Chartered Accountants Ireland, Career Development & Recruitment Service. Tips on Writing the Winning CV & Writing the Winning Executive CV

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Chartered Accountants Ireland, Career Development & Recruitment Service. Tips on Writing the Winning CV & Writing the Winning Executive CV"

Transcription

1 Chartered Accountants Ireland, Career Development & Recruitment Service Tips on Writing the Winning CV & Writing the Winning Executive CV This document is intended only as an introduction to the process of writing your cv. It should not be used as an exclusive source of research. When writing and designing your CV it is important firstly to recognise the purpose of this document: Inform the prospective employer about your education, work experience and relevant skills and competencies. It is your sales pitch and opportunity to sell your skills and experience. Persuade them that you are a strong contender for the role and that you should be afforded the opportunity to attend interview. It should be written for the purpose of securing you an interview. Once you have decided on your goal you can then set about writing a strong professional and relevant CV that accurately reflects the pertinent highlights of your professional life to date. Presentation Keep the font plain, simple and easy to read. Arial or New Time Roman in size 9-12 is recommended. Too many fonts can make the CV appear confusing. Stick with black and white font colour. Format Simple bullet point format is more effective and is easier on the eye. Ensure that each section has a clear and concise heading. Differentiate your headings by bolding them. Content The content is crucial. It has to be well structured and targeted. It must be informative and persuasive and must come across in a strong manner. Using action verbs can assist with this i.e. managed, assisted with, trained and supervised. Concentrate on the significant facts and steer away from using jargon and company specific terms that will not be understood. All details must be honest as the truth will come out at a later stage in the process.

2 Include metrics, statistics and numeric i.e. reduced costs by 25%, increased revenue by 15%. This is especially relevant where you are applying for finance based roles. Make your CV more interesting by listing your achievements and accomplishments in the role rather than just listing off your duties and the functionalities of the role. This will give you a competitive advantage over other applicants and demonstrate your track record of achievement and adding value in a tangible manner. Avoid the use of clichés as it will make you appear unimaginative. Your CV is designed to be a summary of your career to date and should typically not be longer than 3 pages. Overused Words Be very wary of using very generic language on your CV when it comes to writing your profile. If you do so it is more difficult to stand out. You also have to ensure that you don t over-use particular words. Research conducted by LinkedIn has found that the following words are overused on CVs Extensive experience Innovative Motivated Results-oriented Dynamic Proven track record Team player Fast-paced Problem solver Entrepreneurial The above words should not be deemed as wrong as such but we would caution against including them too often in your CV. Rather you should try to use more unique and creative ways in which to articulate your skills and experience. Thesaurus can often provide inspiration. General Headings Personal Details Name Address Contact Number Address

3 Overview/Summary This should be no longer than 5lines and should capture the readers attention instantly. You should use short, snappy and descriptive sentences encouraging the reader to read further. Educational Details (Commence with the qualification most recently achieved) Professional Qualifications Dates Attended Institution/College/Professional Body Qualification attained and accreditation Third Level Dates Attended Colleges/Universities attended Qualification Achieved including specific grade Second Level Dates Attended Name of School Details of Leaving Certificate Results Work Experience Start with your most recent work experience as this is likely to be the most relevant to the role for which you are applying. Employer Dates Job Title Reporting to Duties and Responsibilities Key Achievements in the role Interests and Hobbies Detail interests and hobbies that demonstrate skills that are relevant for the job. Avoid listing anything controversial or dangerous. Membership of clubs Achievements in sport or other areas Charitable work

4 Additional Information Work related courses or training you may have received. Awards or recognition you may have received. IT Systems Skills and experience References Contact details for 2 referees should you wish to include their details. Check with the referees before you place their details on the CV. Tailor your references to the role for which you have applied. Otherwise placing a note to say that references are available on request is perfectly acceptable. Final Check Ensure that the same font and format are used consistently throughout the CV. As basic as it may sound always run a spell check. A simple spelling error could eliminate you from the selection process immediately. Tailor your CV to each job application. You should have 1 generic CV format. You should then amend and adjust this to make it as relevant as possible for each application specifically highlighting your skills and experience for that particular role. General Tips Ensure that your cover letter is brief and summarises why you are a suitable candidate for the role in question. Keep a record of all applications you make so that you can chase and follow up on these. Do not duplicate on applications as this will make you appear unprofessional and disorganized. Ensure that you submit your application well in advance of any quoted deadline. Conduct all communications with your prospective employer in a professional manner.

