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CV Writing

A guide to putting together a professional CV and cover letter.

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This course is designed for people who are getting ready to apply for their first job or apprenticeship who need some guidance about how to structure a CV and how to make the most of the skills and experience they already have. It is also suitable for someone who is looking to get back into work after a break and wants to know what to include on their CV and the best way to put it together.


This course is not really suitable for those looking for advice on writing CVs for very specific high powered and competitive roles as it is an introductory guide.


The course contains some templates you can adapt with your own details and advice on how to word your CV to showcase your skills, achievements and qualifications whilst avoiding generic statements and buzzwords, which are seen on so many CVs.


It will also outline what can be included in a cover letter and will show you how to use the job brief to put together your letter to help you stand the best chance of getting an interview.


These are the sections of the course:


Why bother with a CV?

This sections covers why people still need a CV when many jobs ask you to fill out an application form only.


Layout & Format

Covers what templates are around and which ones are best for different roles.

Discusses how long your CV should be.

Gives guidance on the essential sections you should include.

Covers the fonts, sizes and formatting needed. Also discusses the format to save and send in.


Personal Profile

Covers:

  • What should be in the most important part of your CV.
  • Tailoring it to job roles.
  • Avoiding buzzwords.
  • Giving the employer what they are looking for.


Job history

Covers what job history you should include and different ways of recording it. Shows you how to make the most of any job and appeal to the potential employer. Discusses what to do if you have had a career break.


Qualifications

Suggestions on how to list qualifications and deciding what to include.

What to do if you don’t have many qualifications.


Hobbies and interests

Discusses what you could include here to maximise your opportunities.


Cover letters

Contains guidance on how to structure your cover letter.

Shows you how to tailor a cover letter to a specific job role.


Proofreading

Reminds you of some techniques to use to check your work carefully.


Templates

These are some examples for different job roles you can download and adapt to meet your own requirements.



Your Instructor


Lyn Calver
Lyn Calver

Lyn has worked in education for over eleven years and holds qualifications in teaching, business management, mental health and equality and diversity.

She has worked with a number of high profile employers including Toyota, Coors, Argos and Waterstones to improve the skills of their staff.

As a teacher Lyn specialised in teaching English and maths in a college environment and managed the adult provision for a number of years.

Lyn is managing director of LC Education & Training Ltd, which delivers in company training on a number of topics to aid in improving workplace skills. To find out more about in company delivery you can visit the webpage here.


Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Why bother with a CV?
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  Layout and Format
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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