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How To Prepare A Good Curriculum Vitae (CV)
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:04 PM »
Submitting a nice CV can boast your chance of being invited for an interview or might even increase the probability of you getting that job. The word CV is an abbreviation for a Latin word called Curriculum Vitae which means course of life. The way you package it matters a lot.

Some Mistakes People Make When Creating A CV
-   Working experience when you aren’t working but instead hunting for a job.
-   The contacts of your relatives were you are supposed to write contact of a person in good position in the company or firm you’ve worked before. Such person(s) should be able to attest for you that you are hard working, smart and things like that.
-      Using one CV created years ago for all Job Applications - Your CV should be edited to suit every application.

Steps On How To prepare A CV

•   Write your name in upper case(capital later) and bold.
•   Write your personal information.
•   Next your contact information should follow.
•   Objective.
Remember that your objective should go line with the companies you’re applying for objective.
•   Educational background with date.
•   Qualification obtained from the institution you attended.
•   Work experience
•   Co-curricular activities or hobbies
•   Reference

                                 YOUR NAME
Personal information
Contact Information
No. 2 Vincent street, Yaba Lagos.

To pursue a challenging and career oriented position in the field of Computer Science, which offers immense opportunities based on skills, professional expertise, target and cope to the challenges through dedication and commitment.

Institution Attended With Date:

Delta State University, Abraka                                                                            2004-2006
River State Polytechnic, Bori                                                                               2000-2002
Random Comprehensive High School, Scotland                                                  1995-2000

Qualification Obtained With Date:
BSc. Computer Science                                                                                      2006
First Class Honour
National Diploma                                                                                               2002
West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examintation                          2000
A’s in Math and English together with 5 credit’s o’level

Work Experience:
3 years freelance working experience
1 year industrial attachment with Nimbuzz Nigeria Limited

Swimming, table tennis and reading.

Engr. Wisdom Alapota
Nimbuzz Nigeria Limited.

A Good Sample Of A Well Packaged CV

Design Format Samples
How your CV is designed can also grab attention and make your potential employer want to read to the end.
Personally, those Old designs our grand-fathers used is kinda of outdated.
To get some pretty, modern and industry standard CV/Resume Samples and Designs, you should follow any of these two methods.
1. Click here to download Microsoft Office Resume Samples 
2. Open Microsoft Word (2007+) >> Select FILE menu >> Click NEW >> On the templates options displayed, Scroll to Resume/CV samples, Download any design you want, Save to PC and Edit sample content.
NOTE: Your PC should have Internet Access for Templates to download.

I wish the best of luck as you go for interview.
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« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 05:33 AM by Briggz5d »