As we all know, the submission of CVs has been a routine exercise recently in Nigeria, especially for those in search of a dream job.
Individuals go around from one office to another submitting application letters and CVs, but unfortunately, at the end of the day, they won’t even be invited for a job interview, let alone get appointed. This has been the case for so many job seekers in Nigeria today.
This calmly written article will help you secure, or should I say nail, that job you have been seeking with the perfect and mesmerizing curriculum vitae.
First, your CV has to successfully pass the 30-second test. Yes, no single employer will spend more than 30 seconds perusing your application details; your CV precisely, and to get a job in Nigeria, it only takes 30 seconds for an employer to decide to request to meet you for an interview. Yea, that sounds crazy, but that’s just the concrete fact.
So let’s answer the question; how does your CV pass the 30-second test? And how do you nail that dream job of yours with the perfect-looking curriculum vitae?
DO NOT BEGIN YOUR CV WITH THE WORD “CURRICULUM VITAE” :
It is indeed incredibly wrong. It takes only five (5) seconds to capture a homo sapiens’ attention and to do that, you need a highly mesmerizing headline. Always start your CV with your name as the heading, boldly written at the top, and with a captivating font; I would recommend “Cooper Black” and “Copperplate Gothic”.
USE A MATURED EMAIL ADDRESS TO GET YOUR DREAM JOB:
After captivating your said-to-be employer with a mesmerizing headline, you indubitably won’t want to lose the promising attention the employer is giving your CV at the moment with a childish and irresponsible email address such as “email@example.com”, that alone can prove to be very costly. It costs absolutely nothing to open a new e-mail address, so why not do so using your name as it is and eradicate that childish and irresponsible look from your CV.
ALWAYS ADD YOUR DUTIES UNDER YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE:
In the work experience section, you are expected to add details of where you have previously worked and when. Please do not forget to add the duties/responsibilities you execute or carry out in the course of working in a particular organization.
What I’m saying is this; after writing the name of the organization and position held, add a subheading “duties” and underneath it write all that you were in charge of doing or did in the course of that job.
Also, note that you are not required to include all your work experience in your CV; add only work experience relating to the job you are applying for at that time.
PERSONAL SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:
This, I would say, is even the most important of all. This is the key part an employer looks at immediately after taking a brief look at your “biodata”. Make sure you possess at least two valuable skills and as many professional certifications as possible.
Employers know that your educational qualification won’t be the entity working for them; it is the skill you must have acquired that does so and shows just how capable you are for the job.
Yes, that is pretty much all you need. Get all these things listed above correctly, the job you so dearly seek is all but yours.
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