CV Writing & Preparation Workshop

CV Writing & Preparation Workshop

How To Write, Edit or Prepare the Perfect CV / Resume | taught by Sarah Cordiner & Paul Ames

Course description

Participants on this program will learn about the importance and purpose of a CV, the fundamental requirements of a CV and if they following the guidance in this course, will come out with a professional CV that is ‘employer ready’.

Whether you are starting your CV completely from scratch for the first time, or are refreshing an old one, this course will ensure you get it right.


We will cover:

  • The importance and purpose of a CV
  • How to Make your CV stand out from the rest of the pile
  • What to include and what not to include
  • The 7 key components of a great CV
  • The appropriate structure, presentation and layout of an effective CV
  • Matching your skills, strengths, qualities and experience to the intended industry and job role
  • Downloads of skills and qualities to help you
  • Downloads of over 90 personal profiles to be inspired by
  • A downloadable CV template for you to use or copy
  • Completing an electronic CV that is ‘employer ready’ using Microsoft Word
  • Some example industry specific CVs for you to be inspired by

Sarah Cordiner & Paul Ames
Sarah Cordiner & Paul Ames
Course Instructors

Sarah Cordiner (CEO of MainTraining) and Paul Ames (Managing Director of Skyes the Limit Career Counselling), have formed a formal partnership to bring to you the highest level of expertise in employability and career success training and coaching that you can find.

More About Your Instructors:


Sarah CordinerPaul Ames




“You have unique talents, knowledge, skills and competencies just waiting to be unlocked. It doesn’t matter what your starting point is, or how little you have – with a little bit of resourcefulness, the gift of self-efficacy and some good education, everything you dream of is possible”
. Sarah Cordiner



Educational entrepreneur, dedicated to providing equal access to quality education for all.

Sarah is a Number 1 Best-Selling Author in Educational Leadership and Business, qualified trainer, professional speaker and respected consultant in 'Edupreneurship', 'Edu-marketing', Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Education & Training, online learning and virtual reality education.

She is a specialist in training development and curriculum design, as well as trainer of trainers in adult learning.


  • CEO of MainTraining;
  • Co-Director of ‘The Training Revolution’ (Virtual Reality Education & Training)
  • PGCE in Adult Education; BA (Hons) in Education; Diploma in Lifelong Learning; TAE40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment
  • Diploma in Business; Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • Winner of the 'Influential 100 Awards 2015 and 2016’
  • Founder of ‘The Edupreneur Awards’
  • Finalist of the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2015
  • Finalist of the Telstra Start-Up Business of the Year 2015
  • Nominee of the 40 Under 40 Awards 2015, to name but a few…”


Sarah’s Keynote and Expert Topics:


  • Vocational Education & Training
  • Engaging Teaching & Learning Practices
  • Curriculum/Instructional Design and Development
  • Creating Profitable Courses and Training Programs
  • Creating Online Learning Programs and Virtual Reality Education
  • Marketing and Sales of Education and Training Programs
  • Making Training Businesses More Profitable - Ethically
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Start-Up Success Strategies
  • Edupreneurship: What entrepreneurs and businesses in any industry can learn about growing business by using the platform of education instead of sales, and how to create profitable learning products and programs as a lead generation tool
  • Workforce Planning & Development: How large businesses and corporate enterprises can maximise their productivity and profitability by effectively utilising and developing their workforce skills and capabilities
  • Profitable Workforce Development: Staff Training for Positive ROI
  • Students Transitioning from Education to Employment: What's next and what do employers really want?
  • Overcoming Adversity: How actively creating adversity as well as effectively coping with it is the key to success in life and business


Sarah's work has enabled the education of thousands of professional workers and business owners in over 100 countries towards their personal and professional goals.

Her training has helped welfare dependents in remote Australian communities (and throughout the UK) progress to employment; she initiated the movement of ‘Edupreneurship' and assisted other training providers to deliver excellent training via her train-the-trainer programs, consultancy and training design and development services, and has even supported the economic development of entire communities by providing training and consultancy on training and workforce development initiatives.


Sarah’s (very brief) story!


I am a ‘rags to riches’, ‘anything is possible’ and the ‘just get off your behind and make it happen’ educational entrepreneur.

When I first started in business in the UK at 19 years old, I had zero business training, $17 in my bank account and loved ones telling me I was stupid.

