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Are you fully prepared to meet your future employer? During the ACD you can visit the Career Corner which will help you to prepare for your future career in each possible way. At the Career Corner you can get your CV checked, a new LinkedIn photo taken and advice on how to dress in formal situations. Every day there will be a variety of companies to assist you. Check the program to see which companies will be at the Career Corner and when.
When you have some time between activities you can come by the Career Corner and gain some relevant knowledge about how to dress, how to present yourself during an interview or personal career advice. The companies in the Career Corner are specialized in offering career advice so feel free to ask them anything!
You do not have to sign up for the activities in the Career Corner, you can step by at any time.
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Need any tips on how to write a CV? Read this article by Joust about what a good CV entails.
Writing a good CV quickly and easily
Joust reads various CVs and gives workshops about making your CV more perfect, so we are familiar with the best tips and latest trends. We are happy to share these with students!
Do you have a hard time with making a good cv? You are not the only one! After reading the following tips, you will become more acquainted with it.
Your CV is basically an overview of your experiences regarding schooling and work. It is important to have a clear and relevant CV, as recruiters and managers tend to judge you on this. The aim is to show in the most efficient manner why you are the right candidate for the job. It is good to have a basic CV that you can adjust on basis of the job you are applying for. This way you can show which experiences and competences you already have that match with the demands and wishes of the vacancy. This is why we provide you with a list of the elements that make a perfect CV!
Start with your personal and contactdetails. This is very straightforward: your name, place of birth and date, nationality, current address, phone number, email address, and a professional photo of yourself.
You start your CV with a personal note by writing a short and personal profile. Here you describe in 3 or 4 sentences who you are and what you would like to do. Think about what I am good at? What are my values and norms regarding working? Which ambition do I have after my study? Do not name any information that you will name in one of the other parts of your CV. It is good to first write your basic CV without a personal profile and adding this as the last element. Make note of the demands of the vacancy you are applying for, here you can make sure that you are a right fit for the position.
Education and certificates
Currently you are working hard to obtain your impressive certificate which deserves a nice and prominent spot on your CV. Always begin with the most recent form of education and end with your high school education (including the months and years you spent on it). Mention it when you are still studying and also show the expected graduation date. Also mention the graduation dates of the studies your finished. Do you have a propedeuse, a minor or a specialization is good to write down in the descriptions of your studies. Did you write a thesis that is relevant for the vacancy you are applying for? Make sure to write this down too!
For relevant certificates, a new separate heading can be used.
At the first glance it might not be obvious how a student like you can have relevant working experience, but do not underestimate this. What is important is to keep trying to relate to the function you are sending your CV to what their target group is. Have you always made up the cash box on your side job, do refer to this! Think of the value added concerning the vacancy you are applying for; do not mention any irrelevant tasks but for sure do not forget any valuable ones. Start your working experience with the the time you worked in months and the year, followed by the function and the company you worked at. Beneath, you describe your activities. If you have some more obvious working experience, refer to the results and the successes. Keep in mind the function profile you are applying for.
It is important for students to describe their extracurricular activities as these distinguish them from the rest. Think about your additions at you study or student association, participations at workshops or trainings and projects next to your studies (like an honours program). Mention your role within these activities and potentially name eventual numbers or group size. Think of anything conforming the vacancy you are applying for. An exchange to another country can be very significant to present your experiences and competences (either here or under ‘Education’). Does your year traveling make up a hole in your working experience? You can mention your trip here.
Skills and competences
This is the spot to write down your skills (that are relevant for the function or organization you are applying for). Here you can mention the languages you speak on a professional or basic level and the programs that you (kinda) know how to work with. Are you good in Excel? Refer how you used this with in working experience or extracurricular activities. You can also write down your competences which you mastered during your studies, working experience and extracurricular activities. Always relate those to the vacancy you are applying for.
Interests and hobbies
You give a personal twist to your CV by mentioning your interests and hobbies. Additionally, you might have something in common with the recruiter. Think about the way you present yourself when you describe your hobbies. Watching Netflix is a hobby of many, but this does not add anything personal to your profile. Do you read the Financial Times every day, do you read financial websites or do you enjoy investing? Bring it up!
Sports are also considered hobbies. Are you a sports fanatic or do you play it on a top level? This shows your drive and persistence. Do you teach, coach a team or are you in some other way active at your sports association? You can then mention this at ‘Extracurricular activities’ or a separate heading. Experiences related to other associations like the scouts or a (local) event can be written down here too.
- Save a separate basic CV on your computer which you can adjust based on your application.
- Mark in the vacancy you would like to apply on the required experiences and show them in your own CV
- Never make a CV longer than two A4s. You would like to trigger the recruiter in wanting to get to know more about you in the most efficient and quick manner, without showing everything already.
- Let someone else check your CV
- Make sure that your CV fits you
Good luck with optimizing your CV!
Do you want to get your cv checked by one of our consultants? Send an email with your cv to email@example.com and receive feedback.
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression”. Een cv is een van de eerste dingen die een recruiter ziet van jou. Welke eerste indruk wil jij maken bij een bedrijf? Wat zet je dan in je cv? Hoe maak je eigenlijk een cv? Wij zetten het voor je op een rijtje, check de link: http://bit.ly/ACD-Qompas !