Resume / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A résumé sometimes spelled resumé or resume is a document used by individuals to present their background and skillsets. Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons but most often to secure new employment. A typical résumé contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The résumé is typically one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes job application packet, that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment.
In the United Kingdom, a CV is short (usually a maximum of 2 sides of A4 paper), and therefore contains only a summary of the job seeker's employment history, qualifications and some personal information. It is often updated to change the emphasis of the information according to the particular position for which the job seeker is applying. Many CVs contain keywords that potential employers might pick up on and displays the content in the most flattering manner brushing over information like poor grades. A CV can also be extended to include an extra page for the job seeker publications if these are important for the job.
In the United States and Canada, a CV is used in academic circles and medical careers as a "replacement" for a résumé and is far more comprehensive; the term résumé is used for most recruitment campaigns. A CV elaborates on education to a greater degree than a résumé and is expected to include a comprehensive listing of professional history including every term of employment, academic credential, publication, contribution or significant achievement. In certain professions, it may even include samples of the person's work and may run to many pages. Many executives and professionals choose to utilize a short CV that highlight the focus of their life not necessarily their employment or education.
Sample cover letter for Internship position at petronas
11A, Jalan Nuri,
Taman Sam Hoe,
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (20076-K)
Tower 1, PETRONAS Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia 3 July 2016.
Dear Mr/Ms Internship Coordinator,
APPLICATION TO UNDERGO PRACTICAL TRAINING, AUGUST 29 TO DECEMBER 29, 2016.
I plan to seek an internship with PETRONAS from any division that available from August 29 until December 29, 2016. I am currently enrolled at the Northen University of Malaysia or known as Universiti Utara Malaysia and I will graduate in the year of 2017 with a Degree in Bachelor of International Affairs Management with Honours. My degree focuses on international relations, international political economy and international business. My current CGPA is 3.63. I believe there is a perfect alignment between the goals of your place and my learning at university, skills and also long-term career goals.
2. I was an active student and participated in many activities that developed my soft skills. An internship with your company will provide me with the opportunity to hone my skills and to develop new ones.
3. I am detail oriented, have higher self-motivated and adaptable. I have an outgoing personality and thrive in a team-oriented environments with opinionated traits and excel in the usage of computer. I am enclosing my resume for your consideration. Please feel free to call me at 011-17670187 or email me at email@example.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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