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Business English | How to Make your CV in English

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Business English | How to Make your CV in English

Jon Williams, To Teach is to Learn Twice

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13 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction: Why you need a CV in English

      1:23
    • 2. Course Plan

      0:50
    • 3. Overview of the Recruitment Process

      2:04
    • 4. Overview of the CV

      4:14
    • 5. CV Elements - Headers

      2:21
    • 6. CV Elements - How to write the Objective

      10:33
    • 7. CV Elements - How to Write the Job Descriptions

      8:32
    • 8. CV Elements - Skills Vocabulary

      8:26
    • 9. CV Elements - How to Write Skills Descriptions

      8:05
    • 10. CV Templates in PowerPoint

      9:10
    • 11. CV Build Your CV using the Template

      14:21
    • 12. SkillShare Project Make your CV

      0:47
    • 13. Maintain your CV

      7:06
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Hi, I'm Jon Williams of Native 1. I have been teaching Business English here in Poland for the past 10 years, and I have helped many of my students to prepare a CV in English. 

In today's job market around the world, a CV is one of the most important personal documents you can have. A CV or resume, is unlike most other forms of writing you have learned. It must be laid out in a very specific manner for recruiters and employers to quickly read and make a fast decision whether to move you on to the next step or not.

I am here to help. This course was designed for non-native English speakers, but in truth, anyone needing to write their CV in English can benefit from this course. This course will teach you the following:

- An Overview of the Recruitment Process

- An Overview of the CV/Resume and the different types there are

- The Elements of a CV

- How to write the Objective, Job Descriptions, and Skills Descriptions

- the Grammatical forms you will need to write the Descriptions

- Vocabulary for the Skills Descriptions

- Some tips for maintaining your CV long term

After you have finished the course, you will be ready to write and publish your CV in English, and I would love to see the results of your projects.

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Jon Williams

To Teach is to Learn Twice

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Hi, I'm Jon Williams and in one way or another, I've been teaching my whole life. For the past 10 years, I have been teaching English and Business English as a native speaker in Poland. I have my own private teaching business, and it gives me so much joy and pride to see my students always making progress.

One of my most important values is innovation. I'm always looking for ways to improve on what I'm doing. So several years ago, I started incorporating digital technology in my classroom (private office) and taking it with me on in-company lessons, and at the university where I teach. 

