- create a CV
- select a job to apply for from the vacancies provided (below)
- write a formal letter of application for this post
- email the CV and letter to me (other teachers will use Showbie) at email@example.com, with the email subject 'class Surname Initial CV-letter' (eg 10Y/Cz1C Simpson H CV-letter)
LESSON ONE/HOMEWORK: CREATE A CV
- As a class we will discuss what we think a 'C.V.' is and what purpose/function it serves.
- In small groups (4-5), brainstorm and list what you think should feature in a good CV. What information should you provide?
- Compare your list to the example you can see below.
- Update your list with a clear heading: What I Should Include in My CV
- (If there is time) Make a start on your CV. Complete this for homework for the next lesson.
- Before the end of the 1st of these 2 lessons, read through the list of vacancies below and pick one. You will be asked to declare which you have picked before the lesson ends, and in the next lesson you will be developing your letter of application for this job.
- Any reminders/planner comments about the CV homework will be issued
- As a class we will discuss what you think should go into a good letter of application and what you think should be avoided!
- Look at the exemplars provided (below) and make a fresh list of What I Need To Include in My Letter
- Start on this letter, and email it if completed by the end of the lesson (if not, email it within one week)
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This is how your CV should be set out, and what it should include.
You can find further helpful advice at this website (you'll need to set up an account with them to use the CV-builder tool): https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/tools/cv/Pages/default.aspx
CV FAQs (2-PAGE GUIDE)
This addresses some FAQs (frequently asked questions) about CVs and what goes in them.
DOWNLOAD A CV TEMPLATE
You need to look through these and pick ONE to apply for, one that reflects YOUR interests and/or skills.
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There are four documents below to help you with your letter of application (or 'covering letter', as this will often go with a longer application form):
- A good and a bad example
- Notes on the good example
- A short guide to the structure of this letter
- A longer guide, giving detail on the covering letter and the CV
Use the first example as a guide on how to construct, lay out and write yours - use the second example for an idea of what to avoid! Below this document is another, this time with added notes explaining what to do.
2: APPLICATION LETTER: ANNOTATIONS FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE
Here's the same example as above, but this time with added annotations, or notes, helping you understand what to do.
3: SHORT GUIDE TO STRUCTURE OF COVERING LETTER
This takes you through the structure of your letter: how many paragraphs to include and what should each paragraph focus on.
4: LONGER GUIDE TO COVERING LETTER (+CV)
This document takes you through what to include, with examples, and also walks you through the CV.
Complete and email the CV for homework before the second lesson (email the CV and letter to me (other teachers will use Showbie) at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the email subject 'class Surname Initial CV-letter' (eg 10Y/Cz1C Simpson H CV-letter)
Complete and email the letter for homework no more than one week after the second lesson (email the CV and letter to me (other teachers will use Showbie) at email@example.com, with the email subject 'class Surname Initial CV-letter' (eg 10Y/Cz1C Simpson H CV-letter)