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Remember There are a number of this if you are spending a long time deliberating over whether to use Personal details 8 FORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSA ORMATIO C E common questions that Arial or Times New Roman or bullet points or paragraphs. one piece of advice: there are some key sections at the start where we cover the basic principles of CVs FRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRE BILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTE you even begin writing your CV. 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Each section includes an Further resources 25 example of a student CV. such a thing doesn’t 1 LARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFE ITYACHIEV ME Before you start 2 NA edition of How exist. Each CV is as individual as you are and you will always have choices to write a curriculum about the emphasis you give certain parts of your life. employers are interested in the content of Layout and design 4 ESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELE PONSIBI TY ER your CV. The point of a CV is What we can do for you 3 find it easy and not to write it perfectly. interests and additional skills 14 OSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTIN ITIONSOF F S as we could think of. your CV individually checked. EFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONA TAR AR D The booklet is designed so you don’t have to read it in order from cover to cover. together with some frequently asked questions FORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSA ATION P and some top tips.uk/careers EWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKIL WRELEVA AN R References 17 is divided into sections TERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDE RESTSA AC C which correspond to Cover letters 18 the sections of a CV. don’t forget that the Careers Service offers CV seminars answer as many of these throughout the year and CV checking sessions where you can have Achievements. if you are wondering how to talk about your education. to interview. you FRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRE PONS SI R can refer straight away to the education section. 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Fundamentally. You’ll save Fiona Sandford and what to do before Director. Just go the careers website for up to Academic CVs 16 You’ll see the booklet date information www. the definitive guide to CVs. LSE Careers Service yourself a huge amount of time if you master these points first of all.ac. but to write it well enough so that it gets you XPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITION ERIENCES EC IE straightforward to use. We hope you and the design you use to name but a few factors.
Spell check on your computer is helpful although not foolproof. action oriented words creates the impression of a positive. The seminars are run by careers advisers who will advise on how to construct effective CVs and cover letters and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions. in your education section.30pm during the Michaelmas and Lent terms. Always ask yourself the question. between 2. in most circumstances. which list key resources and websites for employment sectors. After all. 3 Language Think carefully about the type of words you use. Incorporate words such as ‘achieved’. They are available to take away from the Careers Information Room or to download from the Careers website. ‘created’ and ‘organised’ and avoid tentative words such as ‘maybe’. ‘What do LSE graduates do?’ leaflets list the key transferable skills developed through study in each department at LSE. Using positive. Writing We stock numerous CV writing guides in the Careers Information Room. Try and get the most relevant information on the first page as this will create the most impact. Maybe you worked in a team on a course project or perhaps you had a creative idea for an event which a society organised. For example. CV Seminars We offer numerous lunchtime seminars on CV writing throughout the year. There are links to the website to help you research employers. LSE Language Centre runs excellent English language courses. Be choosy about what you include. ‘Getting started: want to work in …?’ leaflets. Appointments take place from Monday to Thursday. which contains further examples of CVs. you’ll want to draw attention to your LSE degree.’ LSE Student ‘CVs should be one or two pages long and should always be accompanied by a covering letter.30pm and 4.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. you need to ensure that the employer can clearly see that you have gained these skills somewhere in your life.ac. LECG . if the job requires skills in teamwork and creativity. Targeted Your CV needs to match as closely as possible the particular job you are applying for. The methods recommended were great and practical.lse. ‘Is this going to be relevant to the employer who is reading this?’ If it isn’t. Associate.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT What we can do for you Before you start NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 2 Four basic principles Relevant Curriculum Vitae means ‘story of your life’. The important thing is that the employer can see that your CV is geared to them and is not simply a general CV that is being sent to every employer. They are available to take away from the Careers Information Room or on the Careers website. These are two of the most important documents you will ever produce and it is important that you take the time to get them right. please see ‘My Careers Service’ on the website. ‘attempted’ and ‘perhaps’. The Careers Service website contains full details of how to book appointments. To book a place and find out when they are running. active person. Researching The Careers Information Room houses a range of occupational files to help you investigate employment sectors and specific jobs. Make sure your spelling and grammar is accurate. The aim is to make your CV as persuasive as possible. with only two pages for your CV you can’t afford to treat this as a literal edict. I really liked how the areas which needed improvement were identified rather than glossed over and the advice is transferable to more than a particular cover letter. Come and speak to a member of the Information team who will be happy to advise and direct you. Our careers advisers have compiled a series of. CV Checking We have a dedicated team of CV checkers who will go through your CV with you in a one to one session. Present information in the most positive light but remember there is a clear distinction between doing this and lying. then that’s an argument for discarding it. at this stage they are all the recruiter will know about you’ Tim Battrick. Space denotes importance You can control where the employer looks on your CV by the allocation of space you give certain sections. ‘I found the CV check lists very useful. You can do this by giving it more space than any other courses or degrees you have done. For example. However.
