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    How to prepare a CV

    The video from the University of Florence will teach you how to write a powerful curriculum vitae for entering the labour market of the enterprises and organizations and to present your personal story in a good and effective manner; elaborating your skills and interests to point out the reasons why you are the best candidate for the job. 

    Watch the video (link to an external website): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMSbLZnLYUo&feature=youtu.be
    Source (link to an external website) : https://www.unifi.it/cmpro-v-p-10424.html

    When preparing your CV, you should be able to:

    • Find different sources of recruitment
    • Choose from different sources of recruitment you found the more suitable to your interests, knowledge and skills
    • Analyse the content of jobs applications identifying the compulsory and preferential requirements, acknowledging the professional activities, knowledge and skills required
    • Assess critically your knowledge and skills for the job
    • Adapt your CV to the job profile application

    You can prepare your CV following different models. You may find detailed information on the following links:

    How to prepare a Cover Letter

    After the CV, the cover letter is the second most important document in your job application. The recruiter, after reading your CV and being interested in you, will read your cover letter. This video from the University of Florenc will teach you how to write a good cover letter. It is important to write it correctly and effectively because it can make a difference and help you to get a job interview.

    Watch the video (link to an external website): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1QXopTRFSw&feature=youtu.be
    Source (link to an external website) : https://www.unifi.it/cmpro-v-p-10424.html

    When preparing a cover letter, there are some aspects to be considered for being persuasive and convincing. You may find detailed information on the following link: https://www.dcu.ie/careers/cv.shtml

    How to prepare myself to a Job Interview

    When preparing yourself to a job interview you should be able to:

    • Read carefully the job application, your cover letter and your CV
    • Analyse critically your CV identifying in which situations/former jobs you developed the knowledge and skills you hold
    • Deeply analyse the job you apply to, relating the work activities you will have to perform with your knowledge and skills
    • Be on time for the job interview

    You may also think about answers to possible questions that can be raised during a job interview, such as

    • What do you know about this company/organisation?
    • Why do you want to work in this company/organisation?
    • What are your strengths and witnesses for the job you are applying to?
    • How much do you expect to earn?
    • How do you see yourself 5 years from now?
    • Why do you think you should be selected?
    • What will be the company/organisation benefits by hiring you?

    You may find detailed information on how to prepare to a job interview on the following link: 
    https://www.dcu.ie/careers/interviews.shtml

    How to introduce myself in Social Media (such as in LinkedIn)

    When introducing yourself on social media such as LinkedIn take into account the following aspects:

    • Choose a discrete picture of yourself
    • Prepare a short but effective introduction about yourself and indicate webpages in which other people may find professional activities you were or are involved in
    • Describe the different education, training and professional experiences you have developed throughout life in order to show learning you are holding
    • Mention the volunteer, cultural, sports projects/activities you are/have been involved in
    • Search and choose carefully persons, organisations and projects related to your professional domain to whom you ask to join your network
    • Be selective when you accept new contacts to join your network
    • Identify your most relevant skills and ask key-people to endorse you

    You may find detailed information on how to introduce yourself on LinkedIn on the following links:

    Career Services at Universities

    URL: https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/career/home/

    URL: https://www.dcu.ie/careers/index.shtml

    URL: https://legacy.hsu-hh.de/mdc/index_pPOHj97bRxPg3usg.html

    URL: https://www.unifi.it/vp-11527-job-placement-and-careers.html

    URL: https://www.unipd.it/career-service

    URL: https://www.uni-lj.si/study/activities/career-centres/

    International Job Portals

    ec.europa.eu/eures/public/homepage

    www.linkedin.com/groups/8445381/

    ec.europa.eu/eures/public/homepage

    www.linkedin.com/groups/8445381/