5 Writing the Winning Executive CV Write the CV for the role you want as opposed to the one you have at present- Raise the bar! The CV should be persuasive, interesting, comprehensible and concise. The format should be clear and easy on the eye. Use bullet points for clarity. The document should be maximum 3 in length. Don t think that you are going to capture all of your experience in your CV as this is simply not possible. Focus on the highlights. Tailor the CV to the specific role for which you are applying. Do not send a generic CV to all positions you apply for. Tailoring your CV for the role in question will increase your chances of securing an interview. Showcasing your main achievements in your career to date should be your main aim. E.g. what savings and initiatives you have introduced what processes you proposed and implemented and the benefits to the organisation as a result. Quantify your achievements using metrics. Demonstrate your ability to drive a business and your track record in leading an organisation and a team. What have been the tangible results of the competencies and skills that you have demonstrated. Highlight your soft skills in the area of influencing, negotiating and building relationships. Try to portray your emotional competencies such as professionalism, integrity, your motivational influences and management style. Beware of Overused Words

6 Be very wary of using very generic language on your CV when it comes to writing your profile. If you do so it is more difficult to stand out. You also have to ensure that you don t over-use particular words. Research conducted by LinkedIn has found that the following words are overused on CVs Extensive experience Innovative Motivated Results-oriented Dynamic Proven track record Team player Fast-paced Problem solver Entrepreneurial The above words should not be deemed as wrong as such but we would caution against including them too often in your CV. Rather you should try to use more unique and creative ways in which to articulate your skills and experience. Thesaurus can often provide inspiration. Be very selective about where you send your CV. Do not flood the market with your CV. Target the recruiters that have a strong reputation and track record in your discipline. For further advice and support in the area of interview preparation please contact the Career Development and Recruitment Team on or

How to write a great CV

How to write a great CV How to write a great CV No matter what the selection process is for the role you are applying for, the first step is making sure you have a great CV! Your CV will be used to assess your suitability for

More information

When applying through the VU intranet site be sure to follow the instructions on how to apply, particularly when applying for multiple positions.

When applying through the VU intranet site be sure to follow the instructions on how to apply, particularly when applying for multiple positions. YOUR BEST APPLICATION Hints and tips on how to write an application for a position within VU INTRODUCTION Universities and most government organisations have a significant focus on equity and merit-based

More information

CV WRITING GUIDE - MARKETING YOUR SKILLS CONTRIBUTOR: CAREERS SERVICE, ANNA PERSSON

CV WRITING GUIDE - MARKETING YOUR SKILLS CONTRIBUTOR: CAREERS SERVICE, ANNA PERSSON CV WRITING GUIDE - MARKETING YOUR SKILLS CONTRIBUTOR: CAREERS SERVICE, ANNA PERSSON WHAT IS A CV? A CV is a summary of your education, employment history and experiences. Your CV is a marketing tool and

More information

COVER LETTERS & PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE

COVER LETTERS & PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE COVER LETTERS & PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE Your Call To Action Write It Right! Now that you have mastered the art of the resume, it s time to tackle your cover letter. Cover letters are intended

More information

Step 1 Self-assessment (Who am I? What do I have to offer?)

Step 1 Self-assessment (Who am I? What do I have to offer?) Your Job Search Your job search is a process which begins during your studies, when you start thinking about life after you ve completed your studies. It is an ongoing process, from your first job you

More information

GENERAL RESUME GUIDELINES

GENERAL RESUME GUIDELINES GENERAL RESUME GUIDELINES Building a great resume is the first step in landing your dream job! The main purpose of your resume is to gain an employer s interest so they contact you for an interview. The

More information

Your CV Your style Your job

Your CV Your style Your job LEARNING TO WORK Today s young people, tomorrow s workforce Your CV Your style Your job Your CV guide This guide is designed to help you create your perfect CV, apply for a job and secure an interview.

