Above all things pertaining to job search, writing a good CV should be the passion of a job seeker. No matter how corporately dressed you are, no matter how beautiful or handsome you are, your CV is your selling point.
In commerce, marketing is seen as one of the important aid to trade among others. For instance, in the present day Nigeria, people prefer to buy their goods from the mall, manufacturer's company and other top-notch sales outlet rather than patronize small scale outlets like hawkers and local market. From here, note that you must strive to have a good CV which will make you sought out in the job market because your job security is fulfilled through the presentation of a good CV. Moreover, the Nigerian job market is highly competitive as a result of high population versus the limited number of jobs. More reason you have to possess a good and catchy CV. In fact, this is what will get you a good job no matter how qualified you are.
At a point in my job search endeavor, I realized that my CV did not get the desired attention because it had some loopholes. Then I put myself in the position of a recruiter to see if I would accept that kind of CV and I began to make adjustments from there.
However, hiring managers get to know you through your CV. More reason you have to follow some universal guidelines to write an effective CV. These guidelines will give you headway in the job market in Nigeria. Follow these guidelines as you create and update your CV:
• Make it detailed
The characteristics of a good and acceptable CV is a detailed summary of your educational background, work experience, skills, and contact information. Ensure that you include basic information leaving no stone unturned. Moreover, a detailed CV gets the attention of the hiring manager compared to the one that is not detailed.
• Write it yourself but seek help from well written CVs
There is nothing as good as writing your CV yourself. This enables you to give a better expression of your information.
Also, hiring managers are professionals who can easily detect whether you wrote your CV or someone else wrote it for you. Amazingly, the help you can offer yourself on this is to use a well-written CV as a guide to writing your CV.
• Be concise in your writing
Make sure you give important and necessary information, using few words. This makes your CV easy to read and acceptable.
• Showcase your accomplishments
Ensure that you write what you have accomplished so far, how you accomplished them and the extent of your accomplishments.
For instance, achieved 100% excellent customer service through strategic marketing.
• Cross-check and edit where necessary
You have to read over and over in order to correct typographical errors. A single error can largely affect your beautiful CV. Be mindful enough to edit your CV.
• Grade yourself
After preparing your CV, put yourself in the position of a recruiter, strictly explore your CV and give yourself a pat on the back for writing a good and acceptable CV.
CV writing is a task which every job seeker must accomplish. Understand that whatever you present determines whether you will be considered by the hiring manager or not. Therefore, strive to write a good and acceptable CV, in order to scale through your job search endeavor.