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How to Write a Good CV – AROWOLO AANUOLUWAPO

CV_image.jpgWriting the job-getting CV is often considered a difficult task (nothing good comes easy), but with the right guidelines, you can easily create a great resume that will boldly boast of your accomplishments in your absence.

One rule you should note, however, is that there is no ‘one best way’ to write a CV. You can be creative about yours (it’s a free world), but there are certain things that MUST be included. We have put together some suggestions that will help place your CV in the spotlight.

Generally, CVs are of two kinds – Education-based and Experience-based. The first is used when you have got no work experience (fresh graduate) or you are applying for a research role in an educational institution. The rule is that your educational/professional qualifications come first before other information. The other, experience-based, centres more on the skills you have garnered while working. Your experience should be listed from the most recent to the oldest, not forgetting to showcase your exploits. For both, put to mind that one CV may not work for all the industries, thus, you will have to adapt each CV for each industry.

Usually, a CV should contain the following information:
1.Your personal details – name, address, age (not be compulsory), phone number, email etc Put these information in a strategic location and in legible fonts, easily noticeable by the employer and make sure the data are current. (Some job seekers can fix in email addresses that are not theirs!)

 

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Life After University – Options and Choices!

112710-jt-dale-300x162WE sometimes get the chance to feature expert opinions on our discussion, and today I want bring to you the thoughts of Alexis Cheteau of Collegemate.org on “Life After College”. This content I feel is a raw reflection of the reality that hits fresh grads… From the lens of the grad, life after graduation is characterised with high Hopes, Expectations, Optimism, Visions, call it, but then they are not all of that! It is more of Decisions, Options, Tests, Pressures, all of which are great in themselves depending on how you use them!

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