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Career Counseling Service

A few of our experienced seniors have offered career counselling for the juniors.
You can send us your CV & we can help you to orient your career.
You may consult us if you seek any advice regarding your career.
KUESAA
Pave the Way - as you like it

(A Tutorial on CV Writing)

Dr. Rajarshi Mitra

consult.rajarshi@gmail.com





Confusion



Where to go ???
What to do ???
How to do ???


Steps to abate the Confusion

CV/Resume - application - interview - success




Don't

Don't miss any commitment
Don't get frustrated
Don't underestimate others Capability
Don't loose confidence on yourself
Don't console yourself anticipating unethical selection procedures
Don't give up hope until final decision comes
Don't blame others for your failure
Don't hesitate to attend any interview


Do

Be Optimistic
Try to see positive things in your competitor
Analysis shortcomings in yourself
Maintain all the contacts
Pursue your application regularly
See, analyze and learn from others success
Attend as many as interview you can
Be confident, but be practical





Where do we (M.Sc Envs Freshers) fit in ?


Academics
= Schools [Desirable qualification - B.Ed and/or Convent education]
= Engineering & other Colleges [Preferably needs NET/SLET/PhD/M.Phil]
= Universities [Needs PhD and good research publications]
= Growth is very limited.

NGOs
= Need commitments, but generally low salary.
= Research scopes present in some cases.
= Mostly prefers community participation works.
= Good communication skill is a pre-requisite.

Consultancies
= Needs Management aptitude and hard working capacity.
= Least scope of research, but higher economic growth.
= Good communication skills and versatility of knowledge is prerequisite.

Others
= Corporate & civil sectors.
= Government and semi government agencies like PCBs, ENVIS, Research Institutes etc.
= Knowledge Process Outsourcing agencies, especially IPR consultants.


[addition by the Moderator
QSHE Dept in Large Scale Industry
= by taking a 1 year diploma in Safety & Occupational Health Mgmt]



Significance of Each Step


Forwarding Letter reflects:
Willingness
Attitude
Confidence

CV/Resume shows:
How organised you are
Your utility values
Your job orientation
Qualification

Interview projects:
Smartness & present mindedness
Communication skill
Instinct
Depth of knowledge




Written Documents


Forwarding letter:
Official formats - formal but crispy English - shows key qualification - Conscious self advertisement without using descriptive statements
Specific job orientation
Values of candidature for the organisation

Types of CV:
Chronological (academic qualification & experience)
Skill based (Highlights the skills & experiences)
Combination Format ( states Job objectives, qualifications, relevant skills, work history, trainings)

see this address to know which suits you most:

http://www.quintcareers.com/best_resume_format.html




CV WRITING

a. Go through the Job profile, you are applying for
What does the job want?
What do you have?

b. Arrange yourself Accordingly
Identify the points, which matches the job profile in your CV
Prioritize and put your expertise and experience to suit the job

c. Start Writing Your CV
Check the spelling
Check the facts (Results, DOB, Years etc.)



Keys to CV Writing

_ Must be type written on good quality paper
_ Use legible font types and size. (Preferably use Times New Roman 12/Verdana 10 - Comic Sans is a strict no no - Moderator)
_ Use underlining, italics and bold word patterns to highlight important points
_ Proper page margin should be maintained (1 - 1.25 pts)
_ Page numbering should be at the bottom
_ Don't use different colours in text (only Black)
_ Should be precise and to the point
_ Should not be lengthy, but should represent important achievements (for freshers, it should be within 3 pages)
_ Additional information on attendance in seminars, list of publications, achievements in extracurricular activities may be attached as annexure to the CV.
_ Don't use descriptive statement like enthusiastic, educated etc.
_ Don't leave any suspicious gap in your career, even if it is there try to add and explain the gap.




