Exercise 3.4 Selling your skills (targeted and functional CVs) 1 Find the Employment History form you completed in Exercise 6. 2 Divide a blank piece of paper into two columns, and head the first ‘Tasks’ and the second ‘Skills’. 3 Starting with your most recent employment first, make a list of all the major tasks you regularly performed at work (eg, ‘Sorted out the filing system and showed people how to use it’). 4 Take each major task and come up with a phrase that shows the skill it involved (eg, ‘Created the company’s filing system and organised staff training for its use’). Refer to the list of positive words in Exercise 5: they’ll come in handy here as well. 5 Repeat until you have covered all your employment history. 6 You can repeat the exercise for voluntary work and home life.
Published on Apr 10, 2011