It should be set out in an easy to follow layout. 5 What kind of paper should I use? You should avoid using cheap. Your achievements in each section will be ordered in reverse chronology (ie most recent first). written in good English and which contains no grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. starting with your current or most recent employer or course. Clear headings Did you know? If you see an advert asking for a resumé it’s likely that they have in mind a one page document. but probably not in a positive way. which will have an extra page about publications and conferences.’ LSE Student 6 What colour paper should I use? White is standard. there may be occasions where you start off with a section on the skills you have gained. as it can be difficult to photocopy. ‘I found the careers service very useful when it came to understanding the structure of a UK style CV. .ac. with examples of where you gained them. Travers Smith A CV is a very personal document and your information will be unique. which has standard sections such as education and work experience. your most relevant experience is not the most recent. between 80 and 100gsm. From this perspective. Employers learn to spot widely used templates and will appreciate the effort you have made to produce an individual one. Head of Graduate Recruitment. Don’t use really thick velum paper. 5 2 What is the difference between a ‘skills based’ CV and a ‘chronological’ CV? Dates all in the same place In most cases you’ll use a chronological CV. If you are using a template your CV will look like everyone else’s.lse. but for most a two page CV is the norm unless otherwise specified. apart from academic achievements. 3 Should I put my experience and education in chronological order or reverse chronological order? You can do it either way but employers tend to be most interested in what you’ve done most recently. In terms of content. It should also show that. a resume usually covers the same areas as a CV. Additionally.’ Tom Purton. Sometimes.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT Layout and design NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 4 1 How long should a CV be? In almost all cases your CV should be no longer than two sides. you can try and group your experience by category.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. Use good quality paper. The exception to this is an academic CV. In such cases. It’s most commonly used when you have an existing career and are looking to change direction and need to emphasise skills that are transferable. Using more exciting colours will certainly make you stand out. it’s probably better to put things in reverse chronological order. but with less space to go into detail. Sections clearly differentiated Plenty of white space creates uncluttered design 4 Should I use a CV template? Uses bullet points and space to emphasise this job ‘Things to look for in a good CV We look for a CV which is well structured and brief (maximum of 2 pages). A minority of organisations will expect a one page CV (primarily investment banks or OIT). flimsy paper or anything that creates a poor first impression. However. the candidate has sufficient outside interests to make them a well rounded and interesting person. in consecutive order and contain the relevant information with no missing dates. a resumé will often have a number of design features such as narrower margins and a smaller font size in order to create more space. this is a ‘skills based’ CV.
lse. 11 Should I use bullet points or text? There are no rules about this but try and avoid a CV that is too ‘text-heavy’. Try to avoid weird and wonderful fonts.uk/careers 7 Top Tips The amount of space given to a section reflects the amount of importance you attach to it. if you are using something different. 15 Do I write different CVs according to the sector I’m applying to? Yes. it is never a good idea to just copy one exactly. 8 Should I staple or clip together the pages of the CV? You should staple the pages of the CV together. paste both your CV and cover letter into the body of the email.ac. what is most easy to read and what has the most impact visually. Make sure it’s immediately appealing to the eye. Your information is unique and to present it in the most favourable light you will need 16 Should I attach my CV if I’m completing an online application form? Only if they specifically ask you to do so. Graduate Recruitment and Prospective Trainees. they have the effect of making the reader focus on the font rather than the content. ‘Ensure there are absolutely no mistakes: grammatical. This email should be short and simple. saying something like. it may be the first thing the recruiter sees and it all goes to create their first impression of you. Keep an eye on the Careers website for developments: www. what can I do? Always use the spell check and make sure that it is a UK-English version. Times New Roman and Arial are standard fonts. Experiment and see what looks clearest. which have errors in. You need to make sure that your CV emphasises skills and experiences that the recruiter is interested in. . keeping them absolutely plain and simple. be consistent and make sure it doesn’t detract attention from your content. ‘trying to be amusing’. You can send it either in ‘word’ or as a PDF. ‘using coloured paper’ and overusing the first person pronoun. HR Manager. Each sector. suggesting a lack of team playing. However. spelling etc.ac. At the very least.lse. 12 My spelling and grammar are very poor. 14 Are there any good examples of CVs I can use? There are a number of reference books in the Careers Service library. you should invest in some good quality envelopes big enough so that you don’t have to fold the CV six times to make it fit! Did you know? According to a survey of recent graduates by Forum3. Given that attention to detail is a very important attribute for a lawyer.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Some of the most effective CVs use a combination of text and bullet points. You would be surprised by the proportion of applications we receive. Only do it if specifically requested. Decide on a format for headings and body and stick to it. Equally. Just paperclipping them increases the risk of the pages becoming separated. Nonetheless. steer clear of using too many bullet points. Use between 10 and 12 font size. it is best to enclose the CV and cover letter separately as attachments. The Language Centre can help you with grammar and you may find it useful to ask a native English-speaking friend to read what you have written. and for that matter each organisation. Try bold or slightly bigger font for headings. will have their own unique requirements.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 6 7 Does it matter if the envelope doesn’t match the CV paper? It’s not a matter of life or death as the envelope will be quickly discarded and may not even be opened by the person who will assess your CV. We are in the process of designing a new website which will provide example CVs geared towards the jobs that are particularly popular among LSE students. ‘Please find attached my CV and cover letter in response to the advertisement for the post of (job title). this is not a good start!’ Maia Riley. Underlining can look old fashioned. Print out your CV to see what it looks like in reality. Is there a lot of white space? Are the margins too large or small? Your CV may be read in as little as 20 seconds. are all reasons graduates have been given for unsuccessful applications to make changes to any example you find. 10 What font should I use? Arial or Times New Roman are the most common. 13 How do I email my CV? If you are emailing the information. 9 Should I attach or scan a photo of myself? Modelling agencies and airlines often ask for photos but otherwise it’s unusual in the UK.’ On the rare occasion that the organisation does not accept attachments.
