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CV Quiz With Answers

CV Quiz With Answers

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Career  Management  Skill  CE902      2012   CV  QUIZ  –  questions  &  answers          

1. A  CV  can  be  used  for  any  application.   FALSE.  Do  not  use  a  CV  if  the  employer  has  specified  that  candidates  should  complete  their  own   application  form.  Do  not  even  attach  the  CV  to  the  application  form  -­‐  nothing  is  more  annoying  to   employers  than  a  form  with  nothing  written  on  it  except  "SEE  CV".     But  CVs  can  be  freely  used  when  an  employer  asks  for  applications  to  be  received  in  this  format;   when  an  employer  simply  states  APPLY  TO  ...  without  specifying  the  format  or  when  making   speculative  applications.     2. Your  CV  should  be  laid  out  in  reverse  chronological  order  (most  recent  items  first).   TRUE.  Always  start  with  the  present  &  work  backwards.     3. A  CV  should  never  be  more  than  one  side.   FALSE.  One  side  is  appropriate  for  the  finance  sector,  but  in  most  cases  2  sides  of  well-­‐laid-­‐out,  easy-­‐ to-­‐read  information  is  recommended.  But  not  more  than  two  sides,  except  in  very  exceptional   circumstances!     The  exception  to  this  is  academic  CVs  for  PhD  researchers  which  can  be  up  to  5  sides  in  length.  See   www.vitae.ac.uk     4. CVs  should  always  be  accompanied  by  a  covering  letter.   TRUE.  The  covering  letter  will  flesh  out  the  CV  and  help  you  to  relate  it  to  the  job.  You  should   compose  a  different  CV  for  each  employer     5. You  should  compose  a  different  CV  for  each  employer.     TRUE.  Ideally,  although  this  may  not  always  be  possible  if  you  have  very  limited  information  on   the  employer.          

 However.  Although  students  and  recent  graduates  ARE  normally  expected  to  give  the  name  of  a   member  of  the  academic  staff  as  a  referee.   FALSE.  however.     6.essex.   FALSE.       10.   TRUE  .    You  will  need  a  different  letter  for  each  application  even  if  the  CV  remains  roughly  the  same.  UK  employers  cannot  legally  require  this  information.  so  you  will  have  to  follow  it  up.  Employers  expect  you  to  research  their  organisation  and  make  the  application  specific  to   them.  sex  or  marital  status.  Employability  and  Careers  Centre   . Education  and  Qualifications  should  be  separate  sections  on  a  CV.uk/careers/goingglobal/index. All  you  have  to  do  is  send  a  hundred  CVs  off  and  then  sit  back  and  wait  for  the  job  offers  to   come  rolling  in!   FALSE.  University  of  Essex   BEng  Engineering.  For  information  on  CV  styles  for  different  countries.   see  Going  Global  http://www.     7.  There  may  well  also  be  a  style  of  CV  which  is  preferred  in  that  country.  although  the  first  two  at  least  can   normally  be  guessed  at.  University  of  Rotterdam       72%             8.  If  applying  to  a  British   company  abroad. Employers  have  no  need  to  know  your  age.    this  does  not  have  to  be  the  person  formally   assigned  to  you  as  a  personal  tutor.  a  British  CV  may  do.       9. You  should  always  give  your  tutor  as  a  referee.   Many  employers  may  not  respond  to  a  speculative  CV  application. When  applying  abroad  you  should  prepare  your  CV  in  the  language  of  the  country  in  question.ac.   usually  by  phone.   TRUE.shtm         Written  by  Gillian  Powell  Davies.  if  you  prefer  to  use  another  academic  who  knows  you  well.  It  is  much  easier  for  the  reader  if  these  are  put  together  as  follows  rather  than  making  them   hop  back  and  forth  between  different  sections  to  find  out  what  you  studied  where:   2010  -­‐  2011     2007  -­‐2010   MSc  Computer  Security.

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