Online CV

Hi Guys,

I have decided to dedicate a page to my CV, do check it out I will state that I have not put my personal details for obvious reasons. However you can check out my skills, hobbies and what I can offer to the media world. At the moment it’s really plain so bare with my while I update it over the next few weeks. Keep checking back to check out the updates! 

Let me know what you think 🙂

X

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/

Advertisements

More Magazine What Makes A CV Stand Out?

Even if you don’t have loads of experience, try to find something that’s unique to you. Someone once used the example of waitressing at a party when two members of staff had called in sick as an example of how they had handled a stressful situation

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘Quiz the boss’  in Issue 4th March 2013, I did not write this!)

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/

More Magazine Biggest CV Mistakes

Not proofreading it. The number I’ve seen with typos and poor spelling and grammar show not everyone does. Always ask a friend or family member to have a look with a fresh pair of eyes.

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘Quiz the boss’ in Issue 4th March 2013, I did not write this!)

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/

More Magazine Get a ‘Hire me’ CV

‘Your CV should be tailored to the job you want, and there are a few key factors that should give you the edge. Previous job experience and relevant achievements are the first thing an employer notices, and a great way to demonstrate this (while keeping your CV short and to the point) is including a link to your Linkedin page, Linkedin is a great way of showing off your connections. It’s easy, especially with the free app. Just make sure it’s up to date,’

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article  ’o2 Partnership Get your foot in the door’ in Issue 11th February 2013, I did not write this!)

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/

More Magazine CV Tip No.1

4 UPDATE YOUR CV

If you’re working on a seasonal/short term contract, always try to look for another job before your contract comes to an end. You should always keep your CV as up to date as possible in fact, put it on the top of your to do list right now. On your CV use the phrase ‘interim contract to explain why you’ve only been in a job a few months. If you’ve been made redundant, you don’t necessarily have to say this on your CV. Instead use a cover letter to explain your circumstances.

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article  ’Job at risk? Here’s how to get back on that ladder’ by Michelle Dewberry in Issue 28th January 2013, I did not write this!)

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/

More Magazine Issue 7th January 2013

The article that Michelle Dewberry wrote for this issue is pure gold, so many of us struggle to write a CV and here she has summed up for us how to make ours stand out from the crowd… 

How to make your CV sparkle…

Don’t ignore the skills section on your CV, say Michelle. It can make yours stand out from the crowd…

Every week dozens of you email me to ask how can you improve your CV. One of the most common questions is : ‘How can I sell myself more effectively?’ One great way to make sure your CV gets noticed is to included a dedicated section for ‘skills’. Obviously your education and recent employment history speak about who we are, but explaining your leadership, IT, or practical skills in more detail will make your CV stand out. To get an interview, every section needs to be strong to keep employers reading until the end. So although the skills part bit might be further down your two-page CV, here’s how to make it sparkle…

Identify your strengths

It amazes me how many people are negative about themselves and say, ‘But I don’t have any skills to put on my CV!’ Even when you’re trying to make your first career move, you’ll have lots of qualities you can transfer to any workplace. Start by thinking about what you do in your spare time. It might be that you helped your mum at a car – boot sale every Saturday. On your CV, explain that you have to be punctual, organised and able to promote your goods. You might also have to adjust your prices depending on the weather and how many other sellers there are on the day, all great skills that are the basis for a job in sales or retail.

Speak to your reader

Unlike other parts of your CV, the skills section is an area where you can speak to a potential employer. Don’t use bullet points. Pick four key skills and write a sentence about each. You must demonstrate why you have these abilities. If you have leadership skills, explain what you’ve done that backs up your point. You might be a team leader on Saturdays at a youth club or have led others in a presentation. If that’s the case, say so. 

Avoid Cheese

Bosses have seen the words ‘I’m a team player’ or ‘I have excellent organisational skills’ written a gazillion times. Avoid these – they aren’t selling your personal skills. All jobs require you to work with others, so being a ‘team player’ is a given. If your explaining the context as I’ve advised above, then this will help you avoid obvious phrases. 

Make it relevant

You might be a world champion beatboxer, but if you’re applying for a job as a chartered surveyor, that’s not going to help you get the job. Every time you apply for a different role with a different employer, try to tweak your CV to make it as applicable to the specific job as possible. 

It’s not all about work

Lot’s of your abilities will be gained outside your workplace. When I got a job working for Sky News’s breakfast show, I wanted to boost my knowledge of politics and history. So I went and did a Saturday course that covered how parliament works and the history of women’s rights. My employer hadn’t asked for this, but it made me feel confident when talking about current affairs. 

Get some new skills

You should always be looking to find ways to add to your skill bank. For example, volunteering for a charity that means something to you is deeply fulfilling. You’re giving something back, but you will also be gaining wider experience you can add to your CV, particularly when you commit to volunteering on a regular basis. 

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘How to make your CV Sparkle By Michelle Dewberry’  in Issue 7th January 2013, I did not write this!)

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/