lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

How to write a CV

Intermediate English students, specially those who are preparing for an exam like the EEOOII intermediate cycle or FCE should make a habit of visiting the British Council Professional podcasts.

There they will find dozens of online listening activities about a variety of topics, ranging from technology, to medicine, to motivation and so on.

The activities have been structured in a straightforward and user-friendly way. We first have an introductory vocabulary activity, followed by the listening activity and, to round everything off, students can do some work on pronunciation.

A transcript is available, and everything -tasks, transcripts and audio files- can be downloaded.

Take, for instance, this activity on how to write a CV, which the English Weavers blog drew my attention to. You can do it online by clicking on the picture below. Or you can download the audio file from here, and download the acitvities to do them on paper from here.

If you wish to get more background information on CVs and covering letters, you may also find of interest these articles from the British Council site. If you decide to read any of the articles below, you have at your disposal a glossary of terms to help you out with difficulties in vocabulary.

CV and Cover Letter FAQ
Why a good CV and a good covering letter are important
Top tips for covering letters and CVs
Covering letters: the beginning, core and ending
Covering letter styles
Advice on covering letters
Tailoring your CV for different jobs
How to write a CV
Which CV format to use
What to include on your CV