Are you holding back from applying for jobs because you know that the interview will be in English?
Do you worry that something might be missing on your CV because you don’t know what an English CV should look like?
I can help!
1. Help with your English CV
I will review your English CV and give you extensive written feedback, in which I will suggest changes that you could make so that it comes across better. There will also be a 20-minute online call to discuss any changes, additions or questions. Note: this is not a translation or CV-writing service.
When I’m looking at your CV, I will
- highlight and correct any typing errors or anything that doesn’t make sense, as well as any issues with grammar or vocabulary;
- Tell you if anything is missing that English employers are likely to want to know. I’ll also highlight any information that doesn’t need to be included on an English CV;
- Look at the text to see how well it flows and make any suggestions that will help you to improve it.
You will be able to send off your CV knowing that you’ve given it your best and that the language is clear and correct.
2. Interview preparation
Whether you’re preparing for a specific interview or you want to generally improve your performance at interviews, I will help you to talk about yourself and your achievements clearly and confidently. In the interview practice, I will
- Ask you a range of questions, both general and specific to your personal situation, so that you can prepare your answers in a relaxed atmosphere;
- Help you with any issues relating to your presentation, language, vocabulary or grammar.
- Help you to speak about your experience and achievements with clarity and confidence;
You will still have to do the interview, but you will be well-prepared and feel more confident because you will have practised and polished your performance.
The interview practice will take place in English, but we can also discuss any questions that you may have in German.
3. Video CV preparation
Some companies are now asking applicants to provide a short video CV presentation as part of their job application. These video CVs can be a powerful tool to find out about an applicant’s personality, style, and energy, but from the applican’t’s point of view, it can be more of a challenge to convey themselves authentically in a couple of minutes. Even more so if you are recording the video in an additional language.
You will need to make the video, but I will help you to prepare for it by identifying the points that you want to cover, helping you with any questions around language where necessary, and looking at your tone of voice, use of language, and speaking style. This will help you to feel prepared and equipped to make your video.
What does it cost?
- Assistance with your English CV – review and written feedback, plus a 20 minute call
- Interview preparation – an hour of online training
- CV video preparation – Question sheet to help you prepare, followed by a 60-minute call – £45.
If you would like to know more or to book training, send me a message using the contact form below.
Training takes place on weekdays between 09:00 and 18:30 UK time
Customer feedback – Stephanie from Germany
“Für mich war insbesondere die Vorbereitung auf das Vorstellungsgespräch hilfreich, denn ein solches Gespräch ist auch für Berufserfahrene mit einer gewissen Anspannung verbunden. Unter Druck macht es sich eben bemerkbar, ob man in seiner Muttersprache kommuniziert oder nicht. Mit Kirsty konnte ich die Situation vorab durchspielen, Varianten einüben, eventuelle kritische Fragen des potenziellen Arbeitgebers gut parieren und eigene Punkte präziser formulieren. Man geht dann mit mehr Sicherheit in das Gespräch und hat den Kopf frei für das Wesentliche.”
Find out more or receive free resources
You can get in touch with me via my contact form if you are interested in booking any of the training sessions.
You can also sign up here if you would like me to send you my “20 tips on coming across well at interviews” and/or the “20 tips for writing a good CV and cover letter” PDFs:
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