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Motivation letters & resumes

A guide for students

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Language:  English
Following the process outlined in this Guide will reduce the stress and uncertainty about writing motivation letters and your first CV.
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This book is a direct result of feedback and experience delivering workshops and talks on writing CVs and motivation letters to students. While it is designed for those wanting to apply to universities, for internships or a first job, much of what is written can be used by anyone who is struggling to complete a job application.Taking you step by step through the process of writing a motivation letter and your first CV. It is packed full of exercises to help you identify your skills and achievements and show you how to communicate them confidently before guiding you through the writing process.

About the author

Anne Galloway is an international careers consultant and Certified Advanced Resume Writer. She is an Associate Member of the Association of Career Professionals International and a member of Career Directors International which ensures that she remains up-to-date with current resume writing techniques and job search trends.Help clients return to work after a career break, make a complete career change or accelerate their current career, Anne works with people across many career stages (from students to senior executives), industries and geographical locations.The methodology she uses is very practical and results focused to ensure that her clients have a clearer picture of the direction they want to take their career and are both capable and confident in selling themselves for their next job.Anne knows the right questions to ask to get her clients to really dig deep and think about their careers and what they have achieved so they can confidently move forward.

“I consider myself extremely lucky to have a job I love doing and that enables me to help others get a job they love too.”

  1. About the Author
  2. Preface
  3. What is a personal statement and why do you need it?
  4. Part 1 - Know your skills, strengths and achievements
  5. Know your skills
  6. Your achievements
  7. Part 2 - Personal statement (motivation) for university applications 
  8. Why do you want to go to university?
  9. Course information
  10. The first draft
  11. Your movie trailer
  12. The final step! 
  13. Part 3 - Motivation letter for job applications
  14. How to get your CV read
  15. Writing a strong motivation letter
  16. Part 4 - Your first CV
  17. How to write your first Curriculum Vitae
  18. Bonus material
  19. List of power words
About the Author

Anne Galloway