Presentation on theme: "CV Writing workshop Learning objectives To know what a Curriculum Vitae is and why it is used To understand what makes a good/ bad CV To be able to write."— Presentation transcript:
Learning objectives To know what a Curriculum Vitae is and why it is used To understand what makes a good/ bad CV To be able to write your own CV
What is a CV CV stands for Curriculum Vitae It provides a summary of your academic and work history Employers use it to check whether or not you are suitable for a job or work experience position. You may then be asked to attend an interview It is an opportunity to sell yourself to an employer
Quick careers quiz Try this true/false quiz to see how much your students know about networking. 1.CV stands for ‘current vocation’. False: it stands for ‘curriculum vitae’ – Latin for ‘course of life’. 2.Up to 80% of jobs may not be advertised. True: many jobs are found in other ways, such as word of mouth, so it’s best not to just rely on job adverts. 3.‘Networking’ is when you add people to your Facebook and LinkedIn accounts in order to look more popular. False: it is when you use the people you know to find out about an industry and job opportunities. 4.You should give your CV to everyone you know. False: it might be a good idea to give your CV to someone if they think they may have a suitable job or work for an organisation that you are interested in. Offer your CV if you think it might be helpful. 5.If someone is thinking about offering you a job, it’s against the law for them to look you up on Facebook. False: potential employers may look you up on Facebook so you need to make sure they won’t find anything that could put them off employing you! If you want to take this further, log in and take a look at Work Skills activity four: Networking skills workshop (barclayslifeskills.com/teachers/lessons/networking-skills-workshop
What does a CV look like? Normally no more than two pages long Contains contact details Shows the specific position being applied for Gives a detailed record of school and work history including exam grades http://www.cvtips.com/resumes-and-cvs/cv-example.html Click here for more examples
Why should you never lie on your CV? Employers always check that your details are correct If you knowingly provide false information, you can be sacked, even years later Employers will refer to your CV during an interview
Why Bother With Making a Well Presented CV? It will get noticed It will get read Shows you have good organisation, IT and presentation skills Shows you care about your work It is the employers first impression of you Key areas are easy to find Could lead to interview, then a job!
Personal Details Your Name Your Address and Postcode Your Telephone Number (Home / Work / Mobile) Your Email Address – if you check it regularly Putting Together Your CV
Putting Together Your CV Key Skills Focus on most recent experiences Focus on skills relating to job applying for Check out the job description / advert to find out what the employer is looking for Put your most relevant key skills first in the list Circle 5 key skills from the list on your sheet. On your CV you should have a min of 5 and max of 10 key skills listed Remember: Be Honest!
Putting Together Your CV Achievements Getting a promotion Meeting targets Fund-raising Volunteering Awards Sports Completing a course Community work Responsibilities Prizes Managing a project Helping out / running a club
Tasks Fill in your own CV using a template on Word. Print off at the end of the lesson These will be checked next lesson by a Barclays Adviser so everyone must have one printed off http://www.cvtips.com/resumes-and-cvs/cv-example.html Click here for more examples
PLENARY List 5 things that make a good/ bad CV Good practiceBad practice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.