More information

Keep the following key points in mind when writing each letter:

Keep the following key points in mind when writing each letter: Cover Letters How to Write a Great Letter You will have many different forms of correspondence with employers throughout your job search informational interview letters, cover letters, thank you notes,

More information

CV TIPS 1. PREPARATION IS KING 2. STRUCTURING YOUR CV

CV TIPS 1. PREPARATION IS KING 2. STRUCTURING YOUR CV CV TIPS Sitting down to write your CV can seem like a daunting task. But never fear! We re here to help. We ve seen a lot of CVs in our time, and we how important a well-written CV is to really sell your

More information

Writing an Effective Application Letter

Writing an Effective Application Letter Writing an Effective Application Letter Hello, my name is Lauren Caramella, and I m a careers counsellor with the Careers and Employment Service at Griffith. This session has been developed to take you

More information

2. What type of job are you seeking? It can help to have a specific objective or use the position to craft a targeted resume.

2. What type of job are you seeking? It can help to have a specific objective or use the position to craft a targeted resume. The Purpose of a Resume A Marketing Tool: Designed to capture attention and get you to the next stage in the recruitment process. It presents the skills, accomplishments and qualifications that you bring

More information

How to write a PGCE Personal Statement

How to write a PGCE Personal Statement How to write a PGCE Personal Statement You need to know Write your draft personal statement in Word so you can check it for spelling and grammatical errors. Then copy and paste it into your application

More information

Developing a Graduate Resume

Developing a Graduate Resume Developing a Graduate Resume This article has been developed by the Careers and Cooperative Education team of the University of Western Sydney. Last reviewed October 2009. This article and other articles

More information

CA Application Tips Sheet

CA Application Tips Sheet CA Application Tips Sheet Fall 2012 CA Application Changes: CACEE forms have been replaced with a short application form and students will now need to submit a resume and cover letter. Resumes and cover

More information

WISCONSIN MBA RÉSUMÉ GUIDE

WISCONSIN MBA RÉSUMÉ GUIDE WISCONSIN MBA RÉSUMÉ GUIDE Purpose of the Résumé A résumé can be viewed as a tracking tool of past experiences and accomplishments over any given amount of time. Your résumé is a tool you should be utilizing

More information

How to answer the most common interview questions

How to answer the most common interview questions How to answer the most common interview questions Why should we hire you? Out of all the interview questions you ll be asked, Why should we hire you? provides perhaps the biggest opportunity to sell yourself.

More information

WRITING WINNING RESUMES

WRITING WINNING RESUMES WRITING WINNING RESUMES GETTING STARTED Your resume is one of the most important documents in your job or internship search. Knowing how to create an effective resume is a skill you will utilize throughout

More information

How To Write A Leaflet

How To Write A Leaflet Designing Effective Leaflets Designing Effective Leaflets This guide will provide you with tips on how to design effective leaflets to maximise your response rate. 1) What to say What is it that you want

More information

Completing the competency based application form

Completing the competency based application form Completing the competency based application form For the HEO/SEO cohort, you will be required to provide evidence of how you meet the following competencies: This involves completing and submitting a competency

More information

Sample Cover Letter Format

Sample Cover Letter Format Sample Cover Letter Format Your Contact Information Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number Email Address (Times New Roman font, 11-12 point) Date Employer Contact Information (if you have it)

More information

Verity HR s Guide to Resume Writing

Verity HR s Guide to Resume Writing INTRODUCTION The resume is typically the first encounter a potential employer has with the job seeker and is used to screen applicants. Many people often wonder on the difference between a resume and as

More information

RESUME WRITING GUIDE SEATTLE CITY LIGHT APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

RESUME WRITING GUIDE SEATTLE CITY LIGHT APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM RESUME WRITING GUIDE APPRENTICESHIP HIRING HOTLINE: (206) 733-9924 TALENTACQUISITIONUNIT.SCL@SEATTLE.GOV WWW.SEATTLE.GOV/LIGHT/APPRENTICESHIP Table of Contents Introduction... 1

More information

CPA (Public Practice) Recruit Application Tip Sheet

CPA (Public Practice) Recruit Application Tip Sheet This Tip Sheet will cover: 1. Overall tips for both cover letter and resume 2. Resume tips 3. Cover Letter tips Firm s Perspective We strongly recommend that you look at your whole application with a critical

More information

RESUMES. What goes on a resume?

