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CV & Cover Letter Workshop Alison Crean Careers Advisor The University of Waikato Email: CV & Cover Letter Workshop Alison Crean Careers Advisor The University of Waikato Email: [email protected] ac. nz Copyright - [email protected] ac. nz

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The main purpose of a CV from an employer’s point of view is to The main purpose of a CV from an employer’s point of view is to help them to select the right number of candidates for interview as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is about matching your skills, experience and personality to the culture of the organisations and the key criteria that the company is selecting. Copyright - [email protected] ac. nz

Be Special - Decide what is special about you? What are you offering your Be Special - Decide what is special about you? What are you offering your 'new‘ or existing employer ? Many people feel that if they are already employed by the organisation that is enough, so they don't work too hard on what they have to offer. Think in terms of your unique skills. You need to have at least 5 unique selling points! What can you do that would add value to your chosen company? What are you going to bring to an organisation? What personal skills do you have to offer? Yes, the focus is on how 'You' can make a positive difference to your chosen organisation. Just like Harvey did! [email protected] ac. nz

Be Sexy – most applications are very dull, boring and lack enthusiasm for the Be Sexy – most applications are very dull, boring and lack enthusiasm for the job on offer. Create a bit of intrigue and sex appeal by committing your enthusiasm and talents to paper. Employers love qualifications and experience - they are also looking to recruit the other qualification, which is your personality. Be Professional – research your chosen profession and put your application together. So many employees see a position they like the look of and just throw anything down on paper in the vain hope that it will get them the job. Researching the company and writing a personalised CV/application form is a far more strategic way to gain an interview. [email protected] ac. nz

Want to know why you didn’t get an interview : Why I Tossed Your Want to know why you didn’t get an interview : Why I Tossed Your CV! It's only going to take me a short amount of time to read through the files and make my decision. Approximately 15 -30 seconds or less! We weed the stack, we look for red flags that scream "don't interview me!“ – it only takes seconds. [email protected] ac. nz

Mistakes that will guarantee your CV a one-way ticket to the shredder. • You Mistakes that will guarantee your CV a one-way ticket to the shredder. • You don't meet the minimum criteria. Note the minimums and demonstrate how you meet them. • Bad grammar - every stack has at least one CV with misspelled words, incomplete sentences, errors - signals laziness, inattention to detail, and the overall sense that you are not taking this seriously. Here are three pieces of advice: proofread, proofread. • Tailor your CV? - "spray gun" method of applying for jobs - rapid-firing your CV to every opening you can – doesn’t work! One of the best things that applicants can do is demonstrate that they know what they are applying for. [email protected] ac. nz

 • You didn't speak our language. Here's a trick to land jobs - • You didn't speak our language. Here's a trick to land jobs - copy specific phrases and buzzwords from the job posting into your CV, build them into bullet points. Don’t use jargon and abbreviations. Recruiters quickly scan CV’s often look for specific phrases they put in the job ad. Some corporate employers use electronic filters to weed out applications. • You used too much personality fluff - when you use descriptive phrases, "dedicated worker, " "innovative thinker” without demonstrating. Your CV should show me why you have the best background and skills for the job. If you enjoy new challenges, I will be able to glean that from the list of achievements you have in your CV. [email protected] ac. nz

What does a CV Look Like? Contact Details: John Sample Your name will be What does a CV Look Like? Contact Details: John Sample Your name will be the first thing on your CV – informal, no middle names also include: 123 University Street, Hamilton 3200 Mobile: 021 123 4567 Tel: 07 123 4567 Email: john. [email protected] com § § Address Mobile and landline Email (professional) Linked. In contact [email protected] ac. nz

Profile/Personal Statement These are optional! Keep it short and concise and make it your Profile/Personal Statement These are optional! Keep it short and concise and make it your marketing statement! Needs to summarise experience, skills and if you like, what role you are applying for. Often the cover letter can do this – and the profile should be your ‘elevator script’ or marketing statement! Profile A confident communicator with 5 years administrative experience including extensive involvement with committees and boards. Offers strong organisational, planning, interpersonal and teamwork skills. [email protected] ac. nz

Key Skills § 4 to 6 bullet point statements that target the role/company § Key Skills § 4 to 6 bullet point statements that target the role/company § Confident communicator gained through presenting at Board meetings, handling student enquiries and managing and planning extensive reporting and correspondence § They must be demonstrated and lead the employer to your CV! § Leadership skills developed through managing staff, chairing board meetings and coaching/managing sports teams [email protected] ac. nz

Achievements § If you have them – put them on the first page! They Achievements § If you have them – put them on the first page! They can be academic, sporting, cultural, community, work related! § Successfully awarded scholarship for post graduate study § Selected for timetabling committee § Seconded to FASS to set up and administer employment skills modules § Selected to play Soccer for regional competitions [email protected] ac. nz

Relevant Experience A great way to sell relevant Student Administrator 2008 – 2012 roles, Relevant Experience A great way to sell relevant Student Administrator 2008 – 2012 roles, community work, § Developed student database (Excel VBA) volunteer, and related projects. § Collaborated with internal teams to produce reports and Do not assume people know you when applying for roles from within your organisation You still need to sell yourself and your skill set. refine procedure to create streamlined systems § Liaising with students, academics and other staff to resolve timetabling issues, including proficient in use of Jasper and other university databases Achievement – received a positive review on my performance and seconded to FASS Finance & Economics Tutor – University of Waikato 2007 § Deliver paper content to first year students – mark assignments and exams Achievements – selected for this role due to my strong knowledge and academic achievement on this topic Secretary Hospice Waikato 2011 -2012 § Taking and updating minutes and correspondence including managing sponsorship and co ordinating fundraising events [email protected] ac. nz

