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Using a video CV to enhance graduate employability

Development of a paper CV with a complimentary video CV Students are required to develop a paper CV (no longer than two pages) and a complimentary video CV (less than 120 seconds).


Outline of Activity

Development of a paper CV with a complimentary video CV Students are required to develop a paper CV (no longer than two pages) and a complimentary video CV (less than 120 seconds).

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and use appropriate personal and professional information for CV development;
  • Perfect their paper CV and video CV;
  • Communicate with potential employers directly;
  • Make a long lasting first impression;
  • Increase their confidence before going into a face to face interview;
  • Use a most dynamic and innovative way to sell themselves; and
  • Set themselves apart from the competition.

Assessment Details

Development of a paper CV with a complimentary video CV.

Students are required to develop a paper CV (no longer than two pages) and a complimentary video CV (less than 120 seconds). Both CVs will be assessed on content, evidence and written/oral presentation.

Level of Commitment

Approximately 25 hours:

  • Students will be required to attend two 1 hour workshops on CV design and video CV development.
  • Approximately 15 hours will be spent crafting a paper CV and video CV to ensure maximum impact.
  • Once a draft version of both paper and video CV's have been developed - students will forward to module coordinator for formative feedback.
  • Final versions to be forwarded to coordinator for summative feedback.

Related Staff

Dr Amy Burns

Senior Lecturer
Department of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt
+44 28 7012 3984
a.burns1@ulster.ac.uk
L117B - Coleraine campus

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