Effective CV Writing Skills

Enrolled: 1 student
Duration: 2 Hours
Lectures: 5
Video: 1 Hour
Level: Beginner

Course Purpose:
• To equip young job seekers with the necessary skills in drafting their CV.

• Learn how to grab the attention of employers and recruiters and stand out.
• Outline:

Module One: An Introduction to the Resume

 What Is a Resume?
 How and Why are they Used?
Types of Resumes

 The Resume Types

 The Chronological Resume
 The Functional Resume

Module Two: Preparing to Write Your Resume

 What Information Will You Need?
i. Education
ii. Job History
iii. Achievements
iv. Narrowing It Down
 Writing Your Objective
 The Education Section

 Honesty Is the Best Policy

 Tailoring Your Resume

 Making Your Resume Stand Out

 Things to Avoid

Module 3:

 Why to Consider Including an Honors and Awards Section
 Choosing Honors and Awards to Include
 How to Present Your Honors and Awards on Your Resume
 Activities and Interests

 Why Should You Include Your Activities and Interests?
 Activities and Interests to Include

 Take an Objective Look at Your Experience

i. Job Experience

ii. Volunteer Experience

iii. Leadership Experience

 How to Present Your Experience

 Action Words to Use

 When You Just Don’t Have the Job Experience
 Making the Most of the Job Experience You Do Have
Module 4:

 What Skills are Relevant?

 How to Discover Your Skills

 Presenting Your Skills on the Resume

 Specialized Resumes

Module 5: The rule of the game

i. Length

ii. Font

iii. Spacing

iv. Layout

v. Sections

vi. Paper

1
Module One: An Introduction to the Resume
11 minutes
2
Module Two: Preparing to Write Your Resume
11 minutes
3
Module 3 – Take an Objective Look at Your Experience
11 minutes
4
Module 4: What Skills are Relevant?
10 minutes
5
Module 5: The rule of the game
10 minutes

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