Hailing from a gypsy background where female entrepreneurship and education was frowned upon; my dreams had been crushed and ridiculed.

I started an education business anyway where my competition was the Federal Government and two multi-million dollar global enterprises.

But my passion could move planets. So I did it anyway - and I succeeded.


In 2012, my circumstances dramatically changed and I washed up on the shores of Western Australia; no money, friends, phone, laptop or bed to sleep in. Eighteen months later, I’m recognised as a leader in my industry. I have 23 people working for me and had turned down a $3 million offer for my business.


My education services business ‘MainTraining’ has now been in operation for over a decade. Teaching thousands (including prisoners, long term unemployed, schools, colleges, universities, defence forces, remote communities, governments, corporate professionals, international franchises and entrepreneurs) in over 100 countries.


I now speak on stages internationally about education, edupreneurship and business, seeing bookings up to two years in advance.

I’ve gone from desperately handing out my email address on scraps of stolen paper, to having over 40,000 followers on my email database and social media combined.


Those ‘normal’ people who’ve achieved their goals through hard work and passion inspire me. Having now done the same, I want to make sure no dream goes unrealised. My goal is to show 10,000+ aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals by 2020, that no matter your circumstances, who you are or where your starting point is, you CAN make anything happen if you try hard enough and put the right strategies into play.


If you would like to book Sarah as a speaker, trainer or presenter at your next event; or book a consultation, please contact her on scordiner@maintraining.com.au



Connect with Sarah:


Sarah’s Online Courses: http://courses.maintraining.com.au

Sarah’s Amazon Books: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018U7VRB0

Youtube: http://bit.ly/1JM5JOc

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcordiner

Blog: http://sarahcordiner.blogspot.com.au/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CordinerSarah

Company Facebook: www.facebook.com/maintraining

Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/efficacyeffect

That’s Business! Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/youarewhatyouniche

Entrepreneur to EDUpreneur Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entrepreneur2edupreneur/

The Training Revolution: https://www.facebook.com/thetrainingrevolution/

Company Web: www.maintraining.com.au

Personal Web: www.sarahcordiner.com

Google+: www.google.com/+SarahCordinerEDU

Instagram: https://instagram.com/maintraining/

Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/sarahcordiner/






Incredibly driven and motivated career coach, with a life purpose of providing affordable, massive value career guidance to people from all walks of life. Paul has helped change the lives and careers of many of his clients from all walks of life with his Solution Focused Career Coaching and unique individualised approach.

-Managing Director of Skyes The Limit Career Counselling
-Winner of the "Influential 100 Awards 2016'
-Featured in top national and international podcasts.
-Featured in major nationwide media publications.

My journey begun from my time in high school where like many of us we never received any career guidance or direction, and as a result felt like I had no purpose and "Job Hopped" through my 20's experiencing many negative emotions and limiting beliefs.

I thought to myself one day "I don't want other going through the horrible feelings and emotions I went through" so I completed a Diploma of Counselling majoring in careers and as they say "The Rest Is History".


Connect with Paul:

Website-www.skyesthelimitcareercounselling.com

Email- admin@skyesthelimitcareercounselling.com

Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/professionalcareergrowth/

Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/Skyes-The-Limit-734841899892286/

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Sarah Cordiner: info@maintraining.com.au

Paul Ames: admin@skyesthelimitcareercounselling.com

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the CV Preparation Workshop
03:04
Welcome to The CV Workshop FREE
Meet Your Trainer - Sarah Cordiner
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Introduction to CV Preparation
13:24
What is a CV?
What is the Point?
Stand Out From the Pile FREE
What Your CV Does NOT Need
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The Key Components of a Great CV
28:46
Designing Your Standout Resume Part 1
Designing Your Standout Resume Part 2
The Key Components of a Great CV: Overview FREE
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 1
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 2
ACTIVITY: Personal Profile Templates, Cheat Sheets & Examples
Downloadable PDF: Personal Profile Templates, Cheat Sheets & Examples
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 3
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 4
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 5
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 6
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 7
How To Edit Your CV Using Microsoft Word
ACTIVITY: Your CV Template
Taking it Online
Example CV - Industry xxx
Example CV - Industry xxx
Example CV - Industry xxx
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Course Conclusion
01:18
What's Next
Contact Paul
Contact Sarah
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