CV by hedongchenchen

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									Soft / Business Skills


 How to
Write a CV
that talks
for you ?
                Ola abu hijleh
               Yasmeen salah
1-   Where am I NOW?
2-    Where do you want to be?


3-      How might I get there ?


4-       Which Way is the Best?


5-        How can we ensure arrival ?
    Agenda

   CV – What does it mean?
   Why do you need a CV ?
   Things you should avoid.
   Resume essentials.
   Common resume problems.
   How to construct your resume?
   Resume Sample



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What does it mean?
CV – What does it mean ?



The word CV comes from the Latin name
Curriculum Vitae
Which means “course of life” or Simply
“Life Story”


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Why do You need a CV?
   It is Not to obtain a job.


   It is to obtain an Interview.


   CV is an advertisement of your abilities.
•   Agencies take a lot of time and effort to
    produce a 30 second message to sell a
    product.
    What time and effort should you pay to prepare a two
    page CV that SELLS     YOU
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Why do You need a CV?


    Need more challenge for your CV.



 REMEMBER
    Employer scans your CV for the first time in
     less than 10 seconds.



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Things that you should Avoid:


   1- ABBREVIATIONS:
    AFPCA , GHWIHT , MRSRM , ZESN , TWTN
    Too Many abbreviations make your CV
    unreadable, Avoid it unless it is commonly
    recognized .


Remember The Rule:
KISS : Keep It Simple & Smart

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Things that you should Avoid:


2- NEGATIVE WORDS:
Boring , Fired , Hate, Conflict, Blocked ..etc
 Catch recruiter Eye.


Remember The Rule:
If you have some difficulties , Keep them to the
   interview, but you have to prepare yourself.



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Things that you should Avoid:

3- COLORS:
It is not a show, Don’t use colors to make your
CV attractive

Remember The Rule:
Attractiveness is a matter of content,

“Colors” in the CV is like a full make up lady in a
FUNERAL

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Things that you should Avoid:

4- SPELLING, GRAMMER & PUNCTUATION
   MISTAKES:
Spelling mistakes is the poison to your CV.
Write your CV , read it , re-read it and re-read it and re-
 read it and re-read it ………..

Remember The Rule:
Spelling mistake is a sign of Careless person, if you want
to be at that position , Do IT!

Use a spell check or consult a professional writer.
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Things that you should Avoid:


5- UNNECESSARY INFORMATION:
Gender , Religion and detailed Martial status as
examples of unnecessary information in your
CV.

Remember The Rule:
Employer doesn’t care that much about what
your children are doing.
Moreover, it is not your Autobiography.

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Things that you should Avoid:


6- WORD ARTS, Clip Arts, logos & Graphics:


Remember The Rule:

  “Colors” in the CV is like a full make up
  lady in a FUNERAL




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Things that you should Avoid:


7- Using a very Big or very small font size & the
unusual fonts:
Fonts to be used (English):    Fonts to be used (Arabic):
Arial                         Arabic Transparent
Verdana                       Simplified Arabic
TimeNew Roman
Tahoma



                 Fonts Size to be used:
                          10 - 12

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Things that you should Avoid:


   Don’t write CV at the top.
   Don’t put picture unless it is requested.
   Don’t put any attachment unless it is
    requested.
   Don’t use poor quality paper and printer.
   Don’t use Capital letters in writing the whole
    CV.



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4 Resume Essentials


4.   More resumes…….. More chances.
     • You finally updated your resume, but you
       shouldn't stop there.



     • If you're going to apply to a variety of jobs,
       make sure you have a resume tailored for
       each.



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Common resume problems:


•   Too long / too short.

•   Hard to read.

•   Non a professional.

•   Lacking a career objective.

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How to construct your resume?

 Identification & contact Information.
 Objective.
       – Position you’re seeking.
       – Type of organization.
       – Field.

   Educational background.
   Work experience.
   Skills & trainings.
   Personal data.
   References.

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Identification Data & objective:

       Identification Data:
    •     Top Right/Middle of first page.
    •     Name is the title (no other titles).
    •     Addresses; phone numbers; e-mail and/or fax
          addresses;


       Objective:
    •     Write what you want to work in as:
          –   Required Position.
          –   The field of interest.
          –   The kind of the company.


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Education:


 •   Usually means post-secondary and can include special
     seminars, college and university.



 •   If you are just starting college, you can include high school
     as well.




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Experience:


   Includes full-time paid jobs, part time jobs,
    trainings or volunteer work.
   List the month/years you worked, position, name
    and location of employer or place, and
    responsibilities you had..
   Use chronological format to emphasize most
    recent

   List the most important responsibilities or
    successes first.
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    Skills:

   List:
    •   Computer and Software.
    •   Languages (indicating the grade of fluency).
    •   Technical skills.
    •   Communication or Leadership among others
        (soft skills).

   Match your skills and experience with an
    employer’s needs.


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    Activities and Hobbies:

   Activities:
    • In university or outside: Conferences,
      Clubs, charity.
    • Sports.

   Hobbies:
    e.g. Reading, Music, … etc.




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Personal Data And References:

Personal Data:
   Date of Birth.
   Marital Status.
   Nationality.
   Driving License.

References:
    You need not put these on your resume, instead, you can
    prepare a separate list of references.
    Usually, you give this list to prospective employers after your
    interview.




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CV Examples
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Thank you…

								
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