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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.

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1 Putting together an effective (standard) CV (U.K.) or Resumé (U.S.) A. Different styles of CV’s B. 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 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

3 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

4 First name THEN Surname Home address - Term address (if necessary) Phone Number - Mobile Address - IF you check it regularly Date of Birth (not mandatory) Nationality (not mandatory) 1.Personal details (heading) contain

5 1. Personal details Alain Pauly Home Address: 12, rue Carnot Pau France Date of Birth: Term Address: 6, allées Paulmy Bayonne France Tel: (0033) 559…… Mobile: Nationality:

6 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.)

7 2. The Objective Example An 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.

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14 7. Referees AcademicCompany Name Relationship to you Address or References available on request

15 C.The Layout

16 Further information and resources


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