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Episode 02

Marcia and Philip discuss the applications they've received and the interview format.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I believe that it is very different how to deal with an interview in every country, one example of this is Mexico and Canada the former asks for a photo in your CV and the latest no, but we agree that is quite important mention our skills and background about our education and others jobs where we were.

I recommend write a brief presentation about yourself and below of each experience put two or three achievement. Try to be objective and specific.

Also, put a photo showing your natural smile.

My tips for a CV are :
At first introduce yourself in a confident way telling all information about your school ,your family , your district that you live in.
Secondly mention your previous experience and the places you worked in
Then mention your personal skills.
Finally tell the information for the hiring person that it makes him hiring you.

My tips for a good CV? I don't know, probabbly a clear , concise and short presentation of your professional experience , education and career goals.
Don't forget to insert your achievements, they are in most of the cases more important than the other things ( e.g. job resposabilities).

In a resume, please mention only relevant qualification and experience to which profile you are applying for. also mention your key strength which is required by your applied position.
Keep the resume short

My CV tips:
A highly visual CV format where only relevant educational and personal information, professional experience (including company logos) and finally professional skills are displayed. All this in one page.

Tips for CV
In order of appearance:
- personal information,
- name of the seeking job and main personal skills
- summary of professional skills
- list of previous jobs
- other skills (softwares, foreign languages, miscallenous)
- hobbies

I then adapt this CV depending on the ad I answer.

My tips
one page
be serious

Tips for cv.
• Begin with the personal information.
• write your career objective.
• list your work experience from the recent.
• High light your education.
• Use formal colors like black and blue.
•list your Achievements
• write your hobbies and interests.

The most useful tips to do a perfect CV are:

- Longest as necessary
- Show skills as languages
- Education history
- Previous jobs