Presentation on theme: "Internship Class 1: Writing a CV. Objectives At the end of this session the student will be able to: Write the internship proposal Clearly understand."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives At the end of this session the student will be able to: Write the internship proposal Clearly understand the purpose of a CV Identify the difference between a strong and weak CV Write their own CV following the set format – graduate CV Help critique each others CVs
What is a CV? Write a definition of what you think a CV is? In Latin: the course of one's life or career. ”a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/curriculum+vitae
“A curriculum vitae (CV) provides a summary of one’s experience and skills. Typically longer than resumes (at least two or three pages), CVs are used almost exclusively in countries outside of the United States” “Within the United States, people in academia and medicine tend to use CVs rather than resumes. CVs include information on one’s academic background, including teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements”. http://jobsearch.about.com/od/curriculumvitae/g/curriculum-vitae- definition.htm
Header Section Name: Your full name Address: Current address preferable, however if you do not feel comfortable putting your address leave it off Email Address: Use a professional email addresses does fluffymoneky@Hotmail.com connote professionalism? fluffymoneky@Hotmail.com Phone number: Make sure you use a current number
Things to remember: If you are applying for a job in a western style company it is very unusual for someone to add a photograph or their age to their CV Companies in the west can not discriminate against the way you look or your age
Professional Profile Not all CV’s have profiles but if you do choose to add one make it interesting and tailor it to the job you are going for. Example: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/CVProfiles.htm
What not to do… Personal profile: I consider myself a hard worker but at times I do like to daydream. I am looking for a position in your company and I don’t really mind where I start. I graduated with a above average degree but I am sure I can do better.
Education and Qualifications BAEnglish Communication, Payap University, International College 2015 Include the university Include any modules you have taken that fit with the job you are going for GPA – if your GPA is low do not include it 10 GCSEs Or any other accreditation You can include the number of GCSEs you obtained and if these included Mathematics & English then state these. You don’t need to state the all or the Grades, unless, like above, they are all the highest grades possible. Again, include year achieved GPA
Work Experience At first you may not believe you have done anything outside studying but with a little thought you will find you have achieved a lot… Have you done a part-time job? Been part of the ISU? Written for the EC website? Volunteered at events or on your time off?