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5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 2:06pm On Oct 24, 2014
Thank God it's Friday! Because we are passionate about your productivity and success, here are CV crafting tips for you.

Be sure not to

1. Get too personal
If the job description did not request you to put some personal information such as your birth details, photograph, religion, sexual orientation and political affiliation.

2. Include spelling errors and poor grammar
Around 50% of CVs that are received by recruiters contain spelling or grammatical errors. Do not let the recruiter read “Dear Sir or Madman”. It is good to have a friend to proofread your resume before you send it out.

3. Add irrelevant work experience
Read the job description of the post you are applying for so you include only important work experience that will let your CV stand out and yet fit the position you want.

4. Show off hobbies or oddities
76% of CVs are ignored by recruiters if the email address was unprofessional. Avoid using such email addresses such as sexybabe4luv@yahoo.com etc. Your future employers are not interested if you have ten different hobbies either.

5. Be negative
It is important to use positive language in your CV. Replace negative phrases with positive ones.

Need any more help in professionally crafting your CV? Let us know in the comments section below. #Insidify

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Nobody: 2:42pm On Oct 24, 2014
insidifyguru:
Thank God it's Friday! Because we are passionate about your productivity and success, here are CV crafting tips for you.

Be sure not to

1. Get too personal
If the job description did not request you to put some personal information such as your birth details, photograph, religion, sexual orientation and political affiliation.

2. Include spelling errors and poor grammar
Around 50% of CVs that are received by recruiters contain spelling or grammatical errors. Do not let the recruiter read “Dear Sir or Madman”. It is good to have a friend to proofread your resume before you send it out.

3. Add irrelevant work experience
Read the job description of the post you are applying for so you include only important work experience that will let your CV stand out and yet fit the position you want.

4. Show off hobbies or oddities
76% of CVs are ignored by recruiters if the email address was unprofessional. Avoid using such email addresses such as sexybabe4luv@yahoo.com etc. Your future employers are not interested if you have ten different hobbies either.

5. Be negative
It is important to use positive language in your CV. Replace negative phrases with positive ones.

Need any more help in professionally crafting your CV? Let us know in the comments section below. #Insidify
is it then important to include hobbies?
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 2:50pm On Oct 24, 2014
Cutehector4u:
is it then important to include hobbies?

It is not important to include hobbies. But if you have to, that section should be labelled 'Interests' and not 'Hobbies.'

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Nobody: 3:20pm On Oct 24, 2014
insidifyguru:


It is not important to include hobbies. But if you have to, that section should be labelled 'Interests' and not 'Hobbies.'
God will bless your children, ur wife and anything u lay ur hands on In Jesus name, amen... Do u knw dat befor u commented, i had an inspiration to look at my cv nd change my hobbies to interests....nd now, u hv just confirmed it.... Thnks very much...pls i'd like to follow u...

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Nobody: 4:07pm On Oct 24, 2014
Nice work OP
Am a bit confused on submitting CV's via email, what should I write on the email before telling them to "please find attaché". Should I scan and send it like that or a short intro first.

Secondly
What if I have no job experience relevant to the job description, what should one do?
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Mblem(m): 4:16pm On Oct 24, 2014
Still following....
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 4:24pm On Oct 24, 2014
Cutehector4u:
God will bless your children, ur wife and anything u lay ur hands on In Jesus name, amen... Do u knw dat befor u commented, i had an inspiration to look at my cv nd change my hobbies to interests....nd now, u hv just confirmed it.... Thnks very much...pls i'd like to follow u...

Lol. Thank you so much for the prayers. The goal of we at Insidify.com is to enthrone productivity in Nigeria and Africa, I was only being true to that mission when I posted this. You are very welcome and thanks for following. I have also done same.

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 4:32pm On Oct 24, 2014
Oxasbi:
Nice work OP
Am a bit confused on submitting CV's via email, what should I write on the email before telling them to "please find attaché". Should I scan and send it like that or a short intro first.

Secondly
What if I have no job experience relevant to the job description, what should one do?

Thank you for your comments.
Firstly,it is assumed that it is in applying for a job position that you are sending the mail containing your CV. Some companies would tell you what they require you to address your mail as,simply build on that in one paragraph in the mail you intend to send.

It is definitely not advisable to just scan your CV. In fact, refrain from scanning your CV. It should always be in the form of an attachment (either in MSWord or PDF formats) to better preserve the structure and contents therein.

Secondly,if you have no job experience relevant to the job position being applied for,you should try to get either a volunteer or internship experience relevant to the position. It is important to show to the potential employer that you are familiar in some way with what is required to get the job done.

I hope this helps. #Insidify

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Nobody: 6:58pm On Oct 24, 2014
Yo! Op, what kind of email do you deem appropriate...

Like "full name"@yahoo.com

Is that good.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Maczeelly(m): 7:11pm On Oct 24, 2014
Alrite..........


Learning mode..............
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 7:20pm On Oct 24, 2014
Suley316:
Yo! Op, what kind of email do you deem appropriate...

Like "full name"@yahoo.com

Is that good.

Yes,your 'fullname@yahoo.com' is the most professional email you can use in applying for a job,sending your CV,or just generally doing anything official. We all have those funny email addresses such as sexybabe4luv@yahoo.com etc that was the in-thing way back. Please ensure you are not caught using those for anything official.

Hope you are no longer confused. smiley
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Donemmex(m): 7:35pm On Oct 24, 2014
insidifyguru:
Thank God it's Friday! Because we are passionate about your productivity and success, here are CV crafting tips for you.

Be sure not to

1. Get too personal
If the job description did not request you to put some personal information such as your birth details, photograph, religion, sexual orientation and political affiliation.