I believe that we live in a digital world, where more and more learners appreciate being able to engage in the topics they learn in a visual way. That is why I am a big fan of using Mi... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Why you need a CV in English: whether you are a young person, just out of university, with no experience or you're an experienced professional. Now more than ever, it is highly important that you have a CB in English as the graphic. So she the current career that air is not as I used to be, where a person could find a job in maintaining for the rest of his career. The average millennial and Generation Z worker. We'll have changed jobs an estimated 12 times in their working careers. You may not be a native English speaker, but you are in a global job market where everywhere you look English is a requirement for work. I study the chart for a moment and noticed the percentage of employees who have the English skills needed for their jobs for the percentage of people who don't have the skills they need. That means there is an opportunity for you in the job market If you have the right English skills, it is this need for people with good English and the anticipation that you would need to change jobs. Many times that has led me to this point building your CV here with me 2. Course Plan: this video will aim to teach you what you need to know about creating a CV in English. We will begin with an overview of the recruitment process and how the CPI helps you in this process. Next, you will learn the elements a CV should have and some useful advice about how to get the most out of your CV. After that, you will learn how to make the descriptions for each section. We will then take everything you have learned and build your CV. Finally, I will share with you some tips on how to maintain your new CV for the long term. 3. Overview of the Recruitment Process: let's start with the overview of the recruitment process as a whole. The job seeker looks up and down the job boards for opportunities and applies to the ones that interest them. You may send out a number of CVS to potential employers. Then your CV would be added to a collection that is studied by recruiters for potential. This is the screening process. Successful. CVS will then be invited and for an interview. The screening process is where your C V will be quickly reviewed by quickly. I mean less than a minute. So your CV needs to make a quick impression. There are five key things recruiters are looking for, and they are your name, your current company in position. Other companies and positions you have worked for all starting in dates to your jobs listed and your educational information for the CVS that made it through the screening process. They have been invited for an interview. At this point, it is your personality, your story and your perceived fit for the position that will determine the rest. Some companies shortlist their favorites and invite them back for a second interview to discuss terms once terms have been agreed a background check could be performed. They will contact your references and perhaps even have a look at your social media profiles. And at the end of it all, the chosen will be informed that they have been offered a job. 4. Overview of the CV: Let's go back to Stage one of the recruiting process. It all starts with the C V. It is the key that unlocks the door to Stage two. Many people fall into the trap that their CV has to contain everything the recruiter needs to know about them. What the C V really does is provide a picture humping visual, not a whole life story. Put yourself in the place of the recruiter. They have anywhere from 50 to 100 CVS to study. They will try to get through their stack as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to help your CV past the first screening they will appreciate that your CV is concise to the point and relevant to the position. They will also appreciate that it is organized and easy to read. They will not read every little word. So why include little words? Lo new your CV with power words to help it make a strong impression. If you make it through the first round, they will come back to your CV and study it in more detail. They will not appreciate a C V that is longer than one page one that is wordy when that is not well organized, one that is repetitive nor one that contains a lot of Evers. Finally, your CV is a snapshot of yourself and your story, not a whole book about you. Remember, we only want to put in just enough to get noticed and nothing more. There are three basic types of CV that you can use. Firstly, there is the chronological CV. With this E V, you can build a comprehensive or complete CV, then narrow it down to a more targeted CV. A targeted TV is customized to a potential employer. What that means is you pick and choose out of all your experience, which to show to the recruiter. The third type of CV is a functional CV. A functional CV is more for people who have less experience, such as recent university graduates. Yet they still want to show who they are, what they know and what they can do in your package. You have everything you need to create a comprehensive prime, a logical TV. Let's review the package that was included in your download. There are two CV templates, one is the chronological CV, and the other is the infographic functional CV. Also included is that resume builder workbook. You should print this out and use it to organize in practice, writing out your information. There is also an action verbs vocabulary reference to aid you in building your job descriptions. Lastly, there is a skills vocabulary reference to help you fill out that part of your CV in the next section. We're going to learn about the elements of a C V and how to make the descriptions. 