● Did you know? The Prospects website contains numerous example CVs and cover letters that demonstrate how to present issues that may encounter discrimination. You will deal with the kinds of things that you might say in a profile through your cover letter. you don’t need to mention it.skill. There is also good summary on the Careers’s website. Useful websites www. then the space would be better used to display significant facts about your education and experience.ac. 8 Should I declare criminal convictions and long periods of illness? You do not need to declare these on your CV but expect to be asked about any apparent gaps in your history. www. so the issue doesn’t need clarification. It can be a useful addition to a CV if you have some very specific experience and you are very clear about the particular career area you are going for. Employment regulations are constantly changing. Tell the employer the dates when you are at each address so they know which one to use in order to contact you. the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities produce several.htm – click on ‘employment’ section for details about employment rights. Should I present my CV differently? Not really. ensure that you state that you have permission to work in the UK.ac. useful information sheets including ‘Training. ‘Current student with an MSc Social Anthropology with good communication skills.uk 2 Should I include a profile/career objective? A career profile (or career objective) is a short statement. except in certain rare situations. The risk of this is that they will focus straightaway on the work permit issue instead of your skills and achievements as described later on in your CV. You can include this information if you wish but don’t feel you must. if the disability has no bearing on your ability to do the job effectively.org.womenandequalityunit. Even when it isn’t obvious. usually at the top of your CV. The risk of this is 6 I’m a mature student. If you are changing career they can help you to state briefly your previous area of experience and what you’re aiming for now. it is still entirely optional. although it’s important to give your most relevant information .gov. visit the LSE Disability Adviser or call the office on 020 7955 7767 to make an appointment. 1 Should I include my home address and my LSE address? It is helpful to do this if you are spending long periods away from your LSE address. You may have to do more editing too because you have more experience to choose from. Don’t mention it at all and raise the subject at interview stage. The advantage of this is that it allows you to ‘sell’ yourself in person before they find out they have a to get a work permit for you.prospects.uk 9 How do I talk about military service? Don’t underestimate the value of this experience. excellent team work skills and ability to work independently.ac.gov. Mention it at the end of your CV. career profiles are not really necessary.uk/en/index. 5 Do I need to mention my age? It is illegal to ask you to declare your age and consequently. ● ● Mention it with the rest of your personal details at the beginning of the CV. saying something about you and your career aims.direct.workingintheuk. If you require a work permit in order to work permanently in the UK you have a number of approaches as to how to mention this on your CV. the highest priority on your CV. For some expert advice on disability issues in general. but you are not giving it undue prominence by having it at the start of your CV. It is important to highlight the transferable skills that you will have gained. However. You are still being clear and straightforward with the employer. If you think that an employer will have to make adjustments for you in terms of selection processes or the work environment then it could be to your advantage to let them know. www. Profiles can run the risk of sounding clichéd. Whether you are male or female has no effect on your ability to do a job and. Did you know? The Prospects website contains a section for PhD and research students offering advice on how to make your qualification work for you called ‘Your PhD… what next?’ The site includes case studies and an example of an academic CV. particularly during the summer holiday. 9 7 How do I talk about disability? Whether or not you disclose your disability on a CV or cover letter is a very personal choice.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT Personal details NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 8 Optional that they will focus on the work permit issue instead of your skills and achievements as described earlier on in your CV. 3 Do I need to mention my nationality and work permit status? This is optional. If all you have to say is.prospects. The risk of this is that you may have wasted the interviewer’s time if it is a job where it’s very difficult to obtain work permits.gov. it is no longer expected that your date of birth or age be given on your CV. Don’t give both age and date of birth. but there may be cases where an employer is interested in knowing your nationality in order to find out whether they will need to get a work permit for you. For new graduates or postgraduates. They will know from the outset that they will have to apply for a work permit on your behalf. for example. team working and leadership skills. now seeking job in finance’. careers and work for disabled people’ and ‘Looking for work: disclosing disability’.lse. You may find the following website useful: www. If your name suggests that you may need a work permit and this is not the case. The advantage of this is that you are being clear and straightforward with the employer.uk/ – Contains an easy to read guide to the Equality Bill. if an employer will be contacting you during this time.uk Did you know? Skill. Profiles can also be useful if you are asked to send a CV without a cover letter. 4 Do I need to mention my gender? Optional In many cases it’s obvious from your name.uk.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. it is illegal for employers to discriminate on the grounds of gender. www. Go to the ‘Handling Discrimination’ section www.