RESUMES. What goes on a resume? RESUMES What is a resume? A resume is a marketing tool you use to sell yourself to a potential employer. The goal of the resume is make the employer want to interview you. An effective resume should convince

More information

Targeting Your Resume for Maximum Impact. Powerful Tips for Securing Your Next Job Interview

Targeting Your Resume for Maximum Impact. Powerful Tips for Securing Your Next Job Interview Targeting Your Resume for Maximum Impact Powerful Tips for Securing Your Next Job Interview What is Your Resume? The key that opens the door to the interview An outline of your skills, qualifications,

More information

What we mean by competence is an appropriate skill, aptitude or ability that you have demonstrated

What we mean by competence is an appropriate skill, aptitude or ability that you have demonstrated Page 1 of 7 Tips for Completing Competence-based Application Forms What we mean by competence is an appropriate skill, aptitude or ability that you have demonstrated Q - How do you demonstrate a competence

More information

Given below are three important steps for your successful job search.

Given below are three important steps for your successful job search. Students Manual Given below are three important steps for your successful job search. 1) Create a CV and Cover Letter 2) Setup email alerts 3) Apply to jobs regularly on your career portal Create a CV

More information

Campus Academic Resource Program The Importance of Scholarship Writing:

Campus Academic Resource Program The Importance of Scholarship Writing: This handout will: Discuss the importance of writing to the scholarship application process Offer pre-writing strategies for scholarship writing Provide techniques for balancing personalization and professionalism

More information

What happens to my application form? How do I apply? Completing the form

What happens to my application form? How do I apply? Completing the form Application Advice BSc (Hons) Nursing at York 2015 How do I apply? You can make an application for our nursing programme through UCAS. The main application period is between September and January. During

More information

LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES WRITING WINNING COVER LETTERS AND RESUME WORKSHOP 2003

LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES WRITING WINNING COVER LETTERS AND RESUME WORKSHOP 2003 LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES WRITING WINNING COVER LETTERS AND RESUME WORKSHOP 2003 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Today is all about selling yourself Developing Resumes with Impact Resume

More information

Preparing a Job Application Human Resources

Preparing a Job Application Human Resources Many people may not have applied for a new position for quite some time. The purpose of this document is to provide some guidance on preparing a job application and preparing yourself for an interview.

More information

Faculty of Science and Engineering Placements. Sell yourself effectively! How to write your CV and Covering Letters

Faculty of Science and Engineering Placements. Sell yourself effectively! How to write your CV and Covering Letters Faculty of Science and Engineering Placements Sell yourself effectively! How to write your CV and Covering Letters CV WRITING THE FACTS A CV is a marketing tool designed to attract a future employer and

More information

A Guide to Cover Letter Writing

A Guide to Cover Letter Writing A Guide to Cover Letter Writing Contents What is a Cover Letter?... 2 Before you get started - Do your Research... 3 Formatting the letter... 4 Cover letter content... 5 Section 1 - Opening... 5 Section

More information

Writing a Personal Statement for Teaching Applications. Careers and Employability

Writing a Personal Statement for Teaching Applications. Careers and Employability Writing a Personal Statement for Teaching Applications Careers and Employability 1 Writing a Personal Statement for Teaching Applications COPYRIGHT STATEMENT University of Chester October 2014 All Rights

More information

Developing the MBA Resume

Developing the MBA Resume Developing the MBA Resume MBA Career Management Center By: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Date: 04/15/2013 2013 UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Since 1919, UNC Kenan-Flagler

More information

Writing Reports BJECTIVES ONTENTS. By the end of this section you should be able to :

Writing Reports BJECTIVES ONTENTS. By the end of this section you should be able to : Writing Reports By the end of this section you should be able to : O BJECTIVES Understand the purposes of a report Plan a report Understand the structure of a report Collect information for your report

More information

Oxford Learning Institute University of Oxford

Oxford Learning Institute University of Oxford Guide to Editing and Proofreading Editing and proofreading are often neglected, but they are the crucial final stages of the writing process. Even the smallest error can result in embarrassing or even

More information

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & TECHNIQUES Collected by MBA Dept

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & TECHNIQUES Collected by MBA Dept INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & TECHNIQUES Collected by MBA Dept General Advice Before you go for your interview you need to find out everything you can about the company. Reread your application/cv/covering letter,

More information

36 TOUGH INTERVIEW QUESTIONS And ways to structure the responses

36 TOUGH INTERVIEW QUESTIONS And ways to structure the responses 1 36 TOUGH INTERVIEW QUESTIONS And ways to structure the responses (Management specific questions start with question 30) 1. Tell me about yourself Frame it: Describe how you are today vs. a long story

More information

CV Guidelines for MBAs

CV Guidelines for MBAs CV Guidelines for MBAs Your CV will be on most occasions your first opportunity to impress a potential recruiter. A Masters degree is considered essential for certain graduate positions and a clear understanding

