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1 Your CV - Presenting Yourself on Paper! Workshop #3 Career Services University of Canberra

2 What’s in a name? Curriculum Vitae – ‘life story’ Curriculum Vitae – ‘life story’ Shortened to ‘CV’ Shortened to ‘CV’ Also called ‘Resume’ Also called ‘Resume’ However, a CV is not, in fact, the story of your life. It is only about your educational and working life.

3 The CV – it is for … … the Selection Panel of the company or organisation which offers the job. They will assess your CV against the needs of the job. Each time you apply for a job, look at your CV again to ensure it fits this particular job. Do you need to add or delete some information?

4 Your CV …. … needs to match the job description. If your study and experience is in IT, no-one will consider you for an Accounts Payable job!

5 Design your CV well Be kind to the Selection Panel. Your CV must be easy to read.  Paper - white paper is best  Font size – 12 point for text; 14 or 16 for headings  Font style – Arial is best, then Tahoma, Garamond  Underlining – do not underline - use bold  Boxes, tables – do not use them, not helpful  White space is good – don’t cram your CV on one page!

6 Resume of Jonathan Bligh

7 Personal Details Your name (Male – Mr; Female - Ms) Your name (Male – Mr; Female - Ms) Oanh Thi Tran (Ms); Nawaf Khaled (Mr); Anant Kalam (Mr) Address (3 Hazel St, Gungahlin ACT 2904) Address (3 Hazel St, Gungahlin ACT 2904) Contact number (mobile and home) Contact number (mobile and home) Contact is not a very professional address!) Contact is not a very professional Status ( Citizen, Permanent Resident, International Student) Status ( Citizen, Permanent Resident, International Student)

8 Government work (Public Sector)  You must be an Australian Citizen to work for the Federal Government in Canberra  The ACT Government will accept Permanent Residents. So will NSW, WA, Victoria etc.

9 Private Companies (Private Sector) Employers want to know your work status and your future plans. Tell them on your CV. For example: Status:International Student (Permanent Residence expected in April 2010) Permanent Resident (Will apply for citizenship in April 2010)

10 A new graduate? Your degree is the most important asset you have to offer an employer. Put your degree on the front page of your CV. You can also add the subjects from your majors and minors. If you have just completed a Masters degree, then add your Bachelor’s degree also.

11 Majors EDUCATION Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance), University of Canberra, 2009 Banking and Financial Services subjects: InvestmentInvestment Business FinanceBusiness Finance Law of Financial ServicesLaw of Financial Services Credit and Lending DecisionsCredit and Lending Decisions International Financial ManagementInternational Financial Management Financial Institutions and MarketsFinancial Institutions and Markets Strategic ManagementStrategic Management Managing Financial Services FirmsManaging Financial Services Firms

12 Minor Economics subjects studied: Managerial EconomicsManagerial Economics Asia-Pacific BusinessAsia-Pacific Business Business ForecastingBusiness Forecasting Global E-BusinessGlobal E-Business

13 Professional Skills and Knowledge  Research and analytical skills  Good customer service skills  High level communication skills  Supervisory and instructional experience  Good knowledge of accounting practices  Excellent IT skills – MS Office, MYOB

14 Employment If you have done any paid work, give some details here. For example: 2008Receptionist (part-time) Smith and Jones Accountants, Canberra Waitress, (casual) Toscano Restaurant, Belconnen

15 Volunteer Work 2009Coach, UC Women’s Basketball Team 2008Shop Assistant, Salvation Army Store, Belconnen 2007Student Ambassador, University of Canberra

16 Memberships Student Member, Financial Services Association of Australia Student Member, Financial Services Association of Australia Student Member, Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Student Member, Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Member, UC Banking Students Society Member, UC Banking Students Society

17 Referees John Manning Lecturer in Financial Services University of Canberra Tel: Carol Wilson Office Manager Smith and Jones Accountants 21/9 Green Avenue Barton ACT 2600 Tel:

18 Do Not ….. … put your date of birth … put your date of birth … include a photograph … include a photograph … say if you are married, or have a family … say if you are married, or have a family … write about your hobbies or interests … write about your hobbies or interests … say where you are from … say where you are from


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