Effective CV Writing Skills
• 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.
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?
ii. Job History
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
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
What Skills are Relevant?
How to Discover Your Skills
Presenting Your Skills on the Resume
Module 5: The rule of the game