If you do not give grades or a complete record of the exams you have taken. Explains non-UK qualifications 1 What part of my education should I give most prominence? You should give most prominence to the part of your education that is most relevant to the job you are applying for.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. Listing your A levels is fine but try and summarise your GCSE grades.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT Education NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 10 (www. Employers will rarely ask for a ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’ so. unless the job is placing particular weight on your postgraduate qualification. For example. 4 Some of my qualifications are non-UK. it’s optional. For more information look at the NARIC website Did you know? The Careers Service have created a series of leaflets designed to help you identify what skills you may have developed through your study called. what you were awarded.’ Iain McLoughlin. 3 Should I list all my degree modules. eg a prize or bursary. You can use phrases such as. going back to your time at school. say what the award or scholarship was for. If you’re unsure about what to say take another look at the university prospectus.lse. The best way to approach this is to explain your qualification so that the reader understands its significance. Careers adviser 5 Do I need to give the full addresses of the places I have studied? Needs to add expected result Would be better to pick out relevant modules and explain No.uk/careers .ac. this is your most recent education but do not be afraid to emphasise an earlier qualification if it is more relevant. 6 How should I present predicted grades In most situations this is more important for undergraduates than postgraduates as many employers specify a certain class of degree as an entry requirement. This is what you’ve just studied in a ‘nutshell’ and pinpoints the salient aspects. For each one you give.ac. ‘What do LSE graduates do?’ There is a leaflet for each department at LSE available to take away from the Careers Service or to download on the Careers Service website: www. ‘10 GCSEs including Maths and English. ‘equivalent to top 5 per cent of year’. By giving more detail about the content of a particular qualification you also give it more visual impact. 7 Should I mention awards and scholarships? Use these to impress the reader with your good academic track record. For your degree course(s).lse. It is normal to use a phrase such as ‘expected result 2:1. ‘Sciences-Po. 2 Do I have to list all my qualifications? No. 11 ‘Sometimes it makes sense to put some background information to your degree course. so that these stand out.org. research and dissertations. try and be selective and mention the modules or elements that are most relevant. Also. you may have a qualification in shorthand and typing that would be appropriate for a job as a secretary but not for the position of researcher in an investment bank. all at grades A* to B. Paris. it may be best to select just a few of the most prestigious or most recent.’ You can add the country if you feel the city is not very well known. expect to be quizzed about these at interview. How do I translate them into UK ones? It is not possible to directly translate them as educational systems vary widely and a grade or degree classification can mean quite different things from country to country. it’s of much less importance. what proportion of people received an award in your year and any other details that quantify the achievement. If you can’t do that then make an estimate yourself based on your previous years’ grades.naric. Did you know? 46 per cent of employers rate ‘experience’ as the most important factor in a job candidate followed by ‘intelligence and aptitude’ (43 per cent) and ‘qualifications’ (28 per cent) according to a survey of SMEs conducted by VMA Group. you do not have to list every qualification but you should remember to include all those that are relevant to the application you are making. simply mentioning the city is enough. Usually.For postgraduates. First of all consult your tutor to find out what they think your final result will be. or ‘highest possible grade’. For example. A levels and GCSEs (or equivalent)? Listing everything about your education is not usually necessary.uk). for example. remember that the person reading the CV will be experienced in spotting gaps in the information you do give.’ Don’t overlook the importance of group projects. If you have a great many. There is a telephone number you can call if you want to speak to a specialist about comparing qualifications.
‘Banking Experience’.co. London’ or ‘London School of Economics. For example if you are applying for legal work and have a mixture of legal and other work experience. Top Tips Sentences need to be snappy! Keep ‘and’. gained at different points in my life. 5 Do I need to give the full addresses of the places I worked? Uses positive language Talks about skills and achievements No.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT Work experience NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 12 ‘Be creative in your use of headings and use them to subdivide work experience so that you can place the most relevant first. but if. How do I deal with this? Employers can be suspicious about extensive periods of unexplained time on a CV. Things get a bit more complicated if you have had to take time out due to illness or criminal convictions. 3 I have a gap on my CV. ‘Legal Experience’. ‘managed a team of five staff’. 13 Did you know? 4 Should I mention my salary details from previous jobs? Not unless specifically asked to do so.’ You can add the country if you feel the city is not very well known.’ Lesley Martin. or ‘Relevant Experience’ and ‘Other Experience’. Employers are really interested in the skills that you have developed.timebank. ‘I’. Obviously. it is best to account for it and mention it on your CV.lse. it would be possible to have two or more headings such as. ‘Marks & Spencer. include achievements and quantify outcomes. which are transferable to another position. 6 Should I give my reasons for leaving previous job? No.000 by £5. Did you know? Three in five employers reported that a good attitude is the most important attribute in a job candidate according to a survey of SMEs conducted by the VMA Group. A survey conducted by High Fliers Research reveals that a fifth of graduates anticipate having worked for three or more organisations by their thirtieth birthday and a similar number expect to have taken a career break. for example. 1 I have different experience from different sectors.000 within six months’ Fiona Jackson. Remember that a clear description of the work that you did will clarify your application. subdivide information by “Legal (or Related) Work” and “Work Experience”. Careers consultant Quantifies achievements 7 If my job title is in a foreign language. ‘Start with your most recent work experience. Head of Knowledge Development. Be clear about your individual contribution and be prepared to explain it at interview. How do I deal with that on my CV? You can simply list the experience in reverse chronological order or. If you are unsure come in and see a careers adviser. both sector specific and general skills. you don’t need to account for every week or even every month.uk 2 Does voluntary/unpaid experience still count as experience? All experience is of equal value but you will need to decide how relevant that experience is to your application. for example.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. will I need to translate it? If the title is very different and obscure you will need to translate it into the language of the country of application. simply mentioning the city is enough. There is a balance between explaining everything that has happened and deciding what information is strictly relevant to an employer. Did you know? A TimeBank survey conducted among 200 leading business revealed that 73 per cent of employers would employ a candidate with voluntary experience over one who doesn’t. which has currency in the UK market. Your CV may form the framework of your interview. for example. ‘the’ to a minimum if they aren’t really needed. ‘increased sales by £x’. Be comfortable with what you have written and be prepared to elaborate. Quantify successes with facts and figures – ‘scored in top 5 per cent’. it might be more effective if you grouped or ‘themed’ your experiences. www. you do not need to give reasons on your CV. Exclusive Analysis . instead of a general heading called ‘Work Experience’. So. ‘exceeded sales target of £30. It’s useful to check with a careers adviser that you have an accurate translation.ac. you took a year between school and university to go travelling.
