I must sincerely thank all who follows this blog and made very insightful criticisms and suggestions on how it could be of more value in addressing issues of relevance. These suggestions have made me tailor my write-ups to such issues that are uppermost in the minds of the readers.
It is of particular interest when a request was made that I should provide a guide on CV/resume writing, job search procedures and on how to secure a choice job. I will address all three issues in the next three articles that I will post in the next few days apart.
Objectively, the intention of this blog post is to relate over 19 years of human resource management practice and issues that bother on recruitment, selection, and staffing. I have met quite intelligent job seekers who could not secure a job placement simply because their Cvs were not properly written to attract an invitation from recruiters or headhunters. While some job seekers have beautiful and well-structured CVs they dont know how to search for organizations that require their services, in fact, most of such applicants failed to understand the differences between online job search, unsolicited application and how to respond to media job advertisement.
Lastly, in the last part of this article, I will talk extensively about best practice interview guidelines and how to get a job when invited for an interview.
HOW TO WRITE CURRICULUM VITAE THAT STANDS OUT
WHAT IS A CURRICULUM VITAE?
A CV (Curriculum Vitae) has a Latin origin and it simply means Course of Life. Or what we call your journey of life.This implies that it is a more comprehensive document highlighting the holders biography. It gives clear and detailed information such as bio-data, educational qualifications, achievements, publications, courses attended, honors, awards etc. CV is usually between two pages and more, it has a chronological order and in most cases static, hence, it does not require changes when applying for different job positions. It is generic in nature. Cvs are commonly used in Europe, United Kingdom, Asia, and African.
*CONTINUE TO NEXT ARTICLE: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CV AND RESUME
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