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HOW TO SEARCH FOR A JOB ADAPTED TO MY PROFILE

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HOW TO CREATE A RESUME?

  1. Keep it short and simple
    Your CV should catch the eye and be easy to read quickly and efficiently (use short sentences, avoid acronyms). The important information should be emphasized to catch the attention of the Talent Developer or manager. It should fit on one page.
  2. Organize your CV into clear sections
    • Personal details (picture is not mandatory)
    • Work experience, achievements and capabilities (including managerial skills)
    • Education
    • Languages and software tools : when it is possible, do not hesitate to specify your levels for each competency
    • Presence on social networks (like Linkedin/Twitter externally or like WAT or Yammer internally)
  3. Highlight your achievements or quantitative results to illustrate your professional background
    Help the Talent Developer or the manager responsible for the offer you are applying for to discover your previous experience by providing concrete information about your projects, missions, achievements and results.
  4. Adapt your CV based on the position you are applying for
    If you have many years of experience, stay focused on the experience which may be directly related to the position for which you are applying.
  5. Chronological CV or functional CV?
    There are two mains types of CV :
    Choose the formula which suits you best, where required with assistance from your Talent Developer.
    • The chronological CV describes your career path. The experiences are traditionally described from the most recent to the least recent.
    • The functional CV, conversely, disregards the chronological in order to emphasize the acquired skills during your career path.
  6. Take care with the formatting
    A well laid out CV with visible headings and an appropriate font will help the reader and will help to retain essential information.
  7. Use a PDF format and save it with a file name with name-surname
  8. Proofread your CV and have somebody proofread it for you
    Do not hesitate to ask someone else or your Talent Developer to read your CV. They will give you good advice.

YOUR CV IS READY, COMPLETE YOUR PREPARATION

Share your motivation: It is important to explain your interest for the job and what you can bring to the workplace, by completing your CV with few lines or more formally with a cover letter. You can mention one or two key experiences of your career path or your specific skills related to the job you are applying for.

Prepare yourself in advance for the interview :

  • Learn more about the Branch or area of activity of the job you apply for
  • Work on your presentation, insist on the consistency of your career path and your strengths for the job
  • Prepare your questions, it shows your interest and your understanding of context of the role
  • Do not hesitate to ask your Talent Developer, they can help you to be well-prepared