LECG . Headings are flexible ‘Please don’t exaggerate.ac.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT Achievements. ‘I am an avid reader of 19th century French literature and am secretary of my local book club. On page two of your CV.’ You might also want to include team or group activities that show you can interact with other people rather than just solitary activities. you still draw a blank. Reference copies are available in the Careers Service library. operating systems.uk Did you know? 2 What if I have had no positions of responsibility? You don’t have to include a section on positions of responsibility or extra curricular achievements as it’s sometimes called. 58 per cent think that voluntary work can be more valuable than paid work experience and 94 per cent believe that volunteering adds to an employee’s skills – www. chairing a conference.lse. very specific personal profile at the top of your CV or in a prominent position on the first page. divisions such as ‘school’ and ‘university’ or grouping similar things. Think widely about what you have done whilst you have been at the LSE or previous institutions. Clear picture of skills Did you know? A survey by TimeBank revealed that of the 200 leading businesses surveyed. you can detail your familiarity with packages. it is generally accepted that a graduate will be able to cope with the IT skills needed to carry out a typical graduate entry role. together to enhance impact. rather than to give a long list such as reading.TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www.uk ‘Dancing’ could just as well go in ‘extra curricular achievements’. Treat this section in the same way as the rest of your CV using dates. handling client requests by telephone.timebank. If. You will need to describe your level of fluency using terms like native.ac.co. You may have been involved in other activities such as volunteering or mentoring or were a course representative. 15 Appropriate level of detail 4 What level of IT skills do I need to demonstrate? As long as your position is not IT related. you describe your spreadsheet skills as ‘advanced’ then we might ask you about this at the interview’ Tim Battrick. after a bit of reflection. If languages are one of the requirements of the job it may be worth writing them in a short. IT skills may be a clear selling point for temporary positions or for positions within smaller organisations. like sports. It may also indicate what your values are. skip this section and emphasise relevant skills gained from academic studies and work experience. If. web design packages and the internet generally. squash. you could expand ‘reading’ to. intermediate. You will also need to write about how you have used languages. cricket. AGCAS Occupational Profiles provide detailed information on the skills and competencies required for a particular career. for example. programming languages. dancing. interests and additional skills ALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 14 1 What goes in my interests and hobbies sections? This section enables you to identify things that really interest or motivate you. Don’t feel that all is lost if you haven’t been president of a student society.prospects. but employers are often interested in what you have done outside of work and academic studies. It is better to include one or two things which you are really involved with and can describe fully. Maybe you organised an event that raised money or the profile of a particular cause. fluent. music. Associate. aspects of your personality and the transferable skills you have developed. basic or conversational. ie writing reports. 3 How important are languages and how best can I demonstrate them? This will depend on the position that you are applying for. or online at www. For instance.
casual job I have been doing. Your CV should be an aid to the employer helping to direct them to the skills and experience they have asked for.ac. the Careers Adviser for PhD students. it might be better to put.lse. it is in your interest to keep this information updated. 9 I have two potential academic referees. Therefore. For more information. ‘References available on request’ on your CV and then discuss it when you get to interview stage. Can I use family and friends instead? The standard convention is to use an academic referee and your most recent employer. 17 2 Can I say. 5 Can I use a referee who is somebody I know well and who already works for the organisation? The standard convention is to use an academic referee and your most recent employer. Top Tips Make sure you will be able to talk enthusiastically at interview about anything you mention in your interests section. 4.uk Did you know? According to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 1 How many referees do I need? Usually two. Which one should I use? This depends on the type of organisation you are applying to and will vary from one individual to another. if you are applying to organisations where the high profile professor will be known (for example if you are applying to another university or a think tank).TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. then any experience can be of interest. 6 Do I have to give my current employer as a reference? It is standard practice to do this. 8 Do I need to get permission from a person before I use them as my referee? Yes. it’s quite likely that the professor may not be that well known outside specialist circles and a reference from someone who knows you better would be more appropriate. It is helpful to give an email address in this instance. preferably one LSE academic and a recent employer. 7 My most recent employer is from a short. high profile professor who doesn’t know me very well. it might be better to put. Avoid obscure abbreviations. ‘References available on request’ at the bottom of your CV and discuss the issue of referees at interview stage. 3 No one in my department knows me.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT References NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 16 5 Academic CVs These are different in several respects from other CVs. 23 per cent of companies had dismissed an employee who had been found to lie or misrepresent information in their application. including CV reviews Email: k. one of them is a well known. How will they be able to write me a reference? Try to make contact with your personal tutor and discuss with them the types of jobs you are applying for. It is even better if you can have a discussion with them and explain the types of jobs you will be applying for and the skills required. or that a previous employer is more impressive and you would rather use that. As well as posting your CV. Your tutor will have access to useful information about you on LSE For You. If you want to use someone else. In some ways this is preferable because it allows you to retain some control over when the employer contacts your referees. jargon or slang. ‘References available on request’? Yes you can. If you don’t. the other one is not very well known but knows me very well. In most other situations. within the last year. ‘References available on request’. then a reference from them may carry some weight. However. it might be better to put.daubney@lse. If you are concerned that your current employer doesn’t know you very well. at the bottom of your CV and discuss the issue of referees at interview stage. look at the PhD section of the Careers’ website. . runs lunchtime seminars on writing academic CVs and applying for academic jobs. Additionally Kate Daubney. the reader may think you are hiding something. If you do not have an employer use two academic referees instead. you can also write about the skills you have gained and comment about your class reports. She is also available for one to one career discussions. All of this will be very useful information for a reference.ac. If you want to use someone else. If you can demonstrate the skills you acquired and apply them to the role you are applying for. Can I use overseas referees? Yes you can. Don’t underestimate your experiences.
