WELCOME TO THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Presidency University career development center works effectively since its establishment on 15 October 2018.The center has coordinated with different companies/organizations and has been able to arrange job/internship for our University students.
- The mission of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to guide students through the process of educational, career and personal discovery in preparing them for success in the corporate world.
- Empowering and connecting our students to the job market by providing a comprehensive array of career programs and services of the highest quality. In case of any queries please don’t hesitate to call the undersigned.
CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
How to write a CV?
- A CV, which stands for curriculum vitae, is a document used when applying for jobs. It allows you to summarize your education, skills and experience enabling you to successfully sell your abilities to potential employers.
How long should a CV be?
- To save space only includes the main points of your education and experience. Stick to relevant information and don't repeat what you've said in your cover letter.
- As a recent graduate your CV may only take up one page and that's ok. Some medical or academic CVs may be longer depending on your experience.
What to include in a CV?
- Contact details - Include your full name, home address, mobile number and email address. Unless you're applying for acting or modeling job you don't need to include your date of birth or a photograph.
- Profile - A CV profile is a concise statement that highlights your key attributes and helps you stand out from the crowd. Usually placed at the beginning of the CV it picks out a few relevant achievements and skills, while expressing your career aims. A good CV profile focuses on the sector you're applying to, as your cover letter will be job-specific. Keep CV personal statements short and snappy - 100 words is the perfect length. Discover how to write a personal statement for your CV.
- Work experience - List your experience in reverse date order, making sure that anything you mention is relevant to the job you're applying for. If you have plenty of relevant work experience, this section should come before education.
- Skills and achievements - This is where you talk about the foreign languages you speak and the IT packages you can competently use. The key skills that you list should be relevant to the job. Don't exaggerate your abilities, as you'll need to back up your claims at interview. If you've got lots of job-specific skills you should do a skills-based CV.
- Education - List and date all previous education, including professional qualifications. Place the most recent first. Include specific modules only where relevant.
- Interests - 'Socializing', 'going to the cinema' and 'reading' aren't going to catch a recruiter’s attention. However, relevant interests can provide a more complete picture of which you are, as well as giving you something to talk about at interview. Examples include writing your own blog if you want to be a journalist, or being part of a drama group if you're looking to get into sales.
- References - You don't need to provide the names of referees at this stage. You also don't need to say 'references available upon request' as most employers would assume this to be the case.
- Avoid fonts such as Comic Sans. Choose something professional, clear and easy to read such Arial or Times New Roman. Use a font size between 10 and 12 to make sure that potential employers can read your CV. Ensure all fonts and font sizes are consistent throughout.
- Section headings are a good way to break up your CV. Ensure they stand out by making them larger (font size 14 or 16) and bold.
- List everything in reverse chronological order so the recruiter sees your work history and most recent achievements first.
- Keep it concise by using clear spacing and bullet points. This type of CV layout allows potential employers to skim your CV and quickly pick out important information first.
- If you're posting your CV, print it on white A4 paper. Only print on one side and don't fold your CV - you don't want it to arrive creased.
How to make a CV?
- Even though most jobs don't require smooth talking skills, getting through the interview often does. You don't have to answer every interview question perfectly, but you can improve your interview skills. Here are 10 interview skills that will help you land the job.
1. Do your background research.
- This may not seem like an actual interview skill, but it is. If you walk into an interview saying, "Now, what do you do again?" and "Do you guys have funding yet?" you're doomed before you begin. No matter how sparkly your personality is, you have to do the background research.
2. Be polite to everyone.
- You may have heard stories of people who were rude to the receptionist, cut someone off in the parking lot, or yelled at the barista at the coffee shop around the corner and then didn't get the job. These things happen, and they can ruin your chances. I will never, ever, not in a million years hire the person who is rude to the receptionist or barista. Many recruiters and hiring managers feel the same.
3. Watch your body language.
This one is a bit harder. List the body language mistakes that people make. Some of them are especially important in an interview. For instance:
- Lean in or sit up straight to show you're interested.
- Keep eye contact so you look honest, but don't just lock in a stare, because then you look aggressive
- Don't nod too much. Yes, you want to show agreement, but too many nods and you start to look like you don't truly care.
4. Watch your real language.
- If you have a potty mouth, save it for your friends, and not for the interview. If the interviewer is letting the f-bombs fly, you can feel more comfortable doing the same, but otherwise, use words that express your actual feelings and ideas.
5. Review your own resume.
- You know what you did, right? Are you sure? I once got caught off guard in an interview when the hiring manager asked me a specific question about an accomplishment on my resume. I had to stumble for a minute before my brain latched on to what she was talking about. Don't make that mistake. Refresh your memory, especially old jobs.
6. Prepare for standard questions.
- Lots of interviewers are going to ask you to "tell me about a time when ..." followed by something appropriate for your field and this particular job. You should have great answers prepared for this.
7. Prepare your wardrobe.
- Yes, people judge you by what you're wearing. Most interviewers aren't going to care the brand of your jacket, or if the heel of your shoe is scuffed, but you should be dressed appropriately. Generally, for most professional jobs that means a suit, or one step lower. If you're concerned, go to their parking lot before the interview and watch people come out. If their style is business casual, you should wear a suit. If they are wearing jean and flip flops, you're probably fine in business casual, but better to be overdressed than underdressed, in most industries.
8. Prepare your questions.
- Don't ask questions that could be answered by looking at the company website. Do ask questions about the challenges of the position, what success looks like, and how this position fits in with the organization's goals. Remember, you want to look like you're really interested in succeeding in this position, and you need this information to do so.
9. Don't badmouth your former employer.
- You're most likely going to be asked why you're looking to leave your current job (or why you left your last job if you're unemployed). Don't lie, but don't be super negative either. "My boss is a huge jerk. She is nit-picky, plays favorites, and smells like tuna fish." These things may all be true, but you don't come out looking good. Figure out how to explain why you're leaving, why you got fired, what you learned from it, and how this all means this new job is a great fit.
10. Don't forget the thank you card.
- It doesn't have to be a card anymore; an email will do just fine. You can get hired without one, but it's a nice gesture to send a quick follow up email to the hiring manager and recruiter. It keeps you in their minds and shows your politeness, which brings this full circle. You begin by being nice to everyone, and you end the interview by being nice to everyone, and you increase your chances.
Don't panic at the thought of your next interview. Prepare and in advance, and you'll do a great job.
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