact information
Full name
Permanent mailing address
E-mail address that won’t expire
Phone numbers
2 Education
3 Honors and Awards
4 Professional Experience (employment)
5 Publications and presentations
6 Extracurricular and volunteer experience

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How to do CV / What should be on a CV?

  1. 1. CV • Contents • Uses • Design • Types • CV ↔ RESUME ↔ AF • Cover letter • Old aged CV
  2. 2. Possible contents of a CV • Personal details • Personal profile/career objective or ...... • Other headings… summary, achievements… • Education and qualifications • Work experience • Skills profile • Interests/extra curricular activities • References
  3. 3. What should be on a CV? • Start with contact information – Full name – Permanent mailing address – E-mail address that won’t expire – Phone numbers • Education • Honors and Awards • Professional Experience (employment) • Publications and presentations • Extracurricular and volunteer experience
  4. 4. Other sections for a CV • Certifications and licensure • Professional affiliations • Professional activities • Research • Added qualifications
  5. 5. General Set-up Suggestions • Same font throughout (may vary sizing) • Font size: 12 point best • Regular paper when printed • No underlining • Single sided • Margins – 1” all around • Use bolding and caps to have things stand out • Number your pages • No graphics • Full name on every page • There is no “right way” to do a CV. • keep it up-to-date • Get samples to help you get started • Keep it professional – edit carefully
  6. 6. 5 C Tips for a CV • Clear – well organized and logical • Concise – relevant and necessary • Complete – includes everything you need • Consistent – don’t mix styles or fonts • Current – Up-to-date
  7. 7. What is a covering letter? • A covering letter generally accompanies a CV • An important part of an application – not just a formality • Highlights your key skills and suitability for the job clearly, concisely and positively • It is targeted at the job/sector you are applying for • It complements and develops the information in the CV rather than duplicates it
  8. 8. Opening paragraph • Why are you writing? Responsive - name specific job vacancy and where advertised Speculative – state broad type of work you are interested in, on what basis (e.g. work placement, full time) and when you are available • Who are you? A xxx undergraduate looking to develop work experience in …....
  9. 9. Middle paragraphs • Why that orgnaistaion and why that job/industry? - demonstrate knowledge of and interest in both - make links through your degree subject if appropriate • Why you? - why should they consider you? - what key skills/strengths can you offer? - support your statements/assertions with evidence
  10. 10. Closing paragraph • Polite ending – convey interest and enthusiasm in the role • May be indicate any times available/not available for interview. • For speculative approaches, say that you will follow up your letter with a telephone call within a certain period e.g. within a week.
  11. 11. How should I present my covering letter? • Maximum 1 side of A4, word processed • Consistent font size and type (and consistent with your CV) • Send to a named person where possible • Correct spelling and grammar • Formal “business letter” layout • E-mailing – send the letter as an attachment with your CV
  12. 12. What to care about in INTERVIEWS?  What Recruiters Look For  Preparing for the Interview  Modes of Interviewing  Types of Interviews  Interview Process Overview  Typical Interview Format  Sample Questions  Second Interviews  Making the Right Decision
  13. 13. What Recruiters Look For Recruiters are looking for demonstrated examples of Critical Behaviors: ◦ Leadership ◦ Analytical Skills ◦ Problem Solving Skills ◦ Teamwork ◦ Communication Skills ◦ Creativity Passion/Interest in Industry You can draw from, professional, undergraduate & extracurricular activities to showcase your abilities You need to show how your past successes & experiences will allow you to be successful at their organization
  14. 14. Preparing for an Interview • Self interview • Research • Practice
  15. 15. Interviews  Self-Analytic Interviews  Fact Finding Interviews  “What If” Interviews  Problem Solving/Case Interviews  Critical Behavior Interviews  Role Playing Interviews  On-campus Interviews  Telephone Screening  Video Interviews  Interviews Over a Meal  The Site Visit/Second Interview  Stress interview  Exit interview  1-1, 1-G, G-1, G-G
  16. 16. Tips  Arrive 10 minutes early  Dress professionally – wear a business suit  Focus & relax – Be Yourself!  Develop a firm handshake  Be confident, enthusiastic, truthful  Allow interviewer to lead  Expect the unexpected!
  17. 17. Sample Questions  Tell me about yourself.  Walk me through your resume.  What are your strengths/weaknesses?  Give me an example of a situation that tested your leadership ability.  Tell me about a time that you had to do something you didn’t enjoy.
  18. 18. Sample Questions  Describe your greatest accomplishment.  How would you define success?  Why should we hire you?  What value you will bring to us  What the salary scale that fits you  What is the difference between your boss and a monkey
  19. 19. Remember! • To lie or not to lie, dance around it • Stay in Control and Prepare • What not to wear • What to eat • Go in ready • So you want the job? Sell YOURSELF! • Approach every interview as a negotiator when salary and benefits get discussed • Acknowledge and Thank • Enjoy the Process

1 Start with contact information Full name Permanent mailing address E-mail address that won’t expire Phone numbers 2 Education 3 Honors and Awards 4 Professional Experience (employment) 5 Publications and presentations 6 Extracurricular and volunteer experience

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