I acquired excellent communication skills. Avoids vague generalities Shows understanding of organisation Enrico Smith . and event management. I was instrumental in founding and developing the Diversity Committee. Talk about education and work experience in a way that emphasies relevant skills and achievements States clearly where position was advertised Relevant highlights of candidate’s experience I am particularly drawn to the internship because it provides experience in three key areas in which I am interested. I am interested in gaining experience of the public relations aspect. think about developing your understanding of what a firm is looking for and how you can target your cover letter. Youth Action attracts me because it works to understand and tackle these complicated problems by connecting a wide and varied network of autonomous member organisations. ‘When constructing your application. Thank you for taking the time to read my application. and national level. By chairing sensitive debates in youth forums at the city. As you can see from my CV. and am currently a participant in Oxfam’s Cycle Laos Global Challenge. I have worked on raising money for Drop the Debt.lse. fundraising. I am enthusiastic about supporting the work of Youth Action and gaining the experience that this internship provides in media. Third.SIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCEEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER For further resources and example CVs go to www. I am interested in gaining a better understanding of fundraising because I believe it depends on highly polished communication skills. I am eager to contribute to Youth Action in the work of promoting and expanding its network. I am available for interview at any time and look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours Sincerely. and the opportunity to work with such a respected charity would be invaluable for me.ac. In high school. This year I hosted a weekly radio show that won two LSE Media Group Awards and I was an active contributor to the student newspaper. which worked to examine problems of difference and facilitate open discussions. I am also enthusiastic about the post because of my long-standing interest in issues of social inclusion affecting young people. in working to help realise the potential of young people. I am writing to apply for the unpaid internship offered at Youth Action this summer. I hope to build my future career in the non-profit sector and any chance to sharpen my abilities and knowledge of fundraising would be extremely helpful. consisting of both young people and adults. state. and teenage pregnancy in my diversity work. pursuing a BSc in Social Anthropology.uk/careers ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT Cover letters NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 18 19 125 Shipman House Alnwick Street London W2 0PQ Beatrice Crier Income Development & PR Department Youth Action – London 29 October 2009 Dear Ms Crier. I would welcome the opportunity to work with the UK Youth magazine and learn more about online journalism. school-leavers. First.’ Writes precisely about why he wants to work for TB4. most importantly. which I saw advertised on the Working for an MP website. though I have considerable experience in the logistics of event management through my work as a Senior Steward at the LSE Events Office. Your organisation has a long history and is a leader in its field. Please find enclosed my CV as requested. I have recently completed my second year at the London School of Economics. I also gained an understanding of the intricacy of issues such as under-age drug use. advocating the benefits of high-quality youth work and. I am eager to develop my skills in media. Second.