Education/Training List most recent or highest qualifications first, and include majors, and on the Education/Training List most recent or highest qualifications first, and include majors, and on the job training if it is relevant. If you have relevant experience and then a degree you will want to put the experience first – it will depend on the employer’s priority. Education/Training Bachelor of Management Studies 2004 – 2007 § Majoring in Finance & Economics The University of Waikato Training: § Women in Leadership § First Aid Certificate § Secretarial association training days § Customer Service (Kiwi. Host) [email protected] ac. nz

Other Experience List any other work experience Customer Service - 123 Café 2007 which Other Experience List any other work experience Customer Service - 123 Café 2007 which does not relate to the • Provided front line customer service and cash role and list responsibilities as handling in a busy fast paced role • Completed stock takes, trained other staff and transferable skills. undertook supervisory duties when required You sell your transferable skills Achievements – Promoted to supervisor role mix rather than concentrating after three months on the day to day mechanics of the role. [email protected] ac. nz

Additional Information Be brief and only put in if you need. Include extra curricular Additional Information Be brief and only put in if you need. Include extra curricular activities, interests, hobbies, nationality, languages, sport, voluntary work, debating, travel (especially if to interesting places), student societies and committees, etc Additional Information Volunteer: Community Support Worker –IDEA Services, Hamilton Interests: Sports (Basketball and Snooker), Travelling (Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia), Music, Reading, Fashion Design Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish, Mandarin [email protected] ac. nz

Referees Not required to list as you will have to provide them anyways! If Referees Not required to list as you will have to provide them anyways! If you have good ones – well respected, well branded, then put them on our CV – reputation marketing! Only 2 or 3! Name – Title Company Mobile: / Tel: Email: Referees Richard Branson Director Virgin Ltd Mobile: 021 123 4567 Tel: +44 12 345 6789 Email: [email protected] com Donald Trump Holdings Ltd Mobile: 098 765 4321 Tel: +11 212 123 45657 Email: [email protected] com [email protected] ac. nz

Start with the things you know about yourself when putting your CV together save Start with the things you know about yourself when putting your CV together save the hard tasks for last. Interview yourself. Ask yourself: What are my top 5 unique selling points? Do you have any outstanding achievements in your working life – try to find one for each job you have done, such as great performance reviews, being asked to undertake additional responsibilities, training others, committee involvement. Have you undertaken professional development ie conferences, workshops, training days, professional certification etc Are you involved with any organisations outside the workplace, ie Board of trustees, sports, community, health industry, clubs, charities, and affiliations Do you have any interesting hobbies/interests – any achievements in those? Copyright - [email protected] ac. nz

Do’s and Don’ts for Professional CVs Do’s § Use Arial or Times Roman fonts Do’s and Don’ts for Professional CVs Do’s § Use Arial or Times Roman fonts (or associated fonts) §Be consistent in headings – font size and format §Ensure your font size is 11 or 12 points-anything too small or large and it is irritating on the eyes §Put your name on each page §Spell check the document §Target the CV for the specific company, position or role §Ensure Referees are appropriate for each position you apply for §Make sure CV is in Word or pdf format Don’ts §Use fancy fonts that irritate the eye §Have a lot of colour or use graphics §Put a photograph on the CV §Waste space repeating information §Put in irrelevant information like date of birth, work visa status, marital status, secondary schooling, drivers licence …. §Make spelling errors, typos or have factual errors in job titles §Don’t go into endless detail about job responsibilities on a day to day basis – summarise your transferrable skills §Don’t use first person Copyright - [email protected] ac. nz

Cover Letters – If you are applying for a job a cover letter can Cover Letters – If you are applying for a job a cover letter can help you inject some personality to your application. What to include: § Your details – make it easy for someone who is hiring to quickly get back to you – include name, phone, email address § A quick introduction – describe yourself and explain achievements, experience and qualifications in the opening paragraphs – don’t start with I wish to apply for – BORING!!!! § Provide an overview of your main reasons the employer should hire you – this means you need to highlight ‘what the employer wants’ and demonstrate how you have it. Take their key words from their advertisement, job description or website and demonstrate to the reader how you have those skills and abilities – lead them to your CV! § Provide the reader with an explanation of how you are the perfect match – show that you are culturally aligned, why you are well suited and how much you would like to work there § Keep language simple, error free, be confident, be positive (don’t use BUT), triple check details – correct names, addresses, contact details, etc Copyright - [email protected] ac. nz

How Employers recruit From Within: temp, contract, volunteer, intern, work experience, full time…. I How Employers recruit From Within: temp, contract, volunteer, intern, work experience, full time…. I want to hire someone whose work I have seen Use Proof: job-hunter who brings proof of what they can do makes an appointment through contacts / research 80% of jobs Contacts: Best friend, family, peers, coaches, teachers, colleagues, former colleagues, academics… Agencies: recruiter or search Online or newspapers Resume What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Bolles 2012 [email protected] ac. nz How most people look for jobs/roles/work