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CV Success Masterclass
A great CV is the key to securing face-to-face time with an employer.
We know the job market is competitive and in order to secure the role you want, you need to separate yourself from the other candidates. It all starts with the CV.
Aimee takes you through the basics of CV writing, focusing on structure and content. You will be shown how to showcase your education, your work experience, strengths, skills and accomplishments in an engaging way. Aimee also answers some common questions regarding tricky situations. Finally, Aimee discusses alternative CV formats and when to use them.
Sign up for this course to take your CV to the next level and get noticed.
- To understand the CV is a sales document
- To learn to think like the employer
- To understand what they are looking for and influence that in the best way
- To produce appropriate and tailored CVs that have impact
Introduction and Course Outcomes
Hi, my name is Aimee Bateman, founder of Careercake.com. Welcome to this course, your CV Success Masterclass. For over a decade I have been a commercial recruiter. I have spent my entire professional career promoting job seekers to companies, securing interviews for people. Now, in that process I have learnt some skills and I want to share those with you today.
I really do understand what needs to go into a CV to make sure that you secure that interview, that you secure that opportunity. I want you to have real, real impact with this document. But this document is a sales document, it’s a marketing document. You are selling a product to a customer - you are the product and the customer is the employer.
If you want to effectively sell anything to anyone, you have to feel like them, think like them, be them in that moment. I want to spend some time on this course making sure that we really, really understand that, we are going to cover that.
It is also important that you speak to one person about one thing at one time. That means you have to tailor your CV every time you are applying for a job but I want to make sure you know how to do that. So let’s have a look at all the things this course is going to include.
This course will cover - the purpose of the CV; the CV sections and what to include in those sections; how to open with impact as you have got five seconds to make an impression really, really quickly and we are going to show you how to do that; how to write for impact; how to use your language to make a real impression; how to explain awkward scenarios. I want to go through the different CV types and how to use them. We are going to cover the dos and don’ts of CV writing and then make sure that we proofread and make sure we do not have any mistakes.
So come with me on this course, and learn how to create a CV that will have full impact and secure you that interview.
Jacqui Campbell – 22 March 2018
If I could describe this course in one sentence it would be: â€œhits the nail on the headâ€. This course is packed full of clear, up-to-date advice on what should go on your CV and how it should look. Aimeeâ€™s highly engaging presentation style really brings this subject to life and tells you what employers are really looking for on your CV. Perfect for both those that are new to the job market and also those who just want to update their current CV to ensure that they are highlighting their skills effectively. Aimee will get you there fast.
Jean De Carvalho – 13 June 2017
I am a graduate student who is looking to learn how to perform a job search effectively. This CV masterclass is really helpful because it is to the point and the explanations are very detailed allowing anyone to improve their job prospects.
Michelle Leicester – 03 May 2017
Iâ€™ve completely transformed my CV thanks to Careercakeâ€™s CV Success Masterclass. I have to admit that, at first, I was really daunted by the idea of updating my CV and got so hung up on where to start. Iâ€™ve built up a lot of experience and skills but knew the way my CV looked just wouldnâ€™t cut it in todayâ€™s job market. A friend recommended that I sign-up to Careercake. The video format really worked for me. I felt empowered and inspired from the start. For me, Aimee Batemanâ€™s down to earth, step-by-step approach dispersed all the ambiguity around CV writing. It was like taking advice from a trusted friend. Sheâ€™s a CV alchemist!!! Iâ€™m now armed with a strong CV (well, a few versions actually!) and the confidence to make my next career move. I feel that you guys are part of my team and should be the first to know when I land my perfect role! Iâ€™ll keep you posted on how I get on!
Anita Yang – 26 June 2016
This course not only helped me to improve my CV but also opened my mind on job hunting in general. I landed interviews very quickly after this course and I am about to start my new job now! Thank you very much Aimee and Careercake team for producing such a great course!
Mark Pattison – 25 June 2016
It's been a while since I set out a CV but this has fired me up to move forward in my current role and a very good refresher for giving those pages a spring clean.
Sue Bartlett – 24 May 2016
A wonderfully articulate, clear and helpful course. No waffle, just great ideas delivered with boundless enthusiasm and unsurpassed knowledge and expertise.