end with ‘Yours faithfully’. or ‘Can you help me?’ 14 Can someone check my cover letter? We have a specific CV and cover letter checking service. Careers Adviser ‘It’s obvious when a candidate has sent the same CV and covering letter to every company so please don’t do this. then you must. LECG 12 Should I use a cover letter with an application form? Yes. this is a question of interpretation. ‘Dear Sir’ or ‘Dear Madam’. Ask a member of the information team who will be happy to direct you. If you are sending a speculative application you can be less specific. right-hand corner of the letter.’ Tim Battrick. Do not indent the paragraphs as this is considered old-fashioned. Don’t think that because this information is on your CV you don’t need to put it on the cover letter. In most cases though. capable of thinking clearly and a motivated. Associate. 2. the way you write and present yourself says a lot about you. Pages can become separated easily. The secret of writing a good cover letter lies in using your qualifications and experience to show that you are the best person for the position.ac. skills and qualities you have which are relevant to the job and provide good evidence to back up your claims. or Ms For a business letter. ie Professor. If you want to maximise your chances of success you should treat them both seriously. If your letter begins with. tailored to the competencies that are required by the employer. 21 5 What is the correct length and layout of a cover letter? In general. do your research and show you are genuinely motivated and enthusiastic about what the organisation does. A good cover letter will highlight your key strengths and motivation for wanting to work for a particular organisation. If a name is not given. Writing in paragraphs and sentences shows your mastery of English grammar. 8 How do I sign off? If you address the letter to a named individual. visit our website: www. we have a number of guides and reference books containing examples of cover letters in the careers information room. What is the purpose of a cover letter? The cover letter is a chance for you to highlight the skills and achievements. 13 Are there any example cover letters in the Careers Service? Yes. call the company and ask for a named individual who deals with (graduate) recruitment. normally the Managing Director. . 7 What is the correct salutation or greeting? Your name and address should be clearly shown at the top. We also have numerous resources in the Careers Information Room to assist with application forms. Write in a clear and logical manner and remember. ‘Assistance required for LSE student’.SIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCEEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO For further resources and example CVs go to www.uk/careers STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 20 1 What is a cover letter? A cover letter is a one-page document that is sent and read in conjunction with your CV. Ms usually works. For full details and information on how to book an appointment. Can you do the same with bullet points? 16 How can I impress on employers that I can make a positive difference to their organisation? Try and identify the experience.lse. Go beyond the obvious on their website. Monday to Thursday in term time and appointments available during vacations. The letter should be about three to four paragraphs long with each separated by a single line. you can send a word processed letter. why you are applying for the job. This is what employers are looking for and will help you stand out from other applicants. 10 Should I hand write a cover letter? Opinions differ as to whether or not you should hand write your cover letter. Date the letter and send it to a named person. If addressing a female it’s worth finding out if they are Mrs.’ Maddie Smith. Do make sure you use the correct spelling of their name. the CV or the cover letter? They are both important. work experience and other interesting aspects of your life. which are good news for readers with short attentions spans.lse. extra curricular. active learner. Sentences should be roughly 14 words long.ac. The recruiter will form an impression of you based on both documents. 6 How do I know who to write to? It is usual to reply to the name used in the advert or application pack. Show them that you are a clear-headed person. Do come in and speak to any of the information staff who are happy to direct you. If you need further advice about filing in application forms. Miss. Did you know? 60 per cent of CVs are mailed to the wrong person. Use dark ink because it is easier for photocopying. gripping paragraphs. cover letters are one side of typed A4 and are set out like a formal business letter. according to a survey by Forum3. Show that you’ve researched the organisation and the sector and say something specific about your motivation for the role and the organisation. and some interesting. sign off with ‘Yours sincerely’. Make sure the letter is neat and legible. ‘It’s really important your covering letter says something specific and unique about why you want to work for that company. The correct greeting in a business letter is always formal. The last paragraph should focus on the employer. The CV will then go into more detail about what you have achieved. Don’t try to be too creative! Something along the lines of. If you are asked specifically to write it. It highlights relevant skills and achievements. Dr. 9 What do I put as the subject header when sending my cover letter via email? Title the email ‘Application for (job title)’. 11 Can I use bullet points in a cover letter? While there is nothing to stop you using bullet points remember that you are writing a formal business letter which needs to be written clearly and succinctly. Before each application it might help to start with a blank piece of paper. 4 How long should the cover letter be? Something around 400 words is about right and certainly not more than one page of A4 paper. This will mean short. Mr.uk/careers 3 What needs to be included in a cover letter? Recruiters expect you to show that you match what they want. 15 Which is more important. Remember. It is also a chance for you to demonstrate your knowledge of the organisation to which you are applying. It will be a précis of your life to date. The first two paragraphs should focus on these achievements: academic. The cover letter is often the first thing the recruiter sees and will set their expectations for what is to follow. you can book an appointment to speak with a careers advisor. relevant facts that you have discovered about that company. Ms etc. It normally begins with ‘Dear’ and usually includes the person’s last name and title. We advise strongly that you address your cover letter to a named person. which are especially relevant to that particular employer. sharp sentences that make for concise. Write down exactly what you want this employer to know about you.
