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Table of Contents
                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
TO OUR READERS
Introduction
1: Difficulties in writing a CV
2: What is the CV/Letter Package?
3: Preparing to write
4: What to show in a CV
5: How to structure the CV
6: CV Layout and Typing
7: How to write the letter
8: Applying to MBA Programs
9: A few last words
Conclusion
Glossary English-French
                        
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Marcus et Stéphanie

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Valorisez vos atouts

Rédigez votre CV

Préparez-vous à l’embauche

V o t r e C V p o u r l ’ i n t e r n a t i o n a l

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o Faire passer vos messages
aux recruteurs

o Etre convaincant dans
la présentation de vos
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o Rédiger votre CV en anglais

o Ecrire une lettre de motivation
gagnante

o Préparer votre entretien
en anglais

o Postuler à un MBA

A CV in English has become a must in the modern world! This
guide teaches job applicants how to write interview-winning CVs in
English for the increasingly international job market.

What does the recruiter want to fi nd out from a CV? What does the
letter contribute? What is the best way to structure a CV? How do
you show your skills? What is the best approach to writing a CV in
English?

This book has been written for Europeans who are either starting
out professionally or changing careers. It teaches them how to
communicate clearly in English what they have to off er.

Marcus Hurt, Directeur
du MBA de l’EDHEC, est
également Professeur
de Stratégie et de
Management. Il est
spécialiste des stratégies
européennes.

Stéphanie Hurt
est Professeur Associé
en Anglais et en
Communication
internationale à l’EDHEC.
Elle est spécialiste du
management interculturel.

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Marcus et Stéphanie

HURT

Valorisez vos atouts

Rédigez votre CV

Préparez-vous à l’embauche

V o t r e C V p o u r l ’ i n t e r n a t i o n a l

in English
Your CV

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Ce guide vous aidera à :

o Valoriser en anglais
votre expérience et
vos compétences

o Concevoir un CV adapté
aux recruteurs étrangers

o Faire passer vos messages
aux recruteurs

o Etre convaincant dans
la présentation de vos
qualités

o Rédiger votre CV en anglais

o Ecrire une lettre de motivation
gagnante

o Préparer votre entretien
en anglais

o Postuler à un MBA

A CV in English has become a must in the modern world! This
guide teaches job applicants how to write interview-winning CVs in
English for the increasingly international job market.

What does the recruiter want to fi nd out from a CV? What does the
letter contribute? What is the best way to structure a CV? How do
you show your skills? What is the best approach to writing a CV in
English?

This book has been written for Europeans who are either starting
out professionally or changing careers. It teaches them how to
communicate clearly in English what they have to off er.

Marcus Hurt, Directeur
du MBA de l’EDHEC, est
également Professeur
de Stratégie et de
Management. Il est
spécialiste des stratégies
européennes.

Stéphanie Hurt
est Professeur Associé
en Anglais et en
Communication
internationale à l’EDHEC.
Elle est spécialiste du
management interculturel.

170 * 240 — 17 mm

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What to show in a CV

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Notice how this summer store manager breaks his job down into two
paragraphs: the first one deals with what he considers a managerial
assignment, and the second with special efforts and
accomplishments he is proud of. He shows learning and willpower
by recognizing the nature of his clientele, then improving his
knowledge of wines and designing a store to appeal to that clientele!
In writing his job breakdown, he has learned again and come to
realize more about his skills. Now that he has formulated it, he will
have much more to offer a future employer.

He has picked just the right verbs to shoot a movie of what he did. Yet,
his use of adjectives is also very important:

• Upmarket Shows the kind of customers he dealt with
shopping mall and suggests something about his relational

skills and communication abilities

• Return customers Demonstrates that his effort in learning
about wines has produced results

• Unpleasant Provides a very clear picture of the
conditions in mall challenges he faced
renovation period

• Difficult conditions Makes it clear how well he did!

Nicolini Wine Store

Summer Manager: Replaced regular manager during summer

vacation in upmarket shopping mall wine store. Handled all daily

operations, ordered in stock, counted out register, made nightly bank

deposits and trained two college students as part-time help.

Studied wine books at night to better advise customers on selections.