5. CV Elements - Headers: here we can find the elements that are one page resume should contain. In order to make the CV clear and easy to read. We need clear headers. Firstly, there are your personal details. This is more of a section than heading. It should contain your contact information in your job title if you're already employed. Next, we have our objective. Other ways to call This isn't about me section or a personal statement, whichever sounds best to you. Then we have our educational information. Which lists are higher education and degrees and four fleet. We have our career experience. These are all of our jobs we have had in the past until the present. In some cultures, the educational information comes before the career experience and in other cultures, career experience comes before education. These two are really interchangeable. What is important is that we have clear headings and that we clearly marked with bold the start and end dates for our career experience. And when we finished our degrees. Fifth Lee, we have our professional qualifications. These are the licenses and certificates you have earned and finally we want to list our skills. Skills can be broken down into two categories that will be soft skills or people skills and hard skills or technical skills. All together, these make up the sections of the C V. This acts as a road map for the recruiter to quickly find the information they are looking for about us in the first screening. 6. CV Elements - How to write the Objective: now that we have our headers here in this next element, we will develop the language and style needed for the descriptions. We will begin with the personal statement or objective. We will look at how to approach right in this description for the best results. Additionally, I will show you a proper way destructor your sentences. Secondly, we will develop our ability to write job descriptions and duties for our past jobs. I will show you a good style that safe space and I will explain you how the sense of structure should be. Then I'll give you some examples. Included in your package is an action verb glossary that can help you to build your job descriptions. Thirdly, I will review with you the skills, vocabulary, words and phrases to describe your skill level and ability and the styles we will use to put them into your CV. Additionally, in your package is a skills vocabulary reference along with a questionnaire to help you figure out which skills to put in your CV. I want you to take notes on a scratch sheet of paper or in your resume builder workbook and at different points, pause if you need to give yourself time to think about what information you will put in each of these sections. Let's start with how to write the objective. Well, personal statement. There are a couple of ways you can think about writing this description. You consider it around yourself and what you are bringing to the table that is your personal statement. Or you can make it about the position, what you are looking for in a position and how it will suit your abilities. That is your objective. My approach is to bring the two together to show reciprocity. I say that with me reciprocity. This means the give and the take. What you are bringing to the table is the give, and what you expect of the company is the take. This approach shows that you know your value, and you expect the company who hires you to know your value as well. Next, we will explore the dramatic style we're going to use in our description sections. There are three areas we are going to develop when it comes to the dramatic style structure of our descriptions. Number one is we shouldn't use full sentences. Secondly, we want to avoid law worthy explanations. Thirdly, for your CV to be clearly understood, we need consistent this structures. Call parallelism. Let's look at four sentences vs participle closets. If you are an English learners, you have probably heard your teacher always asking you to speak in full sentences. Well, we're not going to do that here, have a look at the comparison. We want to prioritise space saving and concise is toe full sentence grammar. We start a full sentence with the subject that is a person, place or thing or idea that is doing the action. Then we have our action verb put into a verb tense. For this section the objective. We are actively looking for a position so we should use the present continuous or we are stating what we want. So it could be a motile structures such as would like. After the verb tens comes the object of the sentence. It is highly important in English that we do not split the object from the verb. All other structures should come after the object. These are structures like proposition or phrases in time expressions. Let's bring in our example sentence. I am seeking a position in the financial services company. This basic sentence has all the parts a subject in action, tense, an object and other parts, which is a proposition hope phrase. However, for the purposes of writing a CV, we will be making some grammar omissions like subject works and auxiliary verbs. I and what that leaves us with is a participle cloth. A participle clause omits the subject and auxiliary verb to the tents. Everything else stays the same. There are two kinds of participle. President, the i N G form of the verb and past participles, the E. D or irregular past form. Let's see what happened to our original sentence I am seeking a position in a financial services company was shortened to seeking a position in the financial services company. The mission of the subject and the auxiliary verb used less space. We would use this same principle in the job descriptions. At this point, we're going to build on our example sentence and include more other parts. First, we will explain the why. Why are we looking for a position in a financial services firm? We can use either a clause of reason with because we're so or we can use an infinitive of reason. Our expanded example now reads seeking a position in a financial services firm because I would like to develop my knowledge of financial markets. The introduction of because means that we must act the subject in front of the verb, thereby making our closets intense a little longer. Now we used the infinitive instead, and it keeps the same meaning. But you can clearly see it uses fewer words. Notice how all these style points are space savers, space saving while maintaining the meaning and organization. Thirdly, we will build even further on our example sentence by adding a list of structures after the other part. Lists of objects after a verb or proposition have to follow the rules of parallelism, which basically means that all the objects in the list must be the same structure. If we use a verb that is followed by an infinitive verb, and we list three follow verbs, all three must be an infinitive form. The same goes with Darren's and now phrases after verbs or propositions. Here's our example seeking a position in the financial services firm to make use of make use of what make use of my ability with numbers, make use of my knowledge of accounting or make use of my proficiency with Microsoft Excel. It was the proposition of that makes everything after