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1 “THE PERFECT CV” YOUR GATEWAY TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

2 Why? Interviews 10 th & 11 th July Hand CVs to form tutors by 7 th July

3 Career alert!! Not paying attention could seriously damage YOUR future

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5 At my age do I still need a CV?

6 YES I DO… Curriculum Vitae is Latin for “The Story of Your Life”

7 Well I may still want to work to supplement my pension???

8 A CV, LIKE A DOG, IS FOR LIFE! UNLIKE A MOBILE……

9 WHY BOTHER? A good CV will get you an interview A good CV will get you an interview There are no rules as to how to write a CV There are no rules as to how to write a CV There are only PRINCIPLES There are only PRINCIPLES Writing a good CV takes time No shortcuts You don’t need luck YOU DO NEED EFFORT

10 Remember you are VALUED and you are UNIQUE but you will have to SELL YOURSELF!

11 BASIC REQUIREMENTS A good layout A good layout Short sentences Short sentences Short words Short words Correct spelling Correct spelling Presented on white good quality paper Presented on white good quality paper

12 DO NOT…… Tell porkies Tell porkies Use fancy fonts – Arial is best Use fancy fonts – Arial is best Use TXT SPK Use TXT SPK Send a photograph (unless requested) Send a photograph (unless requested) Mention salary required Mention salary required Declare strange interests Declare strange interests Send it “dear sir/madam” Send it “dear sir/madam”

13 DO …… Get the layout right Get the layout right Make it visually attractive Make it visually attractive 2 pages MAXIMUM 2 pages MAXIMUM Spell & grammar check Spell & grammar check When delivering or posting a good covering letter is vital When delivering or posting a good covering letter is vital

14 WHAT DID I LEAVE OUT? Age Age Marital status Marital status Family details Family details Reference to my stunning good looks Reference to my stunning good looks

15 An Example CV…

16 WILL YOUR CV GET YOU TO HIGH PLACES?

17 YOUR CV Will be very important for the rest of your working life Will be very important for the rest of your working life Will need to be constantly updated and adapted Will need to be constantly updated and adapted Will need to be set out thoughtfully in a proven format Will need to be set out thoughtfully in a proven format

18 YOUR CV FORMAT Your personal details Your personal details Your profile Your profile Your key skills Your key skills Your work experience Your work experience Your training Your training Your achievements Your achievements Your interests Your interests

19 SELL YOURSELF

20 SAY WHAT YOU DO Sport Sport A hobby A hobby A responsibility at school or home A responsibility at school or home Part time job Part time job Voluntary work Voluntary work Member of a club Member of a club Regular babysitting Regular babysitting Worked as a member of a team Been a leader Looked after someone Music Drama What else can you think of………….

21 Remember You need to……...…..

22 A successful CV is the first stage leading to an interview and that’s another skill to be learnt

23 3 books that will help you write a CV and do well in an interview

24 3 MUST HAVE BOOKS PERFECT CV – ISBN PERFECT CV – ISBN PERFECT INTERVIEW – ISBN PERFECT INTERVIEW – ISBN PERFECT ANSWERS TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ISBN PERFECT ANSWERS TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ISBN

25 Important Dates Hand your CV to your form tutor by this Thursday 20 th June Interviews on 10 th & 11 th July

26 “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss”

27 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING ANY QUESTIONS? This presentation will be available at


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