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CV, Curriculum Vitae, resumes – call it what you like – these documents are almost always one of the most critical factors when it comes to job hunting. They serve as the first impression that a prospective employers gets of you, and, therefore, producing a strong CV is vital.

But writing one can often feel like a minefield. After all, what is the best possible way to represent who you are on just a single page? And with increasingly cutthroat competition in the job market and most recruiters only spending as little as 30 seconds reading a CV, how can you be certain your application stands out from the crowd?

If that doesn't sound bad enough, studies suggest many female candidates struggle to get their resumes noticed because they are simply too modest. This is clearly counterproductive because the whole point of a CV is to sell yourself and draw attention to your achievements.

In the face of these challenges, Beijing Women's Network is delighted to join forces with Vanessa Jencks on a professional skills webinar on how to make sure your job application packs a powerful punch! In this informative workshop, Vanessa will draw on her vast experience in HR to reveal how you can:

  • Stay clear of the most common CV mistakes
  • Give your application that extra edge
  • Craft a powerful personal statement

About the Speaker

Vanessa Jencks is the co-founder and co-owner of Quintet Talent Innovations (QTI), an HR company, JADE Island Media, Sanya Staycations, and YELA, an extra-curricular education company. Her experience in Human Resource includes reaching out to thousands of candidates, conducting countless interviews, and recruiting talent in short amounts of time. She has provided CV and interview coaching to principals, directors, teachers, journalists, college graduates, and high school students. Services provided through QTI include custom CVs, candidate websites, video, editing, proofreading, and more.

Outside of HR, she is US-certified in Early Childhood Education and Secondary English Literature and has multiple years of direct classroom experience. She owes a great amount of gratitude to True Run Media, who gave her the career-transforming opportunity to work as managing editor of beijingkids magazine, working alongside the teams at theBeijinger and 菁kids. She is on the board of the Clothing Auction Network, is a Local Hero for 51Give in Sanya, and runs various non-profit community groups for educators, English learners, and vloggers.

Who is this event for?

This event is open to everyone! There are no restrictions on age, gender, or nationality. The workshop will be held in English.

This event is brought to you by the Beijing Women's Network. Each month, we bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to empower young and mid-range professionals to build upon their professional skills and networks. If you are not yet a member of the Beijing Women's Network on WeChat, please add WeChat: nandini88 and ask to be added into the group.

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