Christofer has been a counselor, contract administrator and has studied astrology with his mother since the 70s. He has eight grandchildren.
After Over 50 Years of Song Writing, Mr. Diamond has a Curriculum Vitae!
There Is A Key Step Before The Job Hunt, The Resume and The Interview.
Out of Work? Looking for A New Job?
There are lots of Job Hunters out there. There is also much Unemployment. The chaos of Covid and the fury over lockdowns and shriveling business settings, makes the challenge of getting hired something that might cause some shivering and others to get upset stomachs. The tension and nerves that attend this process are separate challenges for everyone. Interestingly, it is in the urgings of this article -- to fully undertake the preparation of a Curriculum Vitae -- that your nerves and tension can be dealt with and mitigated. A well prepared CV allows you to be more confident and pleased with yourself.
The Key Step Has a Latin Derivation The Key Step addresses that "Opening Question" that is designed to put the Interviewer at ease and put the pressure on you --- "So tell me all about Suzanne Jones!" The Key Step addresses your skills. The Key Step helps you with "interesting tales". The Key Step will help keep you from stumbling in your presentation. The Key Step helps you with a Good Closing that concludes positively declaring your interest in the job (even if you're not sure).
"It's not just a compilation of jobs for older job hunters."
The CURRICULUM VITAE is the Key Step. It is not just a "Fat Resume" for older workers.
Wikipedia puts it this way:
A curriculum vitae Latin for "course of life", often shortened as CV or vita (genitive case, vitae), is a written overview of someone's life's work (academic formation, publications, qualifications, etc.). Vitae often aim to be a complete record of someone's career, and can be extensive, but they can be used in the same way as a resume, which is typically a brief 1–2 page summary of qualifications and work experience for the purposes of employment, and often only presents recent highlights. In many countries, a résumé is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview Vitae may also be requested for applicants to postsecondary scholarships, and grants. In the 2010s it became popular for applicants to provide an electronic text of their CV to employers using email an online website or using a job-oriented site.
Portraying Your Valuable Business Self
The above description contains all the elements embraced in discussing an individual's background. Key Steps in Portraying Your Valuable Self in this Competitive Business World.
Call it Your "Jane or Joe Vitae"
First, don't call it a Curriculum Vitae. Call it your "Jane or Joe Vitae". It's your STORY with your DIALOGUE. Yes, they cast you in the role you are going to play. They are the producer and director; but you are the star.
This is not an Interrogation; it's a Presentation.
Nerves, tentative presentation, wondering about your "technique" are not to be manifest in your confident presentation. Of course you must be flawless in your oral coloring of your background. If you can, try to imagine you are in a friendly social occasion.
Cool and Cheerful, Not Tense
The Vitae should be coated with cheerful elaboration of the total past with which you are happy and at ease! How you present the Vitae matters much more than a "flub" or stumbling over a fact or stopping to correct yourself. Think about the fact that a style of presentation does not have to be flawless and mistake free. It is perfectly OK to be sweet and humble and self effacing.
Be yourself is a stron g recommendation for a natural Vitae Presentation. Remember one of the things an Interviewer is looking for is:
Is the Interviewee natural and at ease in this high pressure situation? The Key Step is to completely KNOW yourself. The more your "Total Story" is scripted inside you, the more comfortable you will be.
A Personal Theatric Script
Think of your Vitae not as a "Big Resume" that is overloaded with potential negatives. Think of your Vitae as a script from which you can deftly and colorfully and easily pull out positive references to your past. You are the "actor" pulling out your best tools and stories. Get your story down in your head and then smile with confidence in all of your interviews!
© 2021 Christofer French