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Putting together an effective (standard) CV (U.K.) or Resumé (U.S.) A. Different styles of CV’s B. Content (chronological CV) C. Layout
A. Different styles of CV’s Chronological (starting out) Detail of education, qualifications and work experience in reverse chronological order. Electronic Resumés Designed to be entered into a computerised database, read by a scanner and stored in text format. (Europass) Skills-based CV (more professional experience) Focus on a position / job target. Present capabilities in support of that position
B. What information should a CV include? (The basics) 1. Personal details 2. Career objective or profile (optional) 3. Education & qualifications 4. Work experience and skills 5. Additional information 6. Interests and achievements 7. References
First name THEN Surname Home address - Term address (if necessary) Phone Number - Mobile E-mail Address - IF you check it regularly Date of Birth (not mandatory) Nationality (not mandatory) 1.Personal details (heading) contain
1. Personal details Alain Pauly Home Address: 12, rue Carnot 64000 Pau France Email: Date of Birth: Term Address: 6, allées Paulmy 64100 Bayonne France Tel: (0033) 559…… Mobile: Nationality:
2. The Objective It should be a short, succinct description of the type of position you are currently seeking. A four-week work placement (U.K.) or internship (U.S.)
2. The Objective Example An undergraduate in Information Technology looking for work experience, to develop language and computing skills.
3. Education and qualifications Reverse chronological order. Most recent experiences first, back to secondary level education. Include the following: Dates, the name of the institution and town. Relevant modules and information about projects undertaken, and skills developed.