it an object of the proposition, meaning we must use either a noun phrase or Jared phrase in all the structures putting it all together. We save space with the participle clause. We explain with an infinitive another spare saver. Then we added a lot of additional information with the parallelism list. We save space where it didn't matter on the front end, and we loaded the back end of one sentence with a lot of key information. And by having the right word, order and consistency, this stop is clear and understandable to the reader. No, let's finish this off with an example seeking a position in a investment firm to add to my previous experience in the financial industry my skill and providing customer service and my ability to multi task under high pressure situations. Now let us analyze whether this example also shows reciprocity what I bring and what I expect at this point, you want to pause the video and complete objective section of the resume. Builder Workbook was an example of your own 7. CV Elements - How to Write the Job Descriptions: Now that you have filled Dan your objective or personal statement, we're going to do the work history section of the resume builder workbook. There are three points I would like to stress in this section. One. Do we want to use a block style or should we use bullet points? Secondly, we will review the same sentence structure we used in the objective section. And thirdly, we will have a look at some examples. Let's start with an example taken from my own work history descriptions. Worked directly with clients on non advisory requests. Perform Daily Account Administration handled a CH and wire transfer requests. Prepared quarterly building of management. Weise participated in the preparation of monthly and quarterly compliance reports updates IT company website daily. Now let's see the same information put into bullet points. The bullet points give us more readability and it highlights our descriptions of the experience, which helps in the second screaming not the first. We don't want to use more space on lower priority information for the first screen because it draws the recruiters attention away from higher priority information during the first screening. Blocks Down offers a space savings. It maintains visual hierarchy of our CV, that is, headers, the job titles in dates, education and descriptions. These are the five things recruiters are looking for in the first round. This keeps the focus of the first greener on all our priority information getting us through the first screen. When the second screen comes around, they will read our descriptions in more detail, So a block style doesn't hurt us here. No, let's use the same job description to review the sentence structure. We want to use the same structure that we used in filling out the objective. However, instead of using the present participle, we will use the past participle or past simple for for irregular verbs. In our example, I used mostly E D verbs describing your duties. Your routines specifically also includes a timing, manner and frequency. The action was done. Time interval adverbs include words such as daily weekly, mostly quarterly, semi annually and annually. The placement goes between the participle in this case performed and the Object Account Administration. Our example performed Daily Account Administration. Let's bring in the other examples, notice the last example where we put daily at the end of the sentence. Adverbs can modify verbs and adjectives. In this case, however, shooting sit between the verb and adjective because it might be too confusing. While the word company is normally a noun in this example, company website is a compound now and then, now in the first position is treated like an adjective because it describes the nature of the second. Now, if we put daily in between the verb and the adjective, it could cause confusion. Therefore, we shall move it to the end of the sentence. Next, let's look at punctuation. What we want to do is use a semi colon as our separator. In my example, there were six clauses and send me calling separates each clause not full stops or Calmus moving on. We will use parallelism. If a verb has two or more objects in this case, we can use it. If some of our clauses could use one common verb, have another look at the example and see the highlighted verbs. The's verbs all have a similar meaning, so if we want it, we could combine all these clauses under one common verb to shorten our example and save more space. In this example, we could use perform and then list other clauses with the verb perform and get rid of the other highlighted verbs. No example reads. Worked directly with clients on non advisory requests. Performed Daily Account Administration, A, C H and wire transfer requests quarterly building management fees. Monthly quarterly compliance reports in daily company website Update notice The punctuation changed here to Comus because this is a parallelism list now and no longer separate participle closets. By doing it this way, we saved a few words and some space up of our descriptions, helping us to load our CV with as much information as possible while keeping it to one page . Finally, let's view some problem examples followed by the corrected examples. The first example. You can see that we change the verb from infinitive to participle, and we change the adverb to come directly after the participle. The second example. We also fix the placement of the advert. Additionally, you will have noticed the repetition by using the verb created a second time. We have two options here. One. We could combine the two clauses under the one verb and use parallelism, the structure with a comma, or we could just use a synonym of the first verb and keep the participle clause structure the next correction. We fix some unwanted repetition. In this case, we have one object with two verbs and common. So we combined the two verbs to the same clause the next. A couple of examples. We fixed the participles in the final mistake. The whole clause is just one big repetition of the same points from other examples. And now the spring. In the final example of how it should look on the CB at this point, pause the video and write down job descriptions for all of your jobs past and present in the resume builder workbook. 