What information should a CV include?
Jaké informace by měl životopis obsahovat

Personal details - Osobní údaje

Zde to budou základní údaje jako name, address, date of birth, telephone number a email.

Education and qualifications - Vzdělání a kvalifikace

Your degree subject and university or any school leaving exam. Mention grades unless poor! A problem is usually how to translate the Maturita Exam as it does not have a fully understandable equivalent in English speaking countries. What we recommend is to simply state "Maturita Exam".

Work experience - Pracovní zkušenosti

  • Use action words such as developed, planned and organised.
  • Even work in a shop, bar or restaurant will involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing tactfully with complaints. Don't mention the routine, non-people tasks (cleaning the tables) unless you are applying for a casual summer job in a restaurant or similar.
  • Try to relate the skills to the job. A finance job will involve numeracy, analytical and problem solving skills so focus on these whereas for a marketing role you would place a bit more more emphasis on persuading and negotiating skills.

Interests and achievements - Zájmy a úspěchy

  • Keep this section short and to the point. As you grow older, your employment record will take precedence and interests will typically diminish greatly in length and importance.
  • Bullets can be used to separate interests into different types: sporting, creative etc.
  • Don't use the old boring cliches here: "socialising with friends".
  • Don't put many passive, solitary hobbies (reading, watching TV, stamp collecting) or you may be perceived as lacking people skills.
  • Show a range of interests to avoid coming across as narrow : if everything centres around sport they may wonder if you could hold a conversation with a client who wasn't interested in sport.
  • Hobbies that are a little out of the ordinary can help you to stand out from the crowd: skydiving or mountaineering can show a sense of wanting to stretch yourself and an ability to rely on yourself in demanding situations
  • Any interests relevant to the job are worth mentioning: current affairs if you wish to be a journalist.
  • Any evidence of leadership is important to mention: captain or coach of a sports team, course representative, chair of a student society, scout leader.
  • Anything showing evidence of employability skills such as teamworking, organising, planning, persuading, negotiating etc.

Skills - Dovednosti

  • The usual ones to mention are languages (good conversational French, basic Spanish), computing (e.g. "good working knowledge of MS Access and Excel, plus basic web page design skills" and driving ("full current driving licence").
  • If you are a mature candidate or have lots of relevant skills to offer, a skills-based CV may work for you

Referees - Reference

  • Normally two referees are sufficient: one academic (perhaps your tutor or a project supervisor) and one from an employer (perhaps your last part-time or summer job).

kontrolní otázky

Kontrolní otázky...

  • What DOES NOT belong to your skills?
    • CORRECT! this belong to your EDUCATION
    • language skills are your SKILLS
    • driving skills are your SKILLS


Seznam slovíček k lekci

understandable - srozumitelný  přehrát 
grade - známka  přehrát 
routine - běžná praxe  přehrát 
mention - uvádět  přehrát 
relate - vztahovat  přehrát 
numeracy - znalost základních počátečních úkonů  přehrát 
solve - vyřešit  přehrát 
focus - soustředit se  přehrát 
whereas - zatímco  přehrát 
emphasis - důraz  přehrát 
persuading - přesvědčování  přehrát 
negotiating - vyjednávací  přehrát 
skills - dovednosti  přehrát 
point - problém  přehrát 
precedence - priorita  přehrát 
diminish - snížit (se)  přehrát 
cliches - fráze  přehrát 
solitary - samotářský  přehrát 
ordinary - všední  přehrát 
demanding - náročný  přehrát 
relevant - příslušný  přehrát 
current - současný  přehrát 
affairs - záležitosti  přehrát 
evidence - evidence  přehrát 
employability - zaměstnatelnost  přehrát 
mature - zralý  přehrát 

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