What is a Curriculum Vitae?

A curriculum vitae (CV) is the story of your life presented with a professional perspective

Why is your CV important?

Most recruiters derive your “first impression” from your CV. Most job advertisements will ask for a CV to be attached to your application letter or form or demand that you carry it to your job interview.

How can it be prepared?

  • It’s advisable that you have your CV typed to make it easy for the hiring manager to read your words in case you are unsure of your handwriting.
  • Only attach copies of your original documents to your CV.
  • Make sure that you clear spelling or typing mistakes in your CV before sharing it with an employer
  • Do not copy and paste from the Internet or from a colleague! Make sure you write your own professional/career goals. The employer may ask you to cite examples so only include skills and qualities that you really possess.
  • Also remember that employers will not read too long CVs, at Q-Sourcing Servtec for example, we sometimes receive between 150-200 CVs per job and our recruitment officers, in the interest of time may decide to quickly select the well-organized ones where they can immediately see whether you have the necessary skills required by the job you are applying for.
  • Label the sections clearly e.g. 1) career goal, 2) personal information, 3) education, qualifications and skills, 4) languages, 5) career history, 6) personal interests, 7) positions of responsibility held, 8) prizes and awards and 9) references.
  • Lastly, do not use the same CV for every job you are applying for-change your CV so that those work goals and skills that are relevant for the job you are applying for, comes out more strongly.

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