it runs the risk of someone actually reading it and not being hugely impressed. This is true up to a point. but it makes more sense to assume that they will and therefore make sure it’s good. The strongest cover letters show that you have done some research but also make a link between you and the organisation.lse. However. Keep the language friendly but formal. 22 What is the difference between a cover letter and a letter of motivation? If by letter of motivation you refer to the French ‘lettre de motivation’. You can end by reaffirming your enthusiasm or your suitability. then go away and check it again later. why not give it one last check? The following check list runs through the main sections of CV (these are not set in stone) and ends with some final general thoughts. If you assume that no one will read it and don’t bother to put much effort in. emphasising the transferable skills that you have acquired.SIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCEEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO For further resources and example CVs go to www. You do not need to focus on all aspects of your life to date in the letter. Think about how you would really speak to an employer at interview.g. How can I demonstrate that I know the differences? It is often assumed that the way to impress an organisation is to show that you have carried out a lot of research. what awards it has won and in what markets it is strongest is. Always end on a positive note. Will anyone actually read my cover letter? There are no guarantees.ac. 20 I have unusual circumstances. ❑ Have you included greater detail on more relevant experience (possibly increasing impact with the use of headings e. in reality. The list is not exhaustive but can help you spot any major omissions. . 21 Can I have a standard cover letter? Best avoided! See question 3. Legal Experience)? ❑ For speculative CVs.uk/careers STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT CV check list NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS 22 17 How can I explain why I’ve chosen this sector? You need to demonstrate a realistic understanding of what is involved in working in any given sector and then show that you have skills and achievements that match. raised £500 for a student society)? 23 Education and Awards ❑ Have you highlighted the most relevant modules? ❑ Has your CV mentioned any academic awards and scholarships? ❑ Have you showcased your research skills by mentioning your dissertation (both the title and the methodology where relevant)? Extracurricular activities ❑ Have you mentioned any volunteering activities you have been involved in? ❑ Are you involved in any societies/hold any positions of responsibility or have particular achievements? ❑ Have you highlighted any international experience? ❑ Are you able to plug any work experience gaps with evidence of team working examples drawn from different aspects of your university life Work Experience ❑ Has your CV clearly demonstrated evidence of the skills outlined in the advert and person specification? ❑ Have you provided sufficient detail of your activities and achievements to convince the employer that you are both capable and committed? 19. telling the employer things they already know about themselves. Top Tips 18 All the organisations I am looking at seem to be the same. Hopefully. Be positive! Use action words but don’t lose sight of your own style. Finally. a paragraph full of facts about how many people work for an organisation. before submitting. only those areas in which you feel the employer will be interested. have you identified the skills that are important in your chosen area? ❑ Have you quantified your success (e. as result of following the principles outlined in this booklet. and then get a friend to check it.g. Check your letter several times. then there is no difference as it is means simply a cover letter in English. how should I present these in a cover letter? You need to think about the needs of the employer that you are approaching and try to present the information to meet those needs. Avoid repeating key words or phrases. you now have a first class CV that wins interviews. We have stressed throughout this booklet the necessity of creating a CV that is targeted to a particular employer and to a particular job.
The content is excellent and there are many example CVs to illustrate the points. Is there evidence of achievement? ❑ Objective: finally.ac. if you were the employer with a list of essential competencies. Susie Lawrence. Concise and clever advice. Lesley Martin. Keep an eye on the Careers website throughout the year to see future developments: www. relevant to careers particularly popular among LSE students.lse.ac.prospects. sector briefings and job application advice. Gary Woodward and Kezia Richmond . Iain McLoughlin.uk The Best Job-Hunt Book in the World (Max Eggert) A third of this book is about CVs. We are in the process of compiling a library of example CVs.ac.lse.co. could you tick these off very quickly and make a quick decision to offer an interview? 101 Best Cover Letters (Jay Block and Michael Betrus) Some good examples here. There are many books on CVs in our careers library.SIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCEEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW NSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCEEXPERIENCESP NS TIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSO ATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFRESPONSIBILITYEMPLOYMENT AT For further resources and example CVs go to ‘Inside LSE Careers’ – www.ac.uk/careers 25 Interests ❑ Have you used this section to demonstrate examples of additional skills such as team work (team sports) or leadership (leading an expedition / organising a trip)? ❑ Have you concentrated on key interests rather than giving a long list? References ❑ Can they be contacted easily? ❑ Have you briefed your referees about the role and what is expected? General ❑ Appearance: does it look good even before you read it? ❑ Accuracy: has it been checked for spelling/grammatical errors? ❑ Mind the gap: have you checked there are no gaps in your history? How to write a curriculum vitae: Edited by Olivia Wilson Written by Shaun Harris. LSE Careers Service website The Careers website contains information on CV writing and further resources. We’d recommend the following to get started with: Making Applications (AGCAS) Don’t be put off by the mundane design.uk/careers STARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTER ESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYEXPERIENC ES ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEW ORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESEXPERIENCESPE O OFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT SOFRESPONSIBILITYCURRICULUMVITAEPERSONALDETAILSWORKCLARITYEXPERIEN SO NTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFR ANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONSOFEMPLOYMENTINT AN Further resources resources TIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINT CTIVITIESREFEREESTARGETEDEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTCLARITYEXPERIE CT Further NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMENTINTERVIEWRELEVANTINFORMATIONCLARITYACHIEVEMENTEVIDENCEPOSITIONS NALDETAILSWORKEXPERIENCESPECIFICSKILLSINTERESTSACTIVITIESEMPLOYMEN N 24 Languages and other additional skills ❑ Have you mentioned any language skills and level attained? ❑ Does your CV give account of any specialist IT skills (statistical packages for example)? ❑ Relevance: have you given priority (space) to the most relevant skills/experience? Have you looked at what you have written from the employer’s perspective? ❑ Targeting: have you targeted your skills and achievements to this specific job? ❑ Length: does it fit cleanly on to 1 or 2 pages without looking too cluttered? ❑ Format: does the style reveal your full potential? Does it follow a consistent layout? ❑ Clarity: is the content clear and concise? ❑ Honesty: is the content true and accurate? Could you back it up at interview? ❑ Focus: is it easy to see what type of work you would be good at? ❑ Purposeful: do you sound assertive and positive (lots of action verbs).lse. Guardian jobs: http://jobsadvice.uk On this site you can find occupational profiles. Websites: Prospects: www.uk/careers www.guardian.
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