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+ Get your CV into Shape Ginny Colwell
+ Curriculum Vitae or Resume A marketing document; You are marketing yourself!
+ The purpose of a cv is…… to get you shortlisted!
+ No one best way but some basic principles How long should it be?
+ CV Get the basics right- type, spelling, grammar etc Is it easy to read? Adapt it to individual jobs Ensure you meet the personal spec Emphasise achievements
+ Name and contact details Full name Address Telephone number
+ Short overall summary of skills/ experience I am a Staff Nurse with 5 years experience on an acute medical ward. During this time I have been the link nurse for infection control and have reduced the infection rate on the ward by 50%
+ CV- Content List experience/jobs- current one first - From when to when- accurate- explain gaps - Organisation - Job title - Key functions- not the JD
+ Key achievements Change emphasis as appropriate STAR-Situation/Task/Action/Result Use positive action words such as developed, planned, led, organised Relate to the skills/personal spec
+ Personal information Other relevant skills/hobbies/interests? i.e. I have run a Brownie pack for six years Captain a netball team I run marathons! Make It Snappy Google cv- there’s lots of information out there!
+ Covering statement/letter Demonstrates your; writing style/personal touch Emphasis on key facts Show enthusiasm and suitability- your USPs Use their language/key words Reference the job you are applying for!
+ If it’s for a specific job… Read everything! Job advert Job description/personal specification- do you meet it? Any information they supply Organisation website- external reports Google people- they may google you! Do you want the job?
+ Take up any offers Do they offer informal chats/visits? Prepare before--- this is part of the selection process Think- if I was appointing to this job what would I be looking for? Meet the deadlines
+ Get ready for the Interview Good Luck! Any questions/suggestions?