Manukau Courier : January 16th 2014
16 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 16, 2014 training NEWS Education& Tips on a goodCV Advertising Feature The letters CV stand for Curriculum Vitae. It’s a document you compile yourself to summarise your education, skills, work history and provide a little insight into what you are like as a person. You want tomake it as easy as possible for potential employers to contact you so a CV should start with your name and contact details, including amobile phone number and email address if you have these. It is then useful to write a brief summary – around four sentences – introducing yourself and setting out concisely what your best attributes are. This should be followed by a list of your skills, supported by examples. www.careers.govt.nz writes: ‘‘Identify what you did, the setting in which this activity was carried out, and what was achieved. Usemajor skill groupings according to the work areas you have experience in (e.g. administration/organisation, communication). Make sure that these skills are true to you, don’t exaggerate just to impress employers.’’ This information should be followed by your employment history, starting with your most recent position first and working back from there. You should include the name of the business you worked for, what the position was that you held and, briefly, what type of duties this involved. Jobs that you did more than 10 years ago can be mentioned briefly as more recent experience tends to be of more interest to potential employers. If you have worked for the same employer for many years, use this as a strength to highlight your loyalty. If you have held different positions, list these to show how you have progressed through the company. If you have been out of the workforce for sometime, perhaps after raising a family, list the positive things you have done with your time and ‘transferable skills’ that may be useful in the workplace. Transferable skills include things like planning, decision making, budgeting and organising. If it is your first job, write about the qualifications you have obtained so far and any other achievements, part-time and holiday jobs (including voluntary work) and your interests and hobbies. Next up list your educational qualifications, staring with the name of the course or qualification you completed, where it was obtained and when. Like your employment history, you should begin with your most recent qualifications remembering to list any professional development courses you’ve done in your present position. Following this, you have a chance to briefly outline some of your interests and hobbies particularly if they relate to a job you’re applying for. You can also include information about any voluntary work you have been involved in. These skills are often transferable to paid employment. You need to include the names of two or three referees on your CV. These are people who can answer questions that a potential employer may have about you and back up what you’ve written in your CV. Suitable referees include people from work or past employers, teachers or tutors, someone from your religious community, a sports coach, or any person who knows you well. www.manukaucourier.co.nz Music ’n’ movies free in our parks Award-winning Aaradhna supported by Swiss and Three Houses Down will entertain with smooth harmony and a whole lot of soul this Saturday at Hayman Park. Then grab your picnic blanket, something comfy and head along to David Lange Park in Mangere next Friday to enjoy a screening of the Disney Pixar animation adventure Brave. Both events are part of Auckland Council’s lineup of free outdoor entertainment this summer. Your local park will be the place to be with Music and Movies in Parks running until March 22, featuring more than 70 musical acts and 18 movies in parks across Auckland. Arts, culture and events committee chairman Alf Filipaina says it is great opportunity to enjoy a variety of music ➤NOTICES Smear tests, Free cervical smear tests tomorrow, January 17, 9.30am-3pm at WONS mobile clinic, at WINZ Mangere, 93 Mascot Ave; on January 20, 9.30am-3pm atWINZ Manurewa, 12 Selwyn Rd. and on January 21, 9.30am-noon at Salvation Army, 16 Bakerfield Place, Manukau, No appointment necessary. Ph 846 7886. Al-Anon, Family Groups are for people who have been affected by other people’s drinking. Meeting every Friday, 8pm at Friendship House, Manukau shopping centre. Ph 379 4871. Chinese festival, The Auckland Chinese Community Centre holds its Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day to welcome in the Year of the Horse on January 18, 9.30am-4pm in Halls 3 & 4, ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Auckland. No admission charge, all welcome. Tramping club, Manukau Tramping Club holds two walks most Sundays. January 19: Piha Valley. A variety of tracks including a visit to the KiteKite waterfalls Good bush and views over Piha. About four hours so a moderate level of fitness is required. Bring good walking shoes (boots are better), lunch, water, sunhat, sunblock, raincoat and a spare warm shirt. All welcome, ph Peter 534 4350 or Roger 021 780 895. Country and western, South Auckland Traditional Country andWestern Club resumes its fortnightly club days on January 19, 1pm5pm, at theMetro Theatre, Massey Rd, Mangere. Afternoon tea, good band, door fee $2 members, $3 non-members. All welcome. Ph Dave 275 6258. Fill a bag, St Columba Op Shop holds a fill a bag sale with clothing and linen, starting January 22, 9am-12.30pm in the church basement, at 480 Ti Rakau Drive (behind Paradice Ice Skating). Jobs workshop, Free employment workshops formigrants seeking professional employment in New Zealand on January 23, 9am-2.30pm, at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 6 Osterley Way. Workshops cover essential topics, job search skills and advice. Ph 263 5490. English advice, Auckland RegionalMigrant Services helpmigrants with advice about their level of English, English classes and referrals to community resources. Clients are welcome to bring a support person with them. Service will be on