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  A brief presentation on how to write a good CV. this presentation is primarily for Freshers but can be referred by experienced professionals. Explains the Dos and Don'ts and how the CV should flow making the candidate confident and presentable for the Interview
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  • 1. Writing a good CV Budhaditya Dasgupta 31 Jan 2016
  • 2. Why write a CV  From your point of view – To get the interview, not the job – Demonstrate that you have the skills, experience, qualification & achievements – To SELL Yourself  From the employers’ point of view – Weed out unsuitable candidates quickly – Make a short list II First Impressions Count II
  • 3. Activity  Describe yourself in One Word  Make a Name Stand and note down Your Descriptor Word
  • 4. What is a CV You are the Product and the CV is Your Advertisement – Strengths on the paper and weaknesses at hand – Showcase your unique selling propositions (USPs) – What do you have that the competition doesn’t? Everyone has potential II Everyone has more skills than they think they do II Everyone can write a good CV
  • 5. Recap  You are the and the CV is Your  CV will help in yourself  CV will portray your and Product Advertisement Selling Strengths USPs
  • 6. Activity There is an opportunity for which I have shortlisted all in this room. I am looking for a candidate to boost my business in Mumbai Write 5 sentences why should I hire you emphasizing on your professional skills
  • 7. What do Employers Want? Employers want someone who can: • Demonstrate the ability to do the job • Join the culture of the organisation • Add value • Someone who will stay with the company Good communicator Drive and commitment Motivation Reliability Eager to learn Work-ready Trustworthy Determination
  • 8. Structure for CV Easy to find & Easy to follow Should Have  Personal Details (name, contact number, email id)  Personal Statement (what you stand for and what you want)  Skills & Abilities  Education & Training  Interests or Hobbies  References II It’s your CV design it your way II
  • 9. Writing a CV – Personal Statement  Your aim in life & the plan to achieve it  SWOT analysis – Strong Points – Weak Points – Opportunities available – Threats Start with a sentence about You. Say about your education and your career goals. Next, include your skills and qualities suitable for the role.
  • 10. Personal Statement - Examples “An adaptable and responsible graduate seeking an entry-level PR position which will utilize the organizational and communication skills developed through my involvement with the school magazine and promotional work during the holidays.” “A responsible graduate seeking an entry-level sales position which will utilize the promotional and communication skills developed through a recent sales internship.”
  • 11. Do’s and Don'ts DOs  Keep it short (maximum 2 pages)  Use a standard font size in black ink  Make it relevant to the job  Pay attention to detail; List your skills and achievements and back up with evidence  Active verbs – e.g. organised, managed, presented  Don’t repeat yourself  Ask someone to check it Don’ts  Lie  Irrelevant personal details such as marital status & gender.  Use flashy or large font.
  • 12. Tips to a Great CV • Should not be more than 2 pages • Emphasize on Skills, where you worked, what you worked on and achievements • Fresher – skills, projects worked on, intent and outcome of projects. Personal contribution to the project • ONE bullet point to describe your contribution or responsibility • Remove unnecessary headers and acronyms • Revise your own CV every month • Experienced - add one additional line of responsibility or achievement every year
  • 13. Social Networking – where can you be found Facebook Your personal social networking site Google + Instagram Pininterest LinkedIn Your professional social networking site Tumbler : Job search engine for Fresher's : Job search engine : Job search engine for Fresher's : Job search engine : Job search engine
  • 14. CV Sample Sites    
  • 15. Mail IDs  
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