How to write a winning CV


Workshop prepration pack

CV templates/basic population tasks
Reflecting on your career history
Joining instructions/venue details etc

The Workshop

Session 1: Your CV and why it matters

Introductory presentation
Basic principles
Overview of CV styles.

Session 2: Achievement based CVs, why they work

What is an achievement?
Selecting & writing your achievements
Choosing the right statements for your CV
Writing a punchy, persuasive, positioning profile. The fours P’s
Putting it all together

Session 3: Practicing and coaching

Putting it into practice – building on pre-work
Time one on one with the course leaders

Session 4: Moving On - finding your next job

Accessing the External Job Market
Recruitment Consultants - different types and approaches
Psychometric tests - how to prepare
The Internet
Advertised vacancies, press and internet
What about Internal Vacancies?
Adapting your CV for specific jobs
LinkedIn - how to optimise
Direct Approaches
Deciding whether you should apply for a particular job
Cover letters/emails
Close of session/ Workshop Evaluations

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