More information

HINTS AND TIPS FOR WRITING A WINNING FUNDING BID

HINTS AND TIPS FOR WRITING A WINNING FUNDING BID HINTS AND TIPS FOR WRITING A WINNING FUNDING BID If you want to develop your service or start up a much needed project then here is some advice which we hope will help. When planning to write a funding

More information

Writing a Winning Resume: What you need to know

Writing a Winning Resume: What you need to know JOB CLUB TOOL Writing a Winning Resume: What you need to know Writing a winning resume takes thought, planning and organization. Your resume is a living document, and the sooner you accept this fact, the

More information

Resume Writing Resources

Resume Writing Resources Resume Mistakes to Avoid By AJE Recruiting Specialist America s Job Exchange The resume is one of the very first things a potential employer will use to decide on the best candidates for an available job.

More information

Writing for work documents

Writing for work documents Writing for work documents Written communications in the work environment are often compiled using existing templates that guide you through most of the information that is required. Nonetheless, there

More information

Managing Your Career Tips and Tools for Self-Reflection

Managing Your Career Tips and Tools for Self-Reflection Managing Your Career Tips and Tools for Self-Reflection Your career may well be the primary vehicle for satisfying many of your personal needs, i.e. your need to feel a sense of belonging, to feel appreciated

More information

The Grant Writing Game

The Grant Writing Game 101 Ways to Win The Grant Writing Game by Steve Price, Ed.D. and Stephen Price, M.A. Introduction In this brief ebook, Dr. Steve Price and Stephen Price share 101 strategies for successful grant writing

More information

Why do we need a theme?

Why do we need a theme? 2009-2010 Yearbook What is a yearbook? A memory book A reference book Make sure we have EVERYONE at LEAST once in the book. Check spelling of the name multiple times A history book Remember, we are history

More information

STRATEGIC APPROACH TO INTERVIEWING BEST PRACTICES FOR THE MBA MARKET

STRATEGIC APPROACH TO INTERVIEWING BEST PRACTICES FOR THE MBA MARKET STRATEGIC APPROACH TO INTERVIEWING BEST PRACTICES FOR THE MBA MARKET TOP 10 INTERVIEW COMPETENCY CHECKLIST COMPETENCY Craft a targeted positioning statement that highlights your experience, expertise,

More information

HOW TO SUCCEED WITH NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING

HOW TO SUCCEED WITH NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HOW TO SUCCEED WITH NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING With newspaper advertising, Consistent Advertising = Familiarity = Trust = Customers. People won t buy from you until they trust you! That trust and confidence

More information

What is a personal statement? How important is the personal statement?

What is a personal statement? How important is the personal statement? When you apply to graduate schools/professional programs, most often you will be asked to submit a personal statement or letter of intent as part of your application. This guide uses the wording of personal

More information

MELBOURNE SCHOOLOFFASHION

MELBOURNE SCHOOLOFFASHION MELBOURNE SCHOOLOFFASHION CONTENTS MELBOURNE SCHOOLOFFASHION PRE-COURSE INFORMATION Congratulations on choosing the Bachelor of Fashion and Business as your tertiary study option. This unique undergraduate

More information

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview TOOLS Interview Tips Helpful Interview Hints How to prepare for the first important meeting What to expect Be prepared The Interview Interview Techniques Most frequently asked questions Facing the Interviewer

More information

How-to-Guide for Writing Personal Statements. What is a personal statement? How should I begin? What should I write about?

How-to-Guide for Writing Personal Statements. What is a personal statement? How should I begin? What should I write about? How-to-Guide for Writing Personal Statements What is a personal statement? A personal statement is an essay about you! A successful essay reflects on your achievements, opportunities, and obstacles in

More information

SPORTS BUSINESS RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students

SPORTS BUSINESS RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students SPORTS BUSINESS RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students Creating a Results Resume A resume is a written summary that highlights your education, experience, skills, and other relevant information. The

More information

Leadership and Management Training

Leadership and Management Training Bury College Business Solutions Leadership and Management Training The employers choice. For all your company training needs. Bury College Business Solutions - Customer Excellence Award Winner 2011 Develop

More information

Federal Resume Tips, Worksheet, & Examples

Federal Resume Tips, Worksheet, & Examples Federal Resume Tips, Worksheet, & Examples Applying for a federal job requires you to take a different approach and adhere to a different set of rules and techniques. Unlike private sector recruitment,

More information

Professional writing courses for business and government.

