Presentation on theme: "Putting together an effective (standard) CV (U.K.) or Resumé (U.S.)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Putting together an effective (standard) CV (U.K.) or Resumé (U.S.) A. Different styles of CV’sB. Content (chronological CV)C. Layout
2 A. Different styles of CV’s Chronological (starting out)Detail of education, qualifications and work experience in reverse chronological order.Electronic ResumésDesigned 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
3 B. What information should a CV include? (The basics) 1. Personal details2. Career objective or profile (optional)3. Education & qualifications4. Work experience and skills5. Additional information6. Interests and achievements7. References
4 1.Personal details (heading) contain First name THEN SurnameHome address - Term address (if necessary)Phone Number - MobileAddress - IF you check it regularlyDate of Birth (not mandatory)Nationality (not mandatory)
5 1. Personal details Alain Pauly Home Address:12, rue Carnot64000 PauFranceDate of Birth:Term Address:6, allées Paulmy64100 BayonneFranceTel: (0033) 559……Mobile:Nationality:
6 2. The ObjectiveIt 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.)
7 2. The Objective ExampleAn undergraduate in Information Technology looking for work experience, to develop language and computing skills.
8 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.