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Willie and Viktoria
Willie and Viktoria

Meet the educators

Hello and a warm welcome to this course on “Net That Job: How to Write a CV online“!

My name’s Willie McGuire and, together with Viktoria Nikolova, we’ll help you to create a 21st century CV that’ll help you to net your dream job.

Creating a CV is a very personal thing. It’s partly a story of your past that employers use to decide if you have a future with them. So, first, let’s get to know one another. Here are the stories of the Educators on this course - you may wish to follow us to keep up with our comments.

Willie’s work ‘story’

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I’m a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. You might be able to tell by the accent. Before that I was a lecturer here and, prior to that, I was an education adviser in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, before which I taught in schools as a Head of English. The main thing that’s important to you about my work ‘story’ though, is that it took me a little while to get that first job as a Head of English; I had to change my CV lots and lots of times. And it wasn’t easy; I remember how hard it was very well indeed. What do I want to get from this course, then?

  1. I want to help you to become successful;
  2. I want to help you to create the best CV you can;
  3. I want to think about my own CV! I’m a senior lecturer, but I want promotion, too; I want to be a professor. So, this course is important for me, too.

Viktoria’s work ‘story’

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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Glasgow, studying English and French, and this is my fourth year out of five. As my final year is approaching, I am focusing more and more on what I would like to do after I graduate and how to stand out from the crowd of people fighting for jobs. I came to the realisation that experience is vital, but the way you present it in your CV might be your chance to beat the competition and make your way to an interview. So, I’d like to help you increase your chances of getting your dream job, but in the meantime I also hope to increase my own, too! I hope that by the end of this course, we are all going to learn some new ways to improve our CVs.

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Net That Job: How to Write a CV Online

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