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Writing a Curriculum Vitae A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a concise outline of your personal details, employment history, education, achievements, skills and interests which would accompany an application for employment. It is an opportunity to sell yourself. It is longer than a resume and is now expected when responding to job advertisements. The following should help when applying for new job. 1. Read the job advertisement (ad.) carefully. Determine what it is that the organisation advertising the job is really after. Determine whether the organisation is right for you. Do not be afraid to contact the organisation and ask for a further explanation of the position and a copy of the job description. 2. In the ad. there will usually be a essential and desirable criteria, closing date for applications and contact details. 3. Always submit the application prior to the closing date. Determine whether they want your application electronically, a hard copy or both. 4. Your application should contain a number of documents • A covering letter showing your interest in the position and a VERY brief summary of why the potential employer should read further. • Your CV • A additional attachment which addresses the all the essential and desirable criteria • Any documentation which proves statements in your CV e.g. copy of your registration/copy of post grad. qualifications; copy of your drivers license. • And may include a job application form. 5. Your letter should be addressed to the person listed in the ad. Identify the specific position advertised, via title and job reference number. 6. The document addressing the essential and desirable criteria is the opportunity to E.g. if they are asking for excellent communication skills give specific examples of your communication excellence e.g. I manage a team which requires verbal/electronic and hard copy communication. I maintain minutes of meetings; I receive on average 60 emails per day which I reply to by close of business each day; I have presented a forums/conferences/workshops. There is also an opportunity here to include activities outside your professional role e.g. I manage my son’s soccer team. This letter is an opportunity to really sell your attributes- take time to write it and ask a colleague or friend to review your letter to make comment and add additional information (see accompanying template). CV- The ten most common resume mistakes 1. Too long 2. Disorganized- information scattered 3. Poorly typed and printed, hard to read (hand written application/CV are no longer acceptable. 4. Overwritten- long paragraphs and sentences 5. Too sparse - not enough detail 6. Accomplishments not highlighted 7. Too many irrelevancies 8. Poorly proofread 9. Presentation overdone ( coloured paper, icons, pictures) 10. Misdirected Writing a Curriculum Vitae June 09 Liz Meadley Last Update 17/06/09 Page 1 of 3 What to Include in your CV Page 1 • Cover page- Curriculum Vitae of <name> and date Page 2 • Full name • Address • Contact phone numbers- home, business and mobile • Email address • Nurse Registration number • Drivers License- license type and number. N.B - do not include your date of birth, citizenship, religion or marital status. Page 3 • Educational achievements List your highest qualification first and work backwards. List post graduate, graduate and undergraduate degrees and studies. • Professional development activities - list in logical sequence those activities that were relevant to your professional and personal life (latest first). However, workshops of less than 1 day duration do not necessarily account for professional development. List the last 2 years only unless there is direct relevance to the position to which you are applying. • Employment history List employment in reverse chronological order 2005 - present - Give job title and employer/organisation. Indicate whether the job was full time, part time, casual or voluntary. Then dot point key tasks and responsibilities. 1999 - 2005. - Give job title and employer/organisation. Give fewer details BUT include relevant information. And so on. Remember to account for all your time -if you were unemployed for a period then explain way -e.g. maternity leave, child raising. Next pages • Professional memberships • Publications • Notable achievements - both professional and personal • Name of two referees: if requested One personal and one professional referee. Include contact details and position title. Choose referees with whom you have a close personal contact. Some organisations may want the names and contact details of 3 professional referees. Make sure that the persons you list are current (no more than 2 years) and that they are aware that you are applying for a new position. Provide them with details of the job. Writing a Curriculum Vitae June 09 Liz Meadley Last Update 17/06/09 Page 2 of 3 Letter template Your name Your address Phone Number Email address Date Name of Contact Person on Job Ad. Contact person address. Re: Position Title/Number Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr , I would like to express my interest in applying for the above position advertised in the <name the source e.g. Sydney Morning Herald> on <date>. I enclose a copy of my curriculum vitae, attachment addressing essential/desirable criteria and/or an application form. I have been a <current position> for <how long> and have a number of notable achievements. I would be pleased to attend an interview scheduled at your convenience and can be contacted on the above number. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any additional information. 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