CVs and Cover Letters

1/2 day

Do you need to create or update a CV? This half-day workshop draws on research and insights from employers and recruitment companies. It covers techniques and tips to get your CV noticed and get you that all-important interview. Scroll down for more details.

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      Description

      Create a CV that will win you an interview.

      You’ll learn how to create a base CV that you can tailor to match different job descriptions. And you’ll hear about employers’ must haves and pet hates.

      You’ll send us your CV before the workshop, which will help us to tailor the workshop to your needs. After the workshop, and after you have applied our advice, you’ll also submit your updated CV for review by our trainer. The comments provided in the review will help you to polish your CV, and make it application-ready.

      Topics

      Getting into the employer’s head

      • Understanding the employer’s perspective and likely behaviour
      • Creating a connection with the employer so they want to meet you — understanding the heuristics of influence and decision making

      Getting the content right

      • Understanding the features of a CV that suits today’s competitive marketplace
      • Learning how to ‘read’ a job description
      • Selecting and organising content to highlight skills and experience without being repetitive
      • Highlighting the best of your character without overselling
      • Writing an informative summary of yourself

      Finishing and polishing your CV

      • Using a covering letter template that is simple and effective
      • Using a contemporary format that says something about you
      • Using language clearly and powerfully — top tips that will make your writing clear and succinct

      Training customised for your team

      You can have a unique training programme customised especially for your organisation. Contact us to talk about your training needs, dates, and fees. Email training@write.co.nz. Or call us on 04 384 6447 or 0800 4WRITE (0800 497 483).

      Who this training is for

      Attend this workshop if you need to create, or update, a CV that will give you the best chance of getting an interview.

      Testimonials

      ‘As ever, Write courses have me rushing at the door, anxious to put what I've learnt into action!’
      Juliet Price, Parliamentary Counsel Office

      ‘Useful as I prepare for my next job application!’ 
      John Winter, Commerce Commission

      ‘I learnt a lot of how a present CV should be written, as my last CV was written 14 years ago.’ 
      Basil Isaac, Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

      Insights, tips, and professional development opportunities.