Presentation on theme: "BUILDING YOUR CV. LEARNING OBJECTIVES To know what a CV is To learn what should and shouldn’t be included in a CV To assess some common mistakes in CV."— Presentation transcript:
LEARNING OBJECTIVES To know what a CV is To learn what should and shouldn’t be included in a CV To assess some common mistakes in CV writing To work on preparing a CV that can be handed out for job opportunities
WHAT IS A CV? A document about you Used when job-seeking Highlights your education and qualifications Highlights your achievements Highlights your strengths Highlights your hobbies/interests
WHAT’S IN A CV? Contact Details Personal Profile Your Education and Training Your Work Experience Your Hobbies and Interests References
CONTACT DETAILS? NAME - no nicknames (e.g. Baz Kroeger or Michael “Munch” Hughes) Address – full postal address Phone Number – just one Email address - make sure it’s sensible!! (e.g. email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE PERSONAL PROFILE This paragraph gives a description of what you are like and the relevant skills and strengths you can bring to a company. What do you do best? What are you good at? Make reference to employability skills
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Self Management Teamworking Problem Solving Business and Customer Awareness Communication and Literacy Application of Numeracy Application of ICT
TASK: PROFILE BLUNDERS 1 Correct any mistakes and identify anything that the writer shouldn’t say about themselves and why. I am a hardworking and punctuous person who always tries to complete tasks on thyme. I have experience using computers and i can work as part of a teem. I am good at solving problems but I can be moody at times if I am tired. My goal is to become a Mechanics and I would like to gain some experience in this area.
TASK: PROFILE BLUNDERS 2 Correct any mistakes and identify anything that the writer shouldn’t say about themselves and why. I like challenging work that makes me push myslef 2b better I have a good work history and am good @ finding mistakes in my own work. I an a great listener and feel comfortably when meeting new ppl. I like to work on my own because I can get angry if people don’t share my opinion
TASK: PROFILE BLUNDERS 3 Correct any mistakes and identify anything that the writer shouldn’t say about themselves and why. I have no experience in work or college. I done OK in school, but left early because I didn’t like the teachers there. I seen this job advertised in the paper and thought I wud apply cos I’m good at typing on the PC/laptop. I can work well on me own but I am also good at working with other people. I want to become a Police Officer because I like being in control of other people
TASK: WRITE A PERSONAL PROFILE FOR YOU Use the tips you’ve had so far to complete a personal profile What do you do best? What are you good at? What are your goals?
YOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING In this section you detail your time spent at each school, college or training provider, what you did there, and any qualifications you gained. Example Walton High School, Stafford09/2007 – 05/2012 6 GCSE’s A*-C including English, Maths and Science Bronze Award Duke of Edinburgh Member of the school council
YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE Here you detail any relevant experience you have for the role you are applying for. This can include any work experience you did in year 10 and any other full or part time work you have had Example Greggs Bakers, Stafford Weekend Sales Assistant04/2011 - present Preparing Sandwiches and baked goods High standard of customer service Received CLEAPSS and HACCP training
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS This should be a paragraph, written in continuous prose, about your varied hobbies and interests and what drives you in life It should sell positive qualities, such as commitment and team work, through the hobbies and interests that you have Some examples of things you may want to include: Duke of Edinburgh Awards Playing for a particular sports team at school or for a local club Volunteering work
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS Example “I play football for a Sunday league team that I have played in around four years. I also have a keen interest for hillwalking and camping, which I have cultured in my involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This has also opened volunteering opportunities during school holidays including my recent post at the youth centre in Stafford. I also enjoy reading murder mystery books and have an interest in photography”
REFERENCES Two references are usually given Name, address, contact number They should NOT be family references They could be: Head teacher Boss at a past employment Form Tutor/Subject Teacher Always inform your references that they are on your CV so that they can expect contact from prospective employers
SUMMARY Watch this video and make notes on the key points http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kv35r
HOMEWORK Use the notes made, and the advice given, in today’s lesson to compile a CV at home containing all of the sections mentioned. Due: Next PSHE Lesson
HOMEWORK –YOU MUST TAKE THE TIME TO CREATE YOUR OWN CV FOR WORK EXPERIENCE Useful websites to use: direct.gov monster.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/school s/11_16/gogetit/getthatjob/cvtips.shtml
PLENARY 1.What should be included in a CV? 2.How many referees should appear in your CV 3.How many phone numbers? 4.What’s important to remember about the email address you decide to use?