jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

CVs and Cover letters

Here you are some interesting sites about CVs and getting a job.












Have a look and leave in the comments some Dos and Don'ts about them.

20 comentarios:

  1. I thing what the points most important are: A covering letter should be hand-written, each CV should be customised for the job you are applying for, perfect prose isn't expected; note from is perfectly acceptable and it's best not to send the CV by fax unless requested to do so.

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  2. To write a good CV, is important to attend some points. For me, the more important points are:
    - You have to think about what the job involves.
    - It must be brief
    - Tell always the truth
    - Writing it in a computer.
    Some points that you should try to avoid are:
    - Speaking about failures
    - Asking for your CV to be returned
    - To put your previous salary in your CV

    For cover letters, you should attend to:
    - Say why do you want the position
    - Explain why do you think that you are suitable for the job
    - At the end, request for an interview
    Also, you should avoid:
    - Writing it too long
    - Don´t follow an order

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  3. I think what the important is: it's best to explain foreign qualifications and give an approximate equivalent in the country to wich you are appling, each CV should be customised for the job you are applying for, don't include your previous salaruy os salary expectations, any can lie on a CV and it's best in the dates should be explained.

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  4. I think thats the most importan points for write a good CV are:
    PRESENTATION
    First: Use a good typewriter or word processor
    Second: We should use a good quality paper.
    Third: Never send CV without a covering letter explaining when vacancy you,are applying for.
    CONTENT
    -Write your name, date of birth, your addres, your e-mail addres and your phone number.
    -Star with your most recent job
    -Don,t leave out any negative information
    -Don,t includ any negative information (this is very important)

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  5. I think being positive can help me to don´t be nervous.
    Do check your work for grammatical errors, because it don´t cause a good impression
    Do keep to the point. Be relevant to keep up the attencion of the employer.

    Don't give personal details (place of birth, age etc) unless necessary it isn´t important for the first contact.
    Don't make your covering letter more than 1 page for give the details important.
    María José.

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  6. I think being positive can help me to don´t be nervous.
    Do check your work for grammatical errors, because it don´t cause a good impression
    Do keep to the point. Be relevant to keep up the attencion of the employer.

    Don't give personal details (place of birth, age etc) unless necessary it isn´t important for the first contact.
    Don't make your covering letter more than 1 page for give the details important.
    María José.

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  7. I think what the points most important are: In A covering letter should be hand-written, in some cases include a photograph. A Cv is best to explain foreign qualifications and CV, should be customised for the job you are applying for , if necessary perfect prose, This will be accepted and appropriate information to be send.

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  8. I think that a cover letter should have a good presentation. It should have real information, you cann´t lie and you should give information about your jobs and personals dates and they have to writte by computer. the cv is the same with good presentation and real information. the cover letter shoulden´t have false information about you, and the words have to be polite.

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  9. I think the most important points for writing a good CV are:
    -Do check your work for grammatical errors.
    -write a list of important headings these should include your name, date of bith, your adress, your email adress, phone number.
    -Start with your most recent job and work back wards.
    -Tell the truth.
    - you should alwais include a photograph.
    You have to avoid:
    - It should be brief.
    - Don`t include your previous salary our salary expectations.
    - Don`t ask for your CV to be retourned.
    - Don't give lots of irrelevant or unimportant hobbies.
    - Don't make your CV/resume more than 2 pages
    - Don't write CV or Resume at the top

    For writing the cover letter is important to attend to:
    - You have " to sell yourself"
    - Enclose your CV
    - No use contractions
    You have to avoid:
    - Don't make your covering letter more than 1 page.
    - Don't give lots of irrelevant or unimportant hobbies.
    - Don`t include any negative information, such as exam failures or lost jobs.

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  10. I think is the important use a word-processor (computer)to the employer can read better it.
    Do use a good quality photo (if you use a photo) this is important for cause a good impresion.

    Don't use coloured paper for it isn´t bring out.
    Don't use lots of different typefaces (fonts) and sizes for don,t cause a impresion unorganized.
    Carolina Sánchez

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  11. I think the most important point is use a word-processor (computer)
    because the presentation is very important, and check for spelling and gramatical errors, you should look like a serious and responsible person.
    You shouldn´t make your CV more than two pages because the person that reading your CV may be bored.

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  12. I think it's important because the CV is a summary that focuses personal data, professional life and work experience.
    The CV should be clear and concise, easy to read and is well organized.
    In personal data will: name, address, phone, email, age, nationality, marital status.
    In professional life will tenemo studies.
    And work experience from the last job will chronologically.
    Some CV usually put personal interests, which shows that it is a balanced and responsible member for employment.
    In the CV do not lie and have no more than two pages written.

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  14. I think that to make a CV is very important do be positive, do use a word-processor for a good presentation and use a good quality photo for a good image. And I think that don't give minor or unimportant school qualifications because are dates negatives, don't give lots of irrelevant or unimportant hobbies because are dates unimportant and don't use coloured paper because sometimes can be unpresentable.

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  15. I think the most important points for writing a good CV are:

    - Do give special importance to the presentation (type of letter, a good quality photo, an easy-to-read CV...)because it will say a lot about the way you are.
    - Do tell the truth.
    - Be concise and precise
    - Do not write more that two pages

    And for writing the cover letter:

    - Do not make your covering letter more than 1 page.
    - Do not give lots of irrelevant or unimportant information.
    - Do make sure you create a well written letter.


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  16. In my opinion, the most important points to make a good CV and writing the cover letter are:
    - You must write the CV or letter of organized form.
    - The CV shoul not resume more than two pages and the covering letter more than 1 page.
    - You should write it cleanly.
    - You must write it using a computer.


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  17. I think it is important to consider these points:
    - Do check your work for spelling errors.
    - Do check your work for grammatical errors.
    - Don't make your CV/ resume more than 2 page.
    - Don`t make your covering letter more tham 1 page.
    Cv correct before the interview. Helps to improve the interview.
    In my opinion these points are important to do not an interview long or boring.
    Nicolas Herrera.

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  18. Some importants Dos and Don'ts when your are writing your covering letter:
    - A covering letter mustn't be hand-written.
    - Be brief, the person who is going to read your letter probably doesn't have much time.
    - Sell yourself: a covering letter is a sales letter, and the product it's selling is you.
    - Keep the point on the important things about you: your education and your career experience.
    - Don't use contractions.
    - Don't include any negative information, be positive about yourself.

    When you are writing a CV, there are some important Dos a Don'ts too:
    - Mustn't be hand-written.
    - Be concise and precise.
    - Start with your most recent job.
    - Don't lie. This is a golden rule.
    - Use headings in your CV (Education, Work experience...)

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  19. Cover letter:
    You must write your adress at the top, to use short words and short sentences, to avoid fancy spacing and tabulation, you should be well-organized and to use power words.
    You can´t make it hand-written, not to use all capitals letter, not to use a lot of italic words or to use a fancy typeface and you must not use technical vocabulary.

    CV:
    You must collect the relevant details and organise then, it must be easy to read and looks good (clarity and impact are important) and you must to organise information.
    You can´t include a lot of information in it and the most important thing is not to lie!

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