8. CV Elements - Skills Vocabulary: twit review of the vocabulary included in your package is the skills, vocabulary, builder and questionnaire. You should have those in front of you now. Vocabulary builder has the words and the basic meanings in English. I will explain all of the words here. You can use your vocabulary reference for that, but I will pronounce all the words and maybe say a few things about some of the more difficult words. When it comes to skills. There are two types, soft skills and hard skills. The soft skills can be broken down into 10 categories, which we could see here. So let's get to it. The first category is communications gives people with good communication skills are good at public speaking empathy, active listening, giving and receiving feedback, and they communicate well and running. Next step is teamwork. Team oriented people enjoy collaborating with others, exchanging ideas. They're able to mediate conflicts. They're good at delegating work to others, their cooperative and helpful. The next area are adaptive types. They're typically self motivated, optimistic, open minded, self confident and decisive. The fourth category are problem solvers. Problem solvers are typically analytical in their thinking. Logical thinking. They show initiative which means that they solve problems on their own, then persistent. They possess observational skills, negotiation skills, and they're able to brainstorm to generate ideas to solve problems. If if category are creatives, creative types can be imaginative. They are able to mind map, which is similar to brainstorming their innovative experimenting, questioning, and they can be artistic. Our next category is work ethic. People who have a strong work ethic are considered to be responsible, so disciplined, committed, autonomous, efficient. They have integrity or a strong moral compass. And they have professional pride, which means they like to do a good job and have that acknowledged by others. The seventh category are people with time management skills. Time managers are often typically good at gold setting, prioritizing planning. It can be decisive when it comes to the time it takes to make decisions focused, they're able to delegate effectively. They are were organized and efficient. Our next category is leadership skills. People who possess leadership skills are typically empathetic, adaptable. They have good active listening skills. They're typically culturally aware they have integrity and they can be articulate, which means they have a good way with words to be influential are not category is detail oriented types. These types typically have observations. Gills. There are good at no taking scheduling. They can be analytical, did generally have a good memory and recall, and they can be questioning at times. The final attribute category is interpersonal skills. These types are often also empathetic. They make for good mentors. They have networking skills. They're patient, tolerance, optimistic. They can be diplomatic if they need to, and they are often persuasive. Now let's look at the hard skills in industry specific skills. These skills listed here are just a few of the bank skill areas, whoever there are plenty of skills that aren't covered here. If you work in a job that doesn't make use of computers, media design or written communication, you might consider brainstorming some of the specific skills and abilities you need for your job. Let's begin with the most universal of skills computer skills. These skills include, but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Web maintenance, website development, social media, marketing and industry specific software. Next up are writing skills. These skills include copyrighting, which is writing to be influential, like on sales pages and websites. The park preparation, the little communication, social media marketing again and speak in presentation preparation. The dirt area is data analysis. People who are good with data typically can present data effectively. They can use data to tell a story. They're good tracking data. They can use Excel proficiently, and they have a knowledge of statistics. Next up, we have people with design skills. Designers are good at user interface or user experience design. Also, they're able to graphic design with applications such as Power Point for Adobe Creative Suite or any other graphic design software. One of the fastest growing industries is i t. This gives that's include programming mobile and Web development project management, which include often times scram or agile project management, cloud computing and network security. Last step. We have foreign languages. For starters, your language is your native language or mother tongue for your CV, you can list it as your native language. If you have any certificates or proficiency levels achieved, you can put them in the certificates or professional qualifications section of your CV. And here is a table of the different proficiency levels, from elementary to float that does it for our hard and soft skills. Next step, we're going to examine how to put our skills into the C V 9. CV Elements - How to Write Skills Descriptions: Now we will finish the Elements park by qualifying the skill and ability levels we will define the grammar to watch out for, and then we'll do a CV example. The graft illustrates the difference in meaning of the words to describe skill levels on the low end of the scale is able to then we have good at skilled at adept at and proficient at doing something for the things you have done. But you wouldn't necessarily say are your greatest drinks? We can simply say I am able to or I have the ability to do something. Both of these forms would be followed by infinitive verbs. Therefore, in the case where you need to use parallelism, the verb forms after able to should be an infinitive. In our first example, I have the ability to observe and or investigate events effectively. Our second example, I am able to calculate and compute numbers accurately. In both examples, we used parallelism, infinitive, verbs that came after two moving on to good. Our first example shows good in the advert form. Well is the irregular adverb for good. In our next example, I am good at selling, persuading others in promoting ideas we used parallelism after at, and all the verb forms came as Jared's the I N G. Form of the verb. We're good at what selling, persuading others and promoting ideas. Intermediate levels. We can say that we are talented or skilled at something or at doing something. The first example. I am skilled at providing service, hospitality and care. In our next example. I am talented at art in graphic design. In the first