Professional writing courses for business and government. Professional writing courses for business and government. Give your team the skills and confidence to develop clear and effective written documents from emails, reports and policies to speeches, media

More information

Lab Support Your Job Search Resource

Lab Support Your Job Search Resource Lab Support Your Job Search Resource Whether you are just starting out, or are making a change, you now find yourself looking for work. As you contemplate your job search strategy, don t hesitate to call

More information

Resume/CV Tips. Career Transitions Center of Chicago. www.ctcchicago.org

Resume/CV Tips. Career Transitions Center of Chicago. www.ctcchicago.org 703 W. Monroe St Chicago, IL 60661 Phone (312) 906-9908 Resume/CV Tips Your resume/cv doesn t get you the job but it is necessary for opportunity and advancement. In this written communication, you position

More information

Cover Letters. Student Career Centre. What is a cover letter? 2. Why is a cover letter important? 2. Component of a cover letter 2

Cover Letters. Student Career Centre. What is a cover letter? 2. Why is a cover letter important? 2. Component of a cover letter 2 Cover Letters Student Career Centre What is a cover letter? 2 Why is a cover letter important? 2 Component of a cover letter 2 Cover letter Do s and Don ts 3-4 Goals of the cover letter 4 Sample Cover

More information

Proposal Style Guide Quick Reference

Proposal Style Guide Quick Reference Proposal Style Guide Quick Reference CFP/RFPs Start your writing process by examining the call or request for proposals (CFP/RFP); this will tell you who your readers are (funding agency, reviewers), what

More information

Publications Guidelines

Publications Guidelines Publications Guidelines Introduction You will find a large variety of publication templates on the Online Print Centre (OPC) to help you create local guiding publications. These include recruitment toolkits

More information

The Industry s Best & Most Experienced IT Staffing Specialist Paxus PRESENTATION TO THE EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS FORUM FOR SKILLED MIGRANTS

The Industry s Best & Most Experienced IT Staffing Specialist Paxus PRESENTATION TO THE EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS FORUM FOR SKILLED MIGRANTS The Industry s Best & Most Experienced IT Staffing Specialist Paxus PRESENTATION TO THE EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS FORUM FOR SKILLED MIGRANTS 1. WHO IS PAXUS? Paxus is Australia s largest provider of IT people.

More information

Writing the Curriculum Vitae

Writing the Curriculum Vitae Writing the What you really need to know right now Resume vs. Length: Short Content: All-inclusive summary of skills, experiences, and education Purpose-get employment (or interview) Length: As long as

More information

The University of Adelaide Business School

The University of Adelaide Business School The University of Adelaide Business School MBA Projects Introduction There are TWO types of project which may be undertaken by an individual student OR a team of up to 5 students. This outline presents

More information

Thinking about College? A Student Preparation Toolkit

Thinking about College? A Student Preparation Toolkit Thinking about College? A Student Preparation Toolkit Think Differently About College Seeking Success If you are like the millions of other people who are thinking about entering college you are probably

More information

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM VITAE FORMAT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM VITAE FORMAT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM VITAE FORMAT Introduction Drawing up a curriculum vitae is an important step in looking for any job. Read the following information carefully before completing

More information

Email Etiquette for Lotus Notes Users

Email Etiquette for Lotus Notes Users Email Etiquette for Lotus Notes Users Email was originally used as an informal means of communication. However in recent times it has become an essential business communication tool used within the HSE.

More information

CVs and Cover Letters A Short Guide on How to Write Effectively to Employers

CVs and Cover Letters A Short Guide on How to Write Effectively to Employers OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS CVs and Cover Letters A Short Guide on How to Write Effectively to Employers Guidance & Employability Team (GET) Introduction This booklet contains a treasure trove of tips, ideas

More information

Professional Resumes

Professional Resumes Excerpted with permission: Laslovich, S. (2009). A Primer on the Interview Process for a New Graduate Therapist [PowerPoint lecture]. Retrieved from http://www.usa.edu. Professional Resumes The Purpose

More information

> JOB APPLICATION IN GERMANY Application for internships and the career entry

> JOB APPLICATION IN GERMANY Application for internships and the career entry > JOB APPLICATION IN GERMANY Application for internships and the career entry CDC CAREER INFO 01 > JOB APPLICATION IN GERMANY A written job application consists of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV)

