How to write a Good Cv/Resume
YOUR CV/ RESUME IS YOUR MARKETTING TOOL.
IT MEANS THAT YOU DON’T GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION.
BUT, DID YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE FORM THAT FIRST IMPRESSION OF WHO THEY ARE BEFORE THE INTERVIEW THROUGH THEIR CV/RESUME.
remember employers require few seconds to decide if you are qualify OR not.
TREAT YOUR CV WITH RESPECT AND LOVE .
BUILD IT LIKE A HOME.
ENSURE THE FOUNDATION IS SOLID.
LET IT BE A PERFECT REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS AT ALL TIMES
- A curriculum vitae is a written overview of a person's experience and other qualifications for a job opportunity.
- A Resume/CV contains Bio Data, Chronology of one life or Work Experience, Outline of one educational qualification. Etc.The resume is a tool with one specific purpose to get the employer attention. If this not achieve, it isn’t effective
CV/Resume is not a joke when searching for a job.
Research shows that:
• Only one interview is granted to every 200 resumes received by
the average employer.
• Resumes are normally quickly scanned, rather than read by
recruiters. So we have just about 10 to 20 seconds to
create/persuade recruiters/employer to read further.
• What this mean is that the decision to interview a candidate is
usually base on overall first impression of the resume.
So you see that a CV/ Resume is to a job seeker what an arrow is to an archer.
Without a good CV/ Resume, your chances of landing a good job will travel south except of course you’re waiting for a miracle from God or a favour from a rich God Father.
Building a Resume/CV
What do you need a CV/ Resume for?
What is Job ?
So what next before or after Graduation?
Sometimes we look for job without knowing
That there are certain rules when seeking.
And these rules are very important.
If plan A does not work plane B will
For those who already have a job and wants another job.
At this time you already know who you are, and what you can and cannot do. But remember in all you will also put in mind that all this gives you experience. Pay attention to your CV.
Continuous learning and development. You also need to acquire more.
Before writing a Resume/CV
1. You have to ask yourself what are the employer's needs.
Put yourself to the needs of the employer.
- What would make someone the perfect candidate for the job? Qualification; What level of qualifications. CV; how good and how well is the cv arranged. Abilities , Application Letter,Skills. Etc.
- What would set a truly exceptional candidate apart from a merely good one?
Starting with a clear vision of what you can offer.
• What you intend to achieve.
• Vision of what you can offer.
• What you good at.
• Pin point your strengths.
• Determine what you are good at.
• Knowing and understand your strengths
3. Focus on the Top Half of your Resume.
Top Half should include:
- A good contact number.
- E-mail Address. Gmail preferable.
- Contact Home/office Address.
- Professional Linkedin url.
4. Branding Profile.
- It comes after your bio data
- Brief description of your greatest accomplishment.
- It is also call your “Personal Summary” or “Profile”
- Don’t use Objectives Statement as it is old and outdated.
- It conveys to the company what you can do for them.
5. Emphasize previous accomplishment:
- Employers wants to see result you have made during your last job, in school, projects,outside.
- Problems you solved.
- How you solved them.
- The impact it made.
- Quantify these accomplishments in percentages, amount etc.
- Say you "Worked on projects for Shell and Alcon" rather than “Worked on big projects” your employer will be the once to ask how big or small the projects are.
- Say “Manage 10 Million Naira budget for large scaled event for 1000 students” rather than “Managed a budget for large scaled event.”
6. Highlight the format.
- Put extra effort in the design of your Resume.
- Use alternate fonts, time new roman and arial should be avoided. Garmond, gale sans
- Emphasize on section by utilizing subtle changes like bold texts, italics etc.
- Always use lists, bullet list are a great way to draw attention to the things you want to highlight.
- Make your Resume/CV Relevant.
- Always tailor your CV/Resume to the job you are applying for.
- Review the job vacancies for key words and utilize these key words throughout your Resume/CV.
Jobs Search Options
- Social Media. Facebook,Whatapp,Twitter. Etc
- Registering/Creating your profile online. E.g.create a profile with Jobshop, Career24.com.ng ,Jobberman.com. etc
- Online job search. Search for Job's online.
- Newspapers. Look for jobs on newspapers etc.