CV - curriculum vitae resume English lesson
How to write a CV and resume
During this lesson you will learn how to write your own CV and resume. The last part of the lesson is an example CV – resume to help you create your own.
What does CV mean?
CV is shortened from curriculum vitae.
What is the difference from a CV and a resume?
Nothing, resume is American English (AmE)
Writing a CV (curriculum vitae) step by step
When you apply for a job give a brief description of the job you are applying for or the sort of jobs you are going to be applying for.
In this part list all the experience that you have since leaving school to present. I if you have just left school list part time jobs or any experience that is relevant to the job you are applying for
List your schools, colleges and universities that you have attended.
If you have any interest or hobbies list them. Don't list things such as going out with friends or going to parties. Going to the gym, cycling running ext. Show that you are keen on keeping fit.
Sample Resume / CV
|Objective||Seeking an International School position in English where my extensive teaching experience can be used to the full|
|Experience||1999-present||Ribblesdale High School||Manchester, UK|
|Education||1992-96||Lancaster University||Lancaster, UK|
|1988-92||St Peter's high School||Blackburn, UK|
|Interests||Football, rugby, drama, computers|
|27 Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK |
Tel: +44 121 333 456
Example of a CV
The example also shows selected experience and awards, both these are optional and can be added if you feel they will help you with the job you are applying for.
Please be aware CV and resumes can be very different, but try to keep to one page and don't add anything that doesn't need to be added.
CV's with many pages can be over looked try and keep your CV - resume to one page two if needed
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