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Advice on writing CVs

Listen to an interview with a recruitment expert, who talks about his experience of reading CVs and offers some good advice on writing them.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Weak forms are syllable sounds that become unstressed in connected speech and are often then pronounced as a schwa.

Example 
In the sentence below the first 'do' is a weak form and the second is stressed.

What do you want to do this evening?

Weak forms are very common in English. Listen carefully and fill in the gaps with the missing words typed out in full.

Exercise

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

I have a doubt about task 3, item 5 because in podcast the interviewer said 'So we’re going to look at a couple of CVs now' and the item 5 didn't correspond this phrase. So I think we have some mistake here.

Hello Heloisa 

The phrase for question 5 is 'We're going to take a look at a couple of CVs now'. 

Sorry for any confusion. This page is an old one and one which we no longer support.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

In Brazil companies don't accept CV without photo. Appearance is also a requirement for selection.

*appearance

It's not normally for me because I think it's discrimination. Soft and hard skills are important to be efficient. Aren't physical apparence...

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I did it! :))

I am surprised to know that some companies in the UK do not like a CV which includes a photo. In Japan, I think it's very rare that companies don't require candidates to attach a photo to a CV.

I'm surprised too. In Brazil companies don't accept CV without photo. Appearance is also a requirement for selection.

In Mexico is related to discrimination, usually if you are an employer don't need to know about the physical aspect about the candidates, but their skills about the job. :)

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