creating effective CVs & LinkedIn profiles | My Assignment Tutor

EmployabilityNicholas Corcoran-JonesCareer CoachAgenda• Explore techniques in creating effective CVs & LinkedIn profiles• Investigate how to tackle different application processes• Discover approaches to various interview questions• Please mute your microphones & register your attendance• Use the chat box for questions• Me – background in careers, recruitmentHiring FunnelOn average, how many individuals will:• View an online job vacancy• Submit their CV• Have their CVs sent to the hiring manager?• Be shortlisted for first-stage interview?• Be invited for a final interview?• Be offered the job?1000200258 3 1CVs• Layout (2 pages, modern font 11/12, simple but effective)• Contact Information (full name, email, phone, LinkedIn, address)• Personal Profile (present/past, future, third-person)• Key Skills & Achievements (relevant, evidenced)• Education (work backwards, expand)• Employment (bullet points, skills through duties)• Volunteering (transferable skills, ethics)• Professional Memberships (relevant)• Hobbies (full sentences, direct, well-rounded)• References (on request) LinkedIn• Update Profile (photos, heading, about, education, experience, skills)• Network (personalized requests, groups, newsfeed)• Jobs (edit preferences, alerts)• Share & create content• Endorse & recommend• SEO profile with key terms• Incorporate images/multimedia• Change privacy setting• Don’t pay Applications• Cover Letters (1 page, 400 words, formal, tailored)• Application Forms (supporting statement, evidence, headings)• Recruiters (permanent/temporary, caution)• Websites (search engines, graduate, sector specific, Prospects)• Speculative (relevant companies, tailored, follow up)Interviews• Tell me about yourself (present, past future)• Why are you applying (role, organization)• What experience do you have (direct, relevant)• What are your main strengths (relevant, evidence)• What are your weaknesses (self-aware, proactive)• Tell me about a time you worked under pressure (STAR)• Where do you see your future (same industry/organization, progressing)• Why should we hire you (summary)• Do you have any questions (etiquette)Next Steps• Career Zone– uel.ac.uk/careerzone (1-2-1s, events, vacancies)• Careers Centre – uel.ac.uk/careerscentre (CV Builder/360,Interview simulator)• Questions?• Evaluation (cutt.ly/cfss-eval)• Email ([email protected], [email protected])

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