example, there was a Jarron after at, but the parallelism comes after the Jared. You have to provide something so we're skilled at providing service, hospitality and care. So we have a list of now. And the second example I'm talented at art and design doesn't parallelism comes after the proposition in this case, upper intermediate levels of ability. We can say that we are adept at something or adept at doing something. The first example is a simple one. I am adept at mediation, which means I can solve conflicts between people. The next example. I am adept at creating, coordinating and or keeping to schedules. There was parallelism on the second example after at where we've used Jared's. We adept at what creating coordinating and keeping to schedules the most advance you could be at anything is proficient or expert in this case will use proficient at something or proficient at doing something. In our example, I am proficient at creating charts, diagrams and pivot tables using Microsoft. Excel parallelism on the example after creating Jared after at, but now means after the Jared. So we have to create something. We create charts, diagrams and pivot tables. The next area we're going to look at is advert placement. We use adverbs to modify inaction, basically saying how well we do the action. We should use adverbs when we use regular verbs or able to after the verb comes the object , the thing that you do and after the object, we will use the adverb at the end. Examples like Well, efficiently, inaccurately, you have already seen in previous examples. But I'll bring in a few more. Here I plan, administer and set goals. Well, this was an earlier example. You see our regular verbs plan administer and set, and after the object, the goals we put the adverb well, our next example, I'm able to calculate and compute numbers accurately again. advert comes after the object numbers. Finally, I have the ability to observe and or investigate events effectively. Once again, our adverb came after the object which was events. It came after the verb have the ability to observe or investigate. Now, for a CV example, we're gonna use block style for the descriptions. Make sure we use participle clauses. That means no subjects. No, I parallelism And the advert placement has to be just right. And don't forget the punctuation. We're going to use semi colon to separate. Our participle clause is let's bring in the example possess the ability to teach English to non natives at all levels Adept at public speaking in presenting able to use active listening intuitively to aid in the learning process Block style No bullet points participle clause is there are no eyes anywhere to be found Parallelism adept at public speaking and presenting at speaking and presenting advert placement Used active listening intuitively use something how use active listening intuitively and punctuation. We have semi colons between our participle closets. In the next section we will begin building your CV, so get ready 10. CV Templates in PowerPoint: Okay, here we go. Let's have a look at your CV templates. Starting with the first version. Notice in the margins. There are some text boxes. These are some instructions. The instructions on the right, how to insert photo and then left. Just a word about how to use these templates. Consider these templates as your master templates. What I mean by that is you shouldn't work in these directories. You should always duplicate the one that you want to use. We went to select a slide in the pain and hit control the and now I have a duplicate of that same slide. And I will make my CV in this one leaving the 1st 1 changed. Now these other two. So I say these next two are just different versions of the same CV template. This one here is more people with less experience have space for two jobs to universities. So if you have better education than you have experience, then I would recommend maybe putting education first and in the experience. Second, if all these jobs you have are only student jobs or internships, qualifications, soft skills and hard skills and the next one this is more for people who are very experienced again. We put the experience back on high education down below, and we moved qualifications to page two. You might do that, especially if you if you worked a job or many jobs. You have accumulated a lot of training's over the years. Okay, next, I made a page for you for your complete work history. Now, if you've had less than six jobs, you can always say Delete these and just fill out your work history Up to that point as you take on new jobs and changed jobs over your career, didn't just duplicate these boxes and then add the new job and descriptions. And every time you change, you want to add something new and then duplicate the page and then keep it going. You can have all the work history in one place, and I think that's really good going forward. Professional qualifications. So I made a separate page where you can fill in as many trainings as you have licenses or trainings or certificates, and you can delete the ones that you don't need. Okay, references I made here space before. Usually three is enough, of course, with as with anything. If you're going to use someone's name as a reference, make sure you tell them first. They don't want to be surprised by getting a phone call that they didn't expect. Okay. Settings. I suggest you use either Gara, Mont Cambria or time to the woman we see. Hear that in the first box is Gary Mont. The next Cambria and the third in the darkest box times New Roman. So these vaults are a little bit more elegant, and I can say that their lengths may differ. You notice times New Roman takes up more space in Cambria or Garry Mahon. So if you need to make your CV looked like it has more information in it than you might by changing the font, you might take up more space on the page. And likewise, we can also change the font sizes. Keep the headings at 16 descriptions. 