CV Review Tips: Review Your CV With This Guide To Avoid Rejection

Here are CV Review Tips. Review Your CV With This Guide To Avoid Rejection. This article contains Do’s and Dont’s of CV writing. As well as the Do’s and Dont’s of CV packaging.

 

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The Do’s  and Don’ts of CV Writing

  1. Never begin your CV with “Curriculum Vitae”. You can start by mentioning your name boldly written with a bigger font.
  2. Make sure the address on your CV is the same with the site of the work. It will make interviewers have the intention to employ you earlier than usual. e.g, if the job is in Kumasi, apply with a Kumasi address. If you don’t stay in the same location, look for someone you know that use same location.
  3. Don’t use childish email address. Use an email address which contains your name. Don’t use an email address like [email protected] It says a lot about you, whether you really fit for the work I wished to to . You can use [email protected] or [email protected] If the name is already taken, add some numbers, e.g [email protected]
  4. Under personal data or profile. Some things like date of birth, state or region, local government and nationality aren’t compulsory to be stated in the CV. As a matter of fact, if in case you don’t meet the age target they need doesn’t favor you, just don’t add your date of birth. Leave the interviewer in doubt. But rather concentrate on selling your skills.
  5. Pertaining to educational background and dates, simply put down the school attended, your course of studied and then the year you graduated. Leave out the year you got admission. Some people started school in 2005 and graduated in 2012 for a 4-year course. It might not be their fault but employers wouldn’t take it that way since you’re not there to defend it. So I say again, write out only the graduation year.
  6. There’s no need for your grade to be added to your CV (First class, 2.1, 2.2, etc). Just don’t add it.
  1. In recent times, people loose their jobs because of professional certification. Under this, most people don’t really know they have to add to the CV and it gets the employers angry. It means you haven’t done much to add value to yourself. If you are a Corp member here, try to do one or two professional course during your service year, else you will be submitting what we call an empty CV’. For those working, you can use your weekends to achieve same. It will help you in your next job search.
  2. Under your working experience, you are expected to state where you worked, your job designation and your responsibilities. If you are no longer working in the firm, write your responsibilities in past tense. The current place of work can be written in present tense.
  3. However, all your work experiences need to be on your CV except the one relates to the job you’re applying  for. it makes your CV concise.
  4. Under you hobbies and interest, you need to be careful of your choices. I once saw a CV that has playing video games as the applicant’s hobby. I quickly discarded the CV. Your hobbies should be within researching, meeting people, playing scrabble or chess, mentoring and travelling. But be sure you are into the hobbies as it could be placed before you one day.
  5. Under your referees or references, please you are expected to have your referees name, address, phone number and email address. You can also use your family member as your referee but ensure you don’t use the same surname. Also, make sure your referees are aware you are using them as referees to avoid stories that touch.
  6. An ideal CV should be in black and white not colored with the exception on two occasions: if you are applying as a graphic designer and if you want to amaze your employer or when your CV has the logo of the company you’ve worked before under your job experience.
  7. Never forward to another employer a CV from your inbox . Open and create a fresh mail then upload your CV and send
  8. When sending your CV, make sure the subject contains the job role you are applying for.
  9. Don’t save your CV on your laptop or phone as ‘My CV’ or Edited CV’. Simple save it with your full name, e.g McAnthony Alayi
  10. When sending your CV, don’t leave the email page empty. Copy your cover letter and post on the email page. Forget the usual ‘Sir/Madam, kindly find attached herewith for your mail’ . .
  11. You don’t need to attach your passport photo on your CV except the employer asked for it which is quite not necessary .
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49 Comments

  • DUUT SONU WISDOM 8 months ago

    Please can you please help me to make corrections on my cv

  • Konlanbik Moses 9 months ago

    Can you please send me the sample of a CV? am Basic Education Student

  • Rubben Dzampo 9 months ago

    I am a student in the field of Mathematics and Statistics , can you please help me with a sample of good CV.

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