This led to many return customers. Also frequently re-arranged store

layout to overcome unpleasant shopping conditions in mall

renovation period. Congratulated by manager at end of summer for

maintaining sales volume in difficult conditions. Problem-

solving


General

assignment

Reaching

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Your CV in English

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ACTION VERBS

Choosing the right verbs for what you did
Verbs are crucial in helping us shoot the movie of ourselves in action.
To help you understand the essential of what you did and help the
recruiter to see it, we are enclosing a list of action verbs for you to
draw on. Above all, they are transitive, i.e., they act upon things and
people to produce outcomes. This book is not meant to be a
dictionary, or many other verbs might be included. We have limited
the list to verbs that seem to be related to management methods,
functions and outcomes. To simplify things, we have grouped them
according to what they show people doing:

• Dealing with information and analyzing
• Obtaining and preserving resources
• Operating or transforming
• Ensuring outcomes, making decisions
• Inventing and taking initiatives
• Working with others

Although imperfect, the list aims to help you locate verbs that best
communicate what you really did and achieved. Obviously, some of
the verbs could be listed in several places. At what point, for
instance, does ‘handled’ go from just ‘taking care of’ something to
successfully ‘coping with’ a problem.

Verbs dealing with information and analyzing

Analyzed Diagnosed Monitored

Audited Estimated Recorded

Balanced Examined Researched

Checked Identified Reviewed

Consulted Indexed Studied

Controlled Interviewed Surveyed

Costed Investigated Verified

Detected Logged

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Able to take stress
Aggressive
Analytic
Assertive
Capable
Careful
Cautious
Cheerful
Considerate
Creative
Curious
Dedicated
Demanding
Dependable
Determined
Diligent
Easy-going
Effective
Efficient
Energetic
Enterprising
Fast
Flexible
Friendly

Efficace sous le stress
Accrocheur, offensif
Analytique
Assuré
Capable, habile, compétent
Consciencieux
Prudent
Attrayant, joyeux
Prévenant
Novateur
Curieux
Dévoué, consciencieux
Exigent
Sûr, fiable, digne de confiance
Décidé, résolu
Assidu
Facile à vivre
Efficace, décisif (accent sur résultats)
Efficace, compétent (accent sur process)
Vigoureux, énergique
Audacieux
Rapide
Souple, maniable
Accueillant

Upfront
Upgrade
Weeding out

Well argued policy statements

Winning bids

Winning people’s cooperation

Franc, direct, apparent, explicite
Hausser le niveau, la qualité
Supprimer, faire une sélection qui

supprime ‘des mauvaise herbes’
Déclaration de politique bien

argumentée
Proposition qui l’emporte, soumission

gagnante, (rédiger une soumission à
un appel d’offre qui est retenue

Gagner la confiance des gens, leur
collaboration, leur adhésions

Traduction de
‘Adjectives to describe what kind of person you are’

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Your CV in English

Goal-oriented
Go-getting
Hard-working
Helpful
Honest
Humorous
Imaginative
Insightful
Intellectual
Intelligent
Natural
Observant
Organized
Patient
Performance-oriented
Persistent
Persuasive
Practical
Precise
Ready and willing
Resourceful
Responsible
Risk-taking
Self-confident
Self-starting
Sensitive
Sincere
Straightforward
Street-smart
Supportive

Thorough

Thoughtful
Warm

Ambitieux, focalisé sur le résultat
Motivé, plein d’initiative
Travailleur
Serviable, efficace
Loyal, intègre
Humoristique, amusant
Imaginatif
Perspicace
Intellectuel
Intelligent
Naturel
Perspicace
Méthodique
Endurant, patient
Visant le rendement
Obstiné, tenace
Convaincant
Pratique
Précis, méticuleux
Volontaire, toujours prêt
Ingénieux, débrouillard
Fiable, sûr, sérieux
Ayant le goût du risque, entreprenant
Sûr de soi, confiant
Motivé, plein d’initiative
Sensible
Sincère
Franc, honnête
Averti, expérimenté
Qui donne son soutien, d’un grand

secours
Approfondi, faisant les choses à fonds,

rigoureux
Réfléchi
Chaleureux

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