14 Job descriptions 14 or 12 depending on the length of your descriptions. Use block justification. So that would be these four bars, even or left justification. Those generally work and space as you go. You notice that these text boxes maybe too small or too big as you put in, Put your information. You may need to resize it. I'll show you how to do that in the next video. Okay, Power point controls your power point controls things you need to know. For example, have a zoom in and zoom out. Well, why you might need this given example. Say that we have You want to put something in the margins to give yourself space to operate on screen? Well, in the bottom, right. You have this slider where we can Zuman or zoom out and then we can work with the margin areas. Okay. Duplicate shown you a couple times already that you can select any object like this text box hit control D, and it will duplicate that box. You can hit control de in the margin and duplicate a slide, selecting objects, text boxes and shape If you click inside the text box into the text and it will open the purser and you can work with detects inside. Or you can click on the edges too quick. The box where you can hold shift and click on the box and it selects it for you to move it around. Hold shift and select multiple. If you want to move multiple objects at the same time, Control Z will undo some undesired motion. For example, we accidentally moved the boxes, controls the put it back into place, re sizing objects. Just grab on the edit points on the size and corners. And if you want to resize an object in a uniform way, for example, this square, like when you re sizing picture hold shift in control at the same time grabbed one of the corners and noticed it will maintain its square shape. As I change the size, they put that back the way waas and alignment of text boxes. Let's say that I accidentally move one of the text boxes out of alignment can always realigning, so select objects that you want to be compared to in the home tab. Find a range down to a line and a line will find, for example, the left most object and put the other object to that left most side or a line top, for example, so it would take the top most object and then line the other object to it. So these are some things that will help you using power point. Most people I understand will prefer to use Microsoft Word. But I like the versatility Power point. I like how we can create these pages and duplicate them very easily to so that we can just always work with a clean slate and we can use copy and paste a lot. And we can maneuver elements around as we want to get the look and feel that we want for our CV. Okay, In the next video, we are going to build your CV. 11. CV Build Your CV using the Template: Okay, This is the moment you have been waiting for. We are going to build a C V. More to the point, we're going to build my city, and we're gonna start with the picture. So let's start by bringing in a photo. If you have a professional photo that you've taken, let's go ahead and drag and drop that onto the slide area. We're going to need to crop. This photo is going to go over this place. Orders. Let's just click and finally dimensions shape, format, and you can see that this image is square 1.45 inches by 1.45 inches. So click on the photo picture format crop. Let's just make the aspect ratio oneto one that would make this square and then we just drag our picture. So that is inside the frame the way we want. It looks good and hit the crop button a second time. Now we have a square image. We go over, hover over the corner, control and ship at the same time, and they just drag it in on itself. That's a little bit too big. If you want to be more precise with your reshaped re sizing. So just click in that one of these heightened with boxes. Just type in a number that you like. 1.55 will do tab. And now we have a perfect square. Sit over the top of our placeholder. Okay, Quit in the text box. Change the information. I noticed the text box was a little bit too small, so I can just stretch it back out. And that's good. Okay, Phone. 123 456 Don't try this at home. It's not gonna work, but I will give you an email lesson request at native one. Dr. P. L. Okay, personal details. Complete objective. So just change all that information, period. He as l business English teacher background and FINA's and going mix speaking Faculty position University to further my teaching skills and experience. Just fix that, typo. OK, so block form participle clauses shows reciprocity, and it looks good. All right, experience this. Look at first job. All right. Native one poner That's my position in order. My self employed business location and dates October 2013 and to present. So notice if if something hasn't had an expiration or finished, then we just say present? Not now or some other way of expressing it will say present. Yeah. Okay. Now we don't need to bold the location so un bold that. But I do want the name of the company title or position and the dates I want to stand out now. Notice I didn't use a second space there. So at the end of this, I'm gonna have to re space that area there. All right, so let's go in and add a description dedicated to providing high quality, authentic English conversation. Yes, Semi Colon. Don't forget that portfolio companies talk upon requests. Now, this is a little bit small, so I'm just gonna changed the farm from 12 to 14 and resize. So now I'm gonna hold the shift button and then grab on the text box and just pull it up. Holding shift when you grab and moving text box makes it move in a straight line so you don't accidentally move it off of its alignment. Now, I want to bring your attention to this phrase here something upon request. So you can't say, for example, references upon request or qualifications and licenses upon request. So if you run out of space or there's too much to put on one page. You can use this line too. I suggest that you have something like this for them, but they have to request it from you. Okay, so now I've got two other jobs that I will complete. But in order to speak this up, I'm just going to copy and paste. So I've shown you how to resize on also how to re space. Okay. And now this information is all correct. Remember, bold the position and the company language school. I want to say exactly what language school and dates I do say dates here. Investment advisory, firm position, location, dates, description notice. Here. This is a very month description. So I made this text box for 12. Now, maybe I could try as 14 but it will probably make it too big and change the spacing. But let's give it a shot anyway. Okay, so I get a little bit more practice spacing, Okay? Since I only have one university, I can delete this box and no fees is so I could believe that and I could space this down. Okay, Good for now. University University of California. OK, do us all right. But degree bachelors be a subject economics and the year graduated 2001. All right, qualifications. I'm just gonna copy and paste that. No, I've had several qualifications