More information

i2isales Training Solution - Sales Management

i2isales Training Solution - Sales Management Please note: This document has been created due to requests from some of our customers for an off the shelf solution. It represents a very basic outline of the type of offering(s) we provide - and should

More information

15 Most Typically Used Interview Questions and Answers

15 Most Typically Used Interview Questions and Answers 15 Most Typically Used Interview Questions and Answers According to the reports made in thousands of job interviews, done at ninety seven big companies in the United States, we selected the 15 most commonly

More information

CVs & Covering Letters This guide is part of the Applications and Interviews series. For more guides in the series please visit the website below.

CVs & Covering Letters This guide is part of the Applications and Interviews series. For more guides in the series please visit the website below. CVs & Covering Letters This guide is part of the Applications and Interviews series. For more guides in the series please visit the website below. Careers & Employability Service www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/guides

More information

Masterclass Series. Sales Training Courses

Masterclass Series. Sales Training Courses Masterclass Series of Sales Training Courses Testimonials I always enjoy how I feel after a durhamlane workshop empowered and motivated to attack my sales objectives. Cost effective and very good value

More information

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students Creating a Results Resume A resume is a written summary that highlights your education, experience, skills, and other relevant information.

More information

Writing your Chiropractic Resume A Guide for Presenting your Professional Qualifications

Writing your Chiropractic Resume A Guide for Presenting your Professional Qualifications Writing your Chiropractic Resume A Guide for Presenting your Professional Qualifications Sue Dudt Director of Career Services Office of Student Services Sport Health Science Building Life University sdudt@life.edu

More information

The English Department Guide. To doing well in your. English GCSE Exams

The English Department Guide. To doing well in your. English GCSE Exams The English Department Guide To doing well in your English GCSE Exams 1 WJEC English/English Language The date of your exams Tuesday 10 th January Unit 1 (Reading) 9am Unit 2 (Writing) 10am 2 Unit 1 Reading

More information

Why A/ B Testing is Critical to Email Campaign Success

Why A/ B Testing is Critical to Email Campaign Success Why A/ B Testing is Critical to Email Campaign Success A / B Testing By systematically running controlled campaigns, A/B testing helps you determine which message or offer will resonate best with your

More information

Technical Resume Writing. Ashley Verge Science Career Development Coordinator Faculty of Science and Career Development & Experiential Learning

Technical Resume Writing. Ashley Verge Science Career Development Coordinator Faculty of Science and Career Development & Experiential Learning Technical Resume Writing Ashley Verge Science Career Development Coordinator Faculty of Science and Career Development & Experiential Learning Purpose of Resume To market and sell yourself as the best

More information

Creating a High Impact Resume

Creating a High Impact Resume Creating a High Impact Resume Presented by: Jocylen Ashton, Director Graduate Business Career Management gbpcareers@scu.edu 408-551-3000x6168 Your resume has multiple purposes It will benefit you to keep

More information

Dr. Lisa White lwhite@sfsu.edu

Dr. Lisa White lwhite@sfsu.edu Dr. Lisa White lwhite@sfsu.edu edu Associate Dean College of Science and Engineering San Francisco State University Purpose of a Poster To communicate/publicize to others your research/experiment results

More information

Specific Measurable Achievable. Relevant Timely. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CREATING SMART OBJECTIVES: Participant Guide PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Specific Measurable Achievable. Relevant Timely. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CREATING SMART OBJECTIVES: Participant Guide PROGRAM OVERVIEW Specific Measurable Achievable PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CREATING SMART OBJECTIVES: Participant Guide Relevant Timely PROGRAM OVERVIEW About the Training Program This session is designed to enable participants

More information

Guide to. Writing a C.V. August 2011 ABERDEEN COLLEGE INFORMATION SERVICES

Guide to. Writing a C.V. August 2011 ABERDEEN COLLEGE INFORMATION SERVICES Guide to. Writing a C.V. INFORMATION SERVICES Contents PAGE NO. WHAT IS A CV?... 1 What to include: a CV Checklist... 1 Presentation... 1 Content... 1 Making your CV relevant to the job... 2 General tips

More information

What Should You Include in Your Federal Resume?