January 23 and 30 at ARMS Manukau. To make a booking ph 263 5490. Enrolling NOW for 2014 YOUTH – 16-19 year olds (Travel assistance provided) • Defence Force Preparation Level 3 (NCEA Level 2 & National Certifi cate • Automotive Level 2 (NCEA Level 2 & National Certifi cate • Health Care Level 3 (NCEA Level 2 & National Certifi cate) LEVEL 1 & 2 – 18 years and over (Travel assistance provided) • National Certificate in Retail Level 2 • National Certificate in Health Care Level 2 • National Certificate in Automotive Level 1 & 2 (One Programme) Fee Paying Courses: 16 years and over (Student Loans Available) • Health Care Assistant Level 4* * International options now available for this programme • Diploma in Sport and Recreation (Pukekohe Venue) 5822483AE (09) 269 0570 / 021 104 1131 / 027 263 0949 firstname.lastname@example.org Car boot sale, Elim Christian Centre holds a car boot sale on January 25, and every last Saturday of the month, 8am-noon at 198 Mahia Rd (formerly Jehovah’s Witnesses Centre). Cost is $5 per space, first-in-basis, no bookings required, be there by 7am to set up. Food, good quality items and clothing with bargains galore. Ph Malvina 021 0241 6617. Poet’s birthday, The Auckland Robert Burns Association will be celebrating the poet’s birthday beside his statue in the Auckland Domain on January 25 at noon. Come and enjoy an afternoon of celebrating his music, songs and poetry. Ph Dave 576 5985. Prison bus, The Waikeria Prison bus picks up passengers in South Auckland on January 26, and the last Sunday of every month. Ph 275 6161. Country music, Silver Notes Country Music Club holds its club day on January 26, 1pm4pm in the St George’s Bowls Club hall, 84 Cambridge Tce, Papatoetoe. Friendly atmosphere, afternoon tea and plenty of good music with a live band. Door fee $3. Ph 279 4268. Scrabble club, Papatoetoe Scrabble Club has resumed its meeting for 2014, meets every Monday, 12.45pm for 1pm start at the Hunters Corner Bowling Club lounge, Great South Rd, Hunters Corner. New players welcome. Ph 278 4595. in some of Auckland’s fantastic parks. ‘‘Whether R’n’B is your beat or watching the latest blockbuster under the stars tickles your fancy, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I encourage everyone to take advantage of these free events this summer,’’ he says. ‘‘There is a diverse range on offer so grab your picnic blanket, your friends or family and come take a look at what we are doing in our parks this summer.’’ ❚ Aaradhna, Swiss, Three Houses Down, January 18, 2pm-6pm, Hayman Park Brave, January 24, 6.30pm-10pm (movie starts about 8.30pm), David Lange Park, Mangere. Go to moviesinparks.co.nz and musicinparks.co.nz for a full list of events. Music club, Country Magic and Friends Variety Music Club holds its club night on January 29, 7pm-10pm at Ngatapuwae Community Centre, 253 Buckland Rd, Mangere. Easy listening band, warm friendly environment, supper provided. Entry $3 members, $4 non-members, children free. Ph Gay 263 6552. Computer help, Free computer help at Manukau Library, 3 Osterley Way, Manukau. Internet, email, job hunting, all levels welcome. To book a place ph 262 5748. Car boot sale, Connect Baptist Church holds a car boot sale on February 1, from 7.30am, rain or shine, at 75 Everglade Drive, Manukau. Cafe and Lions barbecue. Spaces cost $5, first come first served. Ph Mike 297 7831. JP service, JP services resume at the Otahuhu Town Hall Community Centre in High St on February 3. The service desk is open Mondays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm. Ph Tamati 276 2589. Scottish dancing, Anyone interested in formation dancing is welcome to introductory classes starting on February 5, 7.30pm8.30pm at Hillpark School hall, Grandvue Rd, Manurewa. Hillpark Scottish Country Dancing Club then meets every Wednesday from March 5, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Great aerobic exercise, good music, fun, social dancing, no partner or special clothes needed. Ph Heather 267 6375 or Wendy 266 8017. Seniors AGM, Manurewa Senior Citizens Club holds its annual general meeting on February 11, and meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 10am-1.30pm at Tadmore Hall, 238 Great South Rd. New members welcome. Ph Maureen 266 3422. Music lessons, Kedgley Music Centre at Kedgley Intermediate School is still taking late enrolments for 2014. Classes run after school on week days for primary/intermediate school children, from age 7. Lessons still available are trumpet, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar (bass, classical, contemporary), intro to music, keyboard, recorder, saxophone, ukulele and violin. Some instruments available for hire. Late enrolments close Feb 13. Ph 277 7043 or email email@example.com. Gambling help, Gambling a problem? Gamblers Anonymous group meets every Tuesday, 7.15pm at St John’s Church complex, 120 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe. Ph Denis 813 6647. Grow group, holds free weekly meetings every Monday, 10am at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 16 Puhinui Rd. Grow is a 12-step programme of growth to personalmaturity, helping with depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviour. Open to all. Ph Grow Centre 846 6869. Toughlove, Toughlove Auckland runs parent support groups in south Auckland, providing support for parents experiencing unacceptable teenage behaviour. For venue details ph 624 4363. Al-Anon, Troubled by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon may be for you. Meetings on Tuesdays, 1pm at St Andrew’s Church, Great South Rd, Manurewa (annex behind church). Ph Kath 298 4577 or Ailsa 296 2875. Bridge club, Papatoetoe Contract Bridge Club meets every Monday and Tuesday 7.25pm and every Thursday 9.45am at the Papatoetoe Sports Centre. New members welcome. Ph Fay 263 8545 or Mavis 275 7729. Wedding donation, Gettingmarried? A local marriage celebrant will offer her services free in return for a donation to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust. Ph 634 4647. Contact us TODAY to book an interview!
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