before in my time. However, they have long since expired. So for me, it doesn't really make sense to put those such old qualifications on my CV. So last bit, let's just copy and paste notice. I'm grabbing all of these boxes. I'm just going to space them all at once. So home, arrange a line, distribute vertically. And now I'll take these boxes here, hold shift and just push it to where it needs to be. Educations do the same for you. Que qualifications needs to come up a little bit. All right, soft skills. Move it up. Hard skills. Let's move it up as well. All right, let's remove in the lamentations we have bold where we need bold. We have bold on the positions way had part of spacing. We have, I think that alignment, but it doesn't hurt to double check. Okay, range line left and there were a few paces. I need help. All right. And this is a complete CV, so you should be able to do that for yourself. You can use the template that I provided for you, or you can use one of your own. You can use a Microsoft Word. But the important thing is that you know how to fill out the objective. You know how to fill out the job descriptions. You know how to fill out your soft and hard skills. We know of some of the settings and we know how it layout and everything should look. Okay, that is it. Congratulations. Next video. Come with some tips on how you can maintain your CV long terms with things that you should be doing to keep your CV always up to date and to be adaptive, to change. 12. SkillShare Project Make your CV: it's time for your project now. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create and publish your CV. Your resource is you may use the power point templates in the projects and resource is tab or one of your room. The important thing is to use the lessons learned here to build your CV with the right language and style for the objective descriptions and skills. So let's see what you come up with. 13. Maintain your CV: The final piece of the puzzle is to give you some keys for short, medium and long term success. One day in the short term, you're going to sit down and do a full audit of your career. An audit means that you check all of your records in history in the medium to long term, you're going to update your CV at least once a year. And thirdly, you are going to develop some good habits for customizing your CV. For each job application here, we can see a nice timeline of a young millennials career. He has had his first job in 2017. He got another job in 2018. Then he took on 1/3 job in 2019. And finally, we are in the present with his fourth and present job. For him, the audit will be easy, as he has only had for jobs. If you like me have had more jobs in this, your work will be a little more difficult. It will take a lot longer, yet I strongly recommend you do this if you haven't done so already. So when doing this audit, the first thing we want to do is write down all the jobs we have had. Start from the beginning when you were in university and had a student job or after university with your first job. Or if you didn't go to university with your first job, start from there and work forwards listing all the jobs you have had. You also want to try and remember best you can. All of the start and end dates to those jobs the month and year is enough. You don't need an exact date. The next thing we want to do is in that timeline list. Any co workers and direct supervisors who might be references for us. You might not have thought about this before, but people you've worked with and supervisors from long before, they might still remember you and can say good things about you to your next employer. Lastly, we want to catalogue all licenses, certificates in company sponsored trainings or even independent trainings. That we have done. This will help to make up our catalogue of professional qualifications. One thing you should prepare yourself for is to explain any gaps in your employment history , any gaps in employment longer than two or three months should have a story behind it in your full employment history template, you might consider adding any of these gaps to your timeline and just give some details as to why you are preparing for an interview. These notes will be a helpful reminder in your preparations. One good habit you can do from now until you retire is to update your CV at least once a year. This will make you adaptive to changing situations and responsive to any opportunities that may come up unexpectedly. You should update your CV whenever you take on a new job. Duties, tasks and responsibilities additionally, if you add new competencies, meaning you learn a new skill or have done some kind of training at this new competency to your TV. Thirdly, if you receive a promotion, this is a cause to celebrate and to update your CV. Your new post will come with new responsibilities and a new job description. So update your CB and finally, whenever you change jobs, just go ahead and update your CB with start and end dates of your whole job and the start date of the new one. Along with the new job description, the expression rule of thumb means that these are things you should always be doing. As I have said before, you should always make a new CV Any time you want to send one hour, you don't want to make a generic CV that you send out 20 times. Put some thought into eat CV that you send out in order to make your CV targeted. You should change the objective every time in your objective used in language of the job offer, so that your objective mirrors what it is they are looking for in a candidate. Additionally, you can target your skills to reflect the requirements that the job lists. In other words, show the recruiter what it is they want to see. On a final note, you should target the most relevant trainings, qualifications and job experience. Not all of your jobs and maybe not even your most recent job and qualification are relevant to the next job. Use the most relevant jobs from your work history in your CV to grab the attention of any potential recruiter. Deep these good habits for the long term, and you'll be able to maintain and use your CV effectively for the rest a real life at this point. Please allow me to thank you once again for your time and attention. I do hope this course and the templates I have provided you help you to produce a professional CV in English that will help you get the job of your dreams. And then the next job of your dreams. And then the next one after that, all the best John Williams signing off.