What Should You Include in Your Federal Resume? w w w.m ycareerat VA.va.gov Translating Your Military Experience into a Resume The experience you have gained in the military has equipped you with many highly desirable skills and characteristics, including

More information

Preparing for the CRM Examination. Part 6 The Business Cases

Preparing for the CRM Examination. Part 6 The Business Cases Preparing for the CRM Examination Part 6 The Business Cases Learning Objectives Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Outline the characteristics of the business case section

More information

FINANCE RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students

FINANCE RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students FINANCE RESUMES for Undergraduate Business Students Creating a Results Resume A resume is a written summary that highlights your education, experience, skills, and other relevant information. The primary

More information

Writing measurable objectives

Writing measurable objectives Tip sheet Municipal public health and wellbeing planning Writing measurable objectives What is the tip sheet for? The reason for writing any plan is to provide a map of where we are, where we want to be

More information

starting your website project

starting your website project starting your website project Here are three comprehensive posts from our blog, refined and updated through feedback from our clients. Together, they cover the essentials of building a successful website.

More information

Interviewing Strategies & Tips. Career Center For Vocation & Development

Interviewing Strategies & Tips. Career Center For Vocation & Development Interviewing Strategies & Tips Career Center For Vocation & Development Before the Interview A job interview is an opportunity to showcase your strengths, experience, and interest in the position for which

More information

What is your name? Do you think it reveals something about your identity and where you come from? If so, what does it reveal?

What is your name? Do you think it reveals something about your identity and where you come from? If so, what does it reveal? Red Dog Identity Regardless of who we are, or where we come from, we all have our own identity. Your name, the school you go to, the suburb you live in, the country in which you were raised in are just

More information

ACADEMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK

ACADEMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK ACADEMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK Principles, Procedures and Guidance for the Development & Review of Academic Policies [V.1] Page 2 of 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW... 3 2. PRINCIPLES... 4 3. PROCESS...

More information

CAM Diploma (Level 4)

CAM Diploma (Level 4) CAM Diploma (Level 4) 130 Web Analytics and Social Media Monitoring Assignment Brief and Mark Allocation April 2016 Candidates must answer ALL tasks. Business format and presentation is worth 10% of the

More information

Your guide to finding a job

Your guide to finding a job Your guide to finding a job Inside: your questions answered Planning your strategy Being creative with your approach Identifying the right partners INSPIRING LEARNING 2 Don t let anything hold you back

More information

UM VITAE ÉSUMÉ, URRICUL (CV) & C OVER LE TTER WRITING GUIDE

UM VITAE ÉSUMÉ, URRICUL (CV) & C OVER LE TTER WRITING GUIDE UM VITAE ÉSUMÉ, URRICUL (CV) & C OVER LE TTER WRITING GUIDE 2 Guidelines for Résumé Writing 3 Key Words for Résumé Writing 4 Sample Résumé Format 5 Résumé VS. Curriculum Vitae (CV) 6 Your Résumé Checklist

More information

Setting SMART Objectives

Setting SMART Objectives Setting SMART Objectives Whilst line managers are responsible for ensuring that objectives are set it is important that, wherever possible, objectives are jointly agreed, between staff and line manager,

More information

PERSONAL BRANDING CHECKLIST

PERSONAL BRANDING CHECKLIST PERSONAL BRANDING CHECKLIST YOUR PERSONAL BRANDING CHECKLIST PAGE 2 INTRODUCTION Jobs come and go, but your personal brand remains with you throughout your entire career. It s up to you to carefully define

More information

Sample Personal Profiles for CVs Handout

Sample Personal Profiles for CVs Handout Sample Personal Profiles for CVs Handout To arrange to have your CV/Application form reviewed please contact Caroline Kennedy Careers & Opportunities Officer Email: ckennedy@ncirl.ie Telephone: 4498526

More information

INFORMATION PACK FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE POST OF E-COMMERCE WEB CONTENT ASSISTANT

INFORMATION PACK FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE POST OF E-COMMERCE WEB CONTENT ASSISTANT INFORMATION PACK FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE POST OF E-COMMERCE WEB CONTENT ASSISTANT Information Pack for Recruitment FT Flexi-time Nottingham - January 2013 Paul Smith Ltd. Copyright Page 1 Job Description:

More information

FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ACCREDITATION SCHEME Guidance from the assessors

FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ACCREDITATION SCHEME Guidance from the assessors FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ACCREDITATION SCHEME Guidance from the assessors Preparing your submission These notes refer to, and should be read in conjunction with, Section 3 of the application

More information