P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:12:17       ————————————————————————————  ——— TOP TIPS FOR CVs  Many job adverts ask you to send your "CV" when applying as the first step. This feature aims to provide some valuable tips to help to make the most of yourself, increasing your chances of reaching an interview. A "CV" is short for the Latin words "curriculum vitae" — which literally means "the course of my life". It is your chance to market yourself. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Mike Drummond A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV1 Work Top Story Lukas Results
P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:12:10       ————————————————————————————  ——— TOP TIPS FOR CVs  A positive attitude is absolutely essential in successfully constructing your CV for a job application. There are three basic types of CV. A "chronological" CV lists your employment history in reverse order, starting with the most recent first. This format is mokt effective when you are applying for jobs in the same or similar kinds of work. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Write to Mike for careers info >>> A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV1 Work Top Story Lukas Results
P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:12:22       ————————————————————————————  ——— TOP TIPS FOR CVs  A "functional" CV highlights your principal skills and strengths rather than a career history. This format is often used by first-time job hunters — and where you may be seeking a change of career. A "one-page summary" CV summarises your career and displays your track record. This format is generally used at senior management level or if you are seeking temporary work. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Write to Mike for careers info >>> A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV1 Work Top Story Lukas Results
P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:13:51       ————————————————————————————  ——— TOP TIPS FOR CVs  Many people have more than one CV, which they continually develop and adapt to different opportunities, making it appear highly relevant. Presentation is crucial. A CV should be neat and well presented, as well as word processed in an attractive print format. A CV should be two pages at a maximum. Think about starting with a profile — a few sentences highlighting your skills. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Write to Mike for careers info >>> A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV1 Work Top Story Lukas Results
P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:11:18       ————————————————————————————  ——— TOP TIPS FOR CVs  It is important to be concise in writing your CV, but it should be long enough to convey your relevant skills, experience and knowledge. Look at CVs created by others. Be honest. Your CV is a shop window. Seek to attract the "customer" (your potential boss) to find out more. Never be negative. Never send a CV in place of, or with, an application form. Send your CV with a letter. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Write to Mike for careers info >>> A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV1 Work Top Story Lukas Results
P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:13:21       ————————————————————————————  ——— TOP TIPS FOR CVs  CV development takes a lot of time and preparation, as well as continual updating and improvement/adapting. There are some excellent guides available at bookshops to help you develop that sparkling CV. A concise example is Creating A Successful CV by Simon Howard, in the Essential Manager series, published by Dorling Kindersley at £4.99. Ask for leaflets at your Connexions Centre. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Write to Mike for careers info >>> A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 ITV1 Work Top Story Lukas Results
P693 Teletext 693 Oct27 21:13:27       ————————————————————————————  ——— WRITE TO MIKE DRUMMOND  If you have a career query, Mike Drummond can answer your letters on these pages. Drop him a line at: Mike Drummond Teletext PO Box 32549 London W4 5TX or e-mail careers@teletext.co.uk ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Today's careers query 691 A-Z OF TELETEXT p103 Work Top Story Lukas Results