INTERVIEW

_ Be punctual and be well arranged with your testimonials
_ Be dressed in formal way
_ Be positive and confident, but not over confident
_ Don't hesitate to answer any question, if you don't know an answer please say 'I can't remember or I don't know' (at least you know, what you don't know).
_ Be on track; don't open a new avenue of question to the interviewer by any open ended answer.
_ Don't say any dubious answer or statement like 'some personal reason'.
_ Don't ask about the leave status of the organisation,
_ Always try to answer in to some extent a different way, which may make you identifiable within the mass
_ Show your interest, but Don't show your keenness for the job - this may settle you for less
_ Don't try to advertise your connections or family background




WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW

_ Subject knowledge pertinent to the job.
_ Be well informed about the most recent advancements in your field.
_ Ready to explain any recent news item on the subject you are dealing with.
_ Be well informed about the company profile and the job.
_ Prepare some ready question to ask about the company and the job.
_ Set your expectation of salary, as per the company profile.
_ Be ready to explain why you want the job and why the company should take you.
_ Make your narration on 'about yourself' and make it pertinent to the job and company profiles.
_Always try to leave a clue for a next question, what you know well





IF YOU THINK YOU CAN .... YOU CAN

THINK PASSIONATELY




Be sure - Get going - hit the target


Let's walk for a brighter tomorrow










Curriculum vitae (from Virginia-Tech University website)

Soumyadeep Mukherjee

       A curriculum vitae (singular), meaning "course of one's life, is a document that gives much more detail than does a resume about your academic and professional accomplishments. Curricula vitae (plural) are most often used for academic or research positions, whereas resumes are the preferred documents in business and industry.
       Note about plural / singular forms:
"Curricula vitae" (vee-tie) is the plural form; "curriculum vitae" is singular.
The informal shortened form, "vita" standing alone, meaning a brief autobiographical sketch (Webster's), is singular, while "vitae," is plural.
The abbreviation is often used: CV or CVs.

       Curricula vitae are commonly used in applying for the following:
       

    * Admission to graduate school or as part of an application packet for a graduate assistantship or scholarship.
    * Grant proposals.
    * Teaching, research, and upper-level administrative positions in higher education.
    * Academic departmental and tenure reviews.
    * College or university service appointments.
    * Professional association leadership positions.
    * Speaking engagements.
    * Publishing and editorial review boards.
    * Research and consulting positions in a variety of settings.
    * School administration positions at the superintendent, principal, or department head level.

       While your resume - even for most graduate students - should be kept to one page, vitae are usually two pages at the shortest, and can be many pages in length. Common lengths for curricula vitae are one to three pages for bachelor's and master's degree candidates; two to five pages for doctoral candidates; and five or more pages for an experienced academician or researcher. Even though it's a longer document, write it concisely and give it a clean, easy-to-read layout.

Although curricula vitae are often similar to resumes, the preferred style, format, and content varies from discipline to discipline. Before writing a CV, you should become familiar with the requirements of your academic field by asking faculty members in your department and consulting professional associations for additional guidelines and examples.


Use Microsoft Word to prepare your resume; however, DON'T use the resume templates in Microsoft Word. Templates we have seen do not create effective resumes based on what we know about employers' opinions.
         DO create your own simple Microsoft Word format, using a table with invisible borders, as explained and shown in the example below:
         

Instruction for Typing Resume

   1. Page margins of 1/2 to 1 inch on all sides generally look fine.
   2. Except for your name, which can be larger, font sizes of 10, 11 or 12 generally look fine. Note that Arial 12 and Times 12 are not the same size. If you have trouble getting your content on one page, use a smaller font, like Arial 10.
   3. Create your heading (name, addresses, phone numbers and email).  You can create a three-column, two-row table (with cells merged on top row) to organize your heading, as shown below, if you find this helpful.
   4. For the body of your resume, create a table; one column for headings; another column for content; one row for each heading section.
   5. You can resize and realign your content easily as you revise your resume. Using the table format means you don't have to individually tab each line of your resume.
   6. Set your borders to be invisible: format > borders and shading > borders > none. You'll see them on screen as guidelines, but they won't print.


For more information, follow this link:

http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/jobspg1.htm#JOBSEARCHTOOLSSKILLS
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