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1 PRESENTATION ON BETTER PREPARATION OF CURRICULUM VITAE
2 Components of a good C.V.Style – the layout, formatting and headings you useContent – All good stuff about youPositivesPoints of agreement – Point out how and why you meet their requirements.
3 CURRICULUM VITAESummary of one’s life –details of education, experiences and achievementPersonal Details – Name and Address, Ph.No, and own home page or web pageEasy to read language, design, focus on the job, quotes from peopleLook at the job(s) you applyUse font size 10-12, Arial/Times New Roman styleTyped in A4 size paper
4 Importance of CV CV will give chance to evaluate yourself CVs are mostly used to screen candidates for interviewCVs are the first introducer to the interviewer and explains your complete background
5 Types of CVChronological CV – Education and Training is given importance. The latest qualification comes first – reverse orderFunctional / Skill based CV- CVs are created with concentrate on skills and responsibilities or experiences. Usually meant for experienced personsSpeculative CV - sent not based on any advertisementmatch your skills, experiences, education with the skills of the job requiresSent to right person if possible by nameEmphasis on achievements and results. It should be given in quantifiable terms
6 Order of Contents in CV Name and address Contact Details Career ObjectivesEducational QualificationAwards (if you have any)Skillsets and personal attributesExperiences / employment historyVoluntary work (if you have done any)Extracurricular activities, interests and hobbiesReferences
7 Career ObjectivesYour career objective tells the employer what you are really looking for in a position.For team work job: I want to work in a team where we can take on new and exciting challenges.
8 Educational Qualifications Should be written in a reverse chronological orderWith percentage of marks and name of the InstitutionYear of passing
9 Awards Awards demonstrate your achievements to your employer Forget about any awards you received prior to 7 yearsGive the award details with quantifiable terms
10 SkillsetsThis section tells the employer what skills you have that fit the position they are looking for.Try to describe the skill you have and how you have demonstrated it.For eg., Key boarding skill – with wpmCommunication skill – I have been a member of the debating team at schoolBasic Computer Skills – I regularly use to communicate with other people and the internet to research topics of interest.
11 Employment history Part time jobs – tuition, data entry, etc., You may have taken a position during your holidaysState your employer, position held, responsibilities, Duration and Key achievementsFor eg: Sales Assistant, Rama retails shop, to till dateMy role as a part time sales assistant, I am responsible for assisting customer with their enquiries and processing sale transactions.Key achievements: Demonstrated excellent customer serviceCommunicated effectively with customers to ensure that their needs were met.
12 Voluntary WorkSome activities that you may have done on a voluntary basisThis area will help you to tell an employer how you have learnt new skills, worked with a team and learnt responsibilities for your assigned work.For eg., Volunteered library workOrganising educational toursMobilizing fund for some disaster areasCommunity based activities
13 Interests and HobbiesIn this section you can demonstrate your strengths to an employerIf you have a limited experiences, this is a valuable tool for demonstrating your abilities to an employer.For eg: Puzzle solvingPlaying Football / any team gamesPlease avoid jokes and irrelevant hobbies such as sleeping etc.,
14 References This is the final part of the C.V. Include the names, organisations and contact numbers of people who can act as referees for you.Give them a call and ask their willingness to act as a referee for you.
15 DO’s Be brief - a two page resume is ideal Prepare CVs for individual companiesCustomize your resume for your job targetUse action verbs/ positive words – it will create strong impact. eg. motivated, monitored, created, analyzed, coordinated etc.
16 DONT’S Avoid folding your CV Don’t include irrelevant information – previous Salary, unproofed awards, prizes and publications etc.Say what you did, not what you thinkPersonal information – marital status, religion, health, native place etc.Avoid unusual font size, stylish letters, graphics, underlining and unusual spacing etc.Avoid repeating informationAvoid personal pronouns (I, my, me)Don’t outsource, do it yourself.
17 CV Writing Tips Focus on the job you want Emphasis on achievement and resultsEasy to read design and languageSpelling mistakes are unforgivableEducation or employment firstQuantify every statementTips from websites (www.resumebuilder.com and careeradvicenetwork.co.uk)Ask someone to review your CV
18 Covering LetterThe cover letter reflects your communication skills and to some extent your personality1. Name and address - Left side topDate and Place - Right side top2. Head the Letter - Subject and Reference3. The middle paragraph – Brief description of your education and experiences4. Closing - The closing in which you propose step for further action. Don’t end with hit the mark, use sentence with gentle and polite manner .
19 Model Covering Letter 18-11-2005 From Deepa,M 180,Kamaraj Nagar CoimbatoreFromDeepa,M180,Kamaraj NagarCoimbatore – 2ToThe AdvertiserPO Box 1116Times of India, Delhi.Sir,Sub: Application for the post of Junior AccountantRef: The Hindu datedThis is with reference to your above advertisement in the Wednesday ( ) edition of The Hindu for the post of Junior Accountant for which I would like to submit my application.As per your requirements, I am a graduate with a Commerce background and with Accountancy as my specialty subject. For the past one year, I have been working as assistant to a senior Accountant employed a reputed firm and gave gained a fair amount of experience in the above mentioned field.If you consider that my application is worth considering, I can be available for interview at any time to suit your convenience, even at a short notice.Thanking You,Yours Sincerely,(Deepa,M)
20 Model Curriculum Vitae K.Venkatesh2/14 Marutham nagar, Coimbatore –20Phone:e mail:Job Title : Junior AccountantObjectives: seeking a suitable and challenging career-oriented job with an organization where my knowledge and skills could be utilized to the maximum.Education:Bachelor of Commerce(Completed in 2004 at Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore)Diploma in computer Accounting Management (DCAM)Experience:Presently working as System Administrator cum Accounts Assistants at Cheran Group of Companies- Responsibilities: Maintenance of all Accounts, Handle Central Excise and Commercial Tax, Rectifying the minor problems in computer both software and hardware.Maintenance and Trouble Shooting of Systems in Lan Environment (10 systems with printers).working in a financial company as Accountant (Part time job),Attended Advanced Accountancy Training during summer holidays
21 Skill Sets:Soft Ware Knowledge:Language: Visual Basic 6.0, H.T.M.L and BasicDBMS: Fox Pro, MS-Access and Fox baseOperating System: Windows 98,ME,XP and Ms-DosServer Based OS: Windows 2000 ServerPackages: Tally 5.4., Ms-Office and WordStarLanguages Known: Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and EnglishSoft Skills: Good Communication, Key boarding skill, Commitment to the work and Adjustable with others.Achievements:Received a shield for standing FIRST in overall academics during the second year UGBest Cadet Award received in NCC for the yearParticipated in H.A.T Competition conducted by Christ College –Bangalore.Member of Anti Corruption Movement (Chennai)Minor Project about “Micro Credit for Rural Women Groups” done in UG Course.Signature