If you are new to using computers for writing letters or other documents, you may find it easier to talk to a member of staff who will give you a simple induction and help you with your writing.
If you are new to using Open Office but have used writing programmes on Windows or MAC before, you will find that adjusting to Open Office can be quick and fairly easy. The layout is very similar and many of the same tools and functions can be found on the toolbar, just with different icons!
The best way to familiarise yourself with the software can just be playing around with a sample text. If you want to do something specific with your text and you're not quite sure how to do it, just ask Charlotte, Ruthie or Steve. If you want to do more in depth tutorials independently, and you find reading instructions on the screen easier than getting help from another person then you can find a useful breakdown of tools and actions at this website: TUTORIALS FOR OPEN OFFICE
It's always useful to talk with people about what you want to find and what you're struggling with, so please don't hesitate to stop Charlotte, Ruthie or Steve chat about where you're at with your search and anything that's getting in your way.
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However, we can offer support in looking in the right places for the right job for you, and support you informally.
We have created a CV template for an imaginary person, that might help you format your own. You can add your own information to each section. The template we've used below is a 'Performance CV' template - the standard CV used by most people which highlights your previous jobs and experience.
When you save your CV, make sure you save it to your home folder. The template in home/public should remain blank.
However, if you are just finishing education, or don't have much previous work experience, a performance CV might not be the right kind of CV for you. You might best suit a skills focused CV, an academic CV or an electronic CV; we can help you with this.
Prospects offer some useful detailed advice on writing covering letters here.
We can also help you write this, but you will need to have thought through these areas:
# Your interest in and knowledge of the company
# Employment experience and personal qualities that are unique to you
# Additional information that does not fit easily into a CV
# Any personal circumstances or anomalies in your application.