Support tasks for student writing CVs and letters

11 Apr

CV WORDS EMPLOYERS LIKE

Words employers prefer to see in CVs and letters are listed here.

CV WORDS EMPLOYERS DO NOT LIKE

Words employers prefer not to see in CVs and letters are listed above.

As an English Tutor I teach CV and cover letter writing every year as a skill to improve employment chances.  These word clouds would be brilliant to provide scaffolding for students who struggle to write sentences about themselves and indicate what key words employers are looking for when selecting candidates for interviews.  The words are a result of Eric Hilden’s research with the larger the word indicating the frequency of employers mentioning it so you can see the common patterns for what employers do and do not want.

I have also included a promt sheet to assist students with starting sentences as a blank sheet is sometimes difficult for students to start with.

PERSONAL STATEMENT STARTERS

Source: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/actionverbs.htm

Source: http://www.saddleback.edu/jobs/documents/2010OrangeCountyResumeSurveyfullpresentation.pdf

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