Obchodní angličtina: Writing a CV

Máte sotva 20 vteřin a nanejvýš dvě stránky na to, abyste zaujali a udělali dojem. Více času prý personalisté čtení životopisů nevěnují. Sestavte tedy přehledný text, ve kterém stručně sdělíte všechny podstatné údaje ze svého pracovního života. V tomto článku najdete tipy, jak svůj životopis napsat anglicky.

1. How to write a CV

Doplňte do vět chybějící slova.

references / experience / travelling / summary / achievements / qualifications / resume / languages

  1. The expression ‘Curriculum Vitae‘ is used mainly in Europe. In North America, the word ‘__________‘ is more common.
  2. Every CV should include: Personal and Contact Information, Professional Experience, Education (or __________), Skills and Other Information. The order of the categories is not given. You may also add Interests and References.
  3. Many people put a __________, often called Personal Profile, at the top. It introduces the whole CV.
  4. In the Work __________ and Education sections, write the most recent first.
  5. Focus on your __________ which can be proven rather than personal qualities. You can mention them in the cover letter.
  6. You can list your technical or IT skills, people skills and, of course, __________.
  7. In the Interests section, you can include a few things like sports and __________.
  8. For the __________ section many people simply write: Available upon request.

Správné odpovědi:

  1. resume (or résumé)
  2. qualifications
  3. summary
  4. experience
  5. achievements
  6. languages
  7. travelling
  8. references

2. Typical sections of a CV

Ke každé kolonce ze životopisu (1–10) přiřaďte relevantní informace (a–j)

  • 1) Personal Details / Personal Data / Personal Infomation
  • 2) Work Experience / Professional Information / Career History
  • 3) Education / Qualifications / Professional Certifications
  • 4) Other Qualifications / Training and Courses
  • 5) Language Skills
  • 6) Computer / IT Skills
  • 7) Other
  • 8) Personal Profile
  • 9) Hobbies and Interests
  • 10) References
  • a) Bachelor of Arts: Project Management
  • b) qualification course in accounting, 2019, Centrum služeb s.r.o.
  • c) Chinese: spoken, intermediate level
  • d) Available upon request.
  • e) Administrative Assistant, 04/ 2008–01/ 2010, Prima Firma a.s.
  • f) marathon running, member of a chess club, playing the cello
  • g) DoB 19/09/91
  • h) valid full clean driving licence
  • i) I am familiar with RECEPCE hotel software.
  • j) I am a supportive and enthusiastic team player.

Správné odpovědi:

  • 1 = g (DoB = date of birth)
  • 2 = e
  • 3 = a
  • 4 = b
  • 5 = c
  • 6 = i
  • 7 = h (full = bez omezení, clean = bez trestných bodů)
  • 8 = j
  • 9 = f
  • 10 = d (upon request = na vyžádání)

3. A few useful tips

Doplňte do vět anglická slovíčka.

  1. A CV should not be more than two (stránky).
  2. Take your time to change your CV for each (zaměstnání, místo) that you apply for.
  3. Use a short personal (vyjádření, prohlášení) to explain why you are the best candidate.
  4. Do not leave (mezery) in your Work Experience section.
  5. Keep your CV (aktuální). Do not forget to record significant changes.
  6. (Požádejte) someone to double-check what you have written.
  7. Never (lhát) in your CV. Employers may check your background and references.
  8. Make the layout easy on the eye. Use bullet points and keep (věty) short.
  9. If you have uploaded your CV to a job site for (náboroví pracovníci) to find you, keywords are very important.
  10. You can find some more tips, examples and (šablony, vzory) on the internet.

Správné odpovědi:

  1. pages
  2. job
  3. statement
  4. gaps
  5. up-to-date
  6. ask
  7. tell lies
  8. sentences
  9. recruiters
  10. templates

4. Did you you know…?

Přečtěte si několik zajímavostí.

  1. In English, curriculum vitae is pronouced as [kəˈrɪkjʊləm ˈvi:tai or ˈvaiti:].
  2. Most recruitment experts say that you have 30 seconds to make an impression. The person reading your CV will skim the text and pick out information about your work experience and achivements.
  3. In some parts of Asia, applicants are required to provide a recent photo, date of birth and information about their previous salary.
  4. Résumé fraud is any act that involves intentionally providing fictious or exaggerated information on a job application. Hiring managers say that 80 % of résumés are misleading.
  5. Résumés on video casettes, sometimes called Visumé, were first introduced in the 1980s, but the idea never took off. Recently, CVs presented on a clip of 3 to 5 minutes have taken on new popularity with video hosting on the internet.