Learn how to create a professional looking cv and Covering Letter to give to an employer



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Learn how to create a professional looking CV and Covering Letter to give to an employer

  • Learn how to create a professional looking CV and Covering Letter to give to an employer

  • By the end of the session students will be able to:

  • Understand what employers are looking for

  • Identify what needs to be included in a ‘good’ CV

  • Understand the purpose of a covering letter

  • Produce a CV and covering letter

  • Create an email address.



Write name on label provided

  • Write name on label provided

  • Write one positive word to describe yourself. That you would use on your CV.



Employers are set up to provide goods or services

  • Employers are set up to provide goods or services

  • 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



  • What key attributes do you think employers might be looking for? Such as someone who is dependable, reliable etc.

  • Spend 10 minutes in pairs discussing what you think employers would like in an employee? Discuss





To INTRODUCE yourself

  • To INTRODUCE yourself

  • To show YOUR ATTRIBUTES

  • To show YOUR SKILLS

  • To show YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • To show YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • To provide RELEVANT information

  • To get an INTERVIEW

  • First Impressions Count!



Do’s

  • Do’s

  • Collect information

  • Be positive

  • Think about layout

  • Put your name at the top

  • Include dates

  • Show skills that relate to the job you are applying for



  • Search for a email provider and set up an account for professional use and follow instructions

  • Account Name for e-mail: YourName@mailaccount.com

  • Remember First Impressions Count!



Personal Details

  • Personal Details

  • Personal Statement

  • Skills & Abilities

  • Education & Training

  • Employment & Work Experience

  • Interests or Hobbies

  • References

  • Extras



Personal Statement

  • Personal Statement

  • Spend some time on your personal traits and qualities...

      • Attitude
      • Personal Style
      • Work habits
      • Interpersonal style
  • Once completed choose 5 words and write an example, e.g. “I am a positive person who always sees the good in every situation.”



Skills and Abilities

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Using the handout, underline all the skills that you have or would be good at ...

      • Communication
      • Research and investigation
      • Organisational skills
      • Information management
      • Design and planning
      • Working with people
      • physical
  • Circle the top five skills you have gained through work experience and hobbies.



Education and Training

  • Education and Training

  • Sept 2006-July 2011 The Purple School, Any town, SE38 7AD

  • GCSE’s Achieved:

  • English Literature B; English Language B; Science B;

  • Religious Studies B, Music C; ICT C; Maths C;

  • Physical Education A.

  • Sept 2009-July 2011 The Yellow College, Any town, Any place, AT12

  • BTEC: Childcare, Merit

  • July 2010 Anywhere Youth Club, Any town, AT12 7AW

  • Junior Coaching Award



Employment and Work Experience

  • Employment and Work Experience

  • May 2010 – May 2010 The Carpentry Shop, Woolwich, SE13 6WM Role: Storeroom Assistant (Work Experience) Duties: putting together customer orders; storing items correctly; assistance with storage of large items; customer home deliveries.

  • Interest and hobbies  In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, doing sports such as football, basketball etc. Only list appropriate hobbies and ideally those that show you have taken on some responsibility like Duke of Edinburgh or being a Prefect

  • References

  •  



Using the paper template complete your CV.

  • Using the paper template complete your CV.

  • Once your CV is completed – In groups critique each others CVs .

  • Share your findings.



DOs

  • DOs



Using the template provided, add the following:

  • Using the template provided, add the following:

  • Paragraph 1

  • Paragraph 2

    • Personal statement
    • Key skills and abilities


Look at job advert provided and list the main skills the employer requires.

  • Look at job advert provided and list the main skills the employer requires.

  • Using your CV and job advert write a covering letter to the employer.



Learn how to create a professional looking CV and Covering Letter to give an employer

  • Learn how to create a professional looking CV and Covering Letter to give an employer

  • By the end of the session students will be able to:

  • Understand what employers are looking for

  • Identify what needs to be included in a ‘good’ CV

  • Understand the purpose of a covering letter

  • Produce a CV and covering letter

  • Create an email address.







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