2. Include spelling errors and poor grammar
Around 50% of CVs that are received by recruiters contain spelling or grammatical errors. Do not let the recruiter read “Dear Sir or Madman”. It is good to have a friend to proofread your resume before you send it out.

3. Add irrelevant work experience
Read the job description of the post you are applying for so you include only important work experience that will let your CV stand out and yet fit the position you want.

4. Show off hobbies or oddities
76% of CVs are ignored by recruiters if the email address was unprofessional. Avoid using such email addresses such as sexybabe4luv@yahoo.com etc. Your future employers are not interested if you have ten different hobbies either.

5. Be negative
It is important to use positive language in your CV. Replace negative phrases with positive ones.

Need any more help in professionally crafting your CV? Let us know in the comments section below. #Insidify

tank u very much for openin dis thread...ur info abt cv writing as really guide me in craftin it out. As a fresh graduate, dis as bin really helpful. Can i send u my cv for ur professional review. Thanks
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Nobody: 7:36pm On Oct 24, 2014
insidifyguru:


Yes,your 'fullname@yahoo.com' is the most professional email you can use in applying for a job,sending your CV,or just generally doing anything official. We all have those funny email addresses such as sexybabe4luv@yahoo.com etc that was the in-thing way back. Please ensure you are not caught using those for anything official.

Hope you are no longer confused. smiley

Yeah thanks smiley

Btw, I wasn't confused undecided

Wanted to confirm.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by constance500: 8:08pm On Oct 24, 2014
Picks seat

CV 101 lectures continues cheesy

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by ChiSun27(m): 8:26pm On Oct 24, 2014
Donemmex:


tank u very much for openin dis thread...ur info abt cv writing as really guide me in craftin it out. As a fresh graduate, dis as bin really helpful. Can i send u my cv for ur professional review. Thanks


Your cv really need someone to preview it for you cause you are still using 'as' for 'has'.


#nohardfeelings

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Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by ChiSun27(m): 8:27pm On Oct 24, 2014
Donemmex:


tank u very much for openin dis thread...ur info abt cv writing as really guide me in craftin it out. As a fresh graduate, dis as bin really helpful. Can i send u my cv for ur professional review. Thanks


Your cv really need someone to preview it for you cause you are still using 'as' for 'has'.


#nohardfeelings
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 8:28pm On Oct 24, 2014
Donemmex:


tank u very much for openin dis thread...ur info abt cv writing as really guide me in craftin it out. As a fresh graduate, dis as bin really helpful. Can i send u my cv for ur professional review. Thanks

Thanks so much for your comments. You are most welcome. Like I said earlier,at Insidify.com, we are not just about jobs but much more about the productivity development of Nigerians.

Feel free to reply this thread by dropping your email address,we'll take the conversation there on how to have a professionally crafted CV. #Insidify
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 8:29pm On Oct 24, 2014
Suley316:


Yeah thanks smiley

Btw, I wasn't confused undecided

Wanted to confirm.

You are very welcome.

Oh? My apologies,I misread the emoticon used.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by karmababe: 8:37pm On Oct 24, 2014
Why?
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Donemmex(m): 9:27pm On Oct 24, 2014
insidifyguru:


Thanks so much for your comments. You are most welcome. Like I said earlier,at Insidify.com, we are not just about jobs but much more about the productivity development of Nigerians.

Feel free to reply this thread by dropping your email address,we'll take the conversation there on how to have a professionally crafted CV. #Insidify

pinkypissy@gmail.com
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by okonja(m): 9:47pm On Oct 24, 2014
Weldone OP,
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Nobody: 10:24pm On Oct 24, 2014
insidifyguru:


Thank you for your comments.
Firstly,it is assumed that it is in applying for a job position that you are sending the mail containing your CV. Some companies would tell you what they require you to address your mail as,simply build on that in one paragraph in the mail you intend to send.

It is definitely not advisable to just scan your CV. In fact, refrain from scanning your CV. It should always be in the form of an attachment (either in MSWord or PDF formats) to better preserve the structure and contents therein.

Secondly,if you have no job experience relevant to the job position being applied for,you should try to get either a volunteer or internship experience relevant to the position. It is important to show to the potential employer that you are familiar in some way with what is required to get the job done.

I hope this helps. #Insidify


Thank you very much. Now I know better, I wonder why it's not on front page yet.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Mblem(m): 5:11am On Oct 25, 2014
pls help me out

....bankanga@yahoo.com
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by Smily202(m): 6:53am On Oct 25, 2014
Mblem:
pls help me out

....bankanga@yahoo.com

Na this kind email they fear recruiters..

Wetin be. Bankanga




Btw


Nice one op..
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 6:53am On Oct 25, 2014
okonja:
Weldone OP,

Thank you for your kind words.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 6:54am On Oct 25, 2014
Oxasbi:



Thank you very much. Now I know better, I wonder why it's not on front page yet.

You are much welcome.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 6:57am On Oct 25, 2014
Smily202:


Na this kind email they fear recruiters..

Wetin be. Bankanga




Btw


Nice one op..

Lol. Not a lot of people know how powerful the email address is in determining how serious a potential employer takes your application.

Thank you for your kind words.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by princeRomeo(m): 7:28am On Oct 25, 2014
Kingsoman70@yahoo.com
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 7:57am On Oct 25, 2014
Donemmex:


pinkypissy@gmail.com

The CV crafting resources have been sent to your mail. Thanks.
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 7:58am On Oct 25, 2014
Mblem:
pls help me out

....bankanga@yahoo.com

The CV crafting resources have been sent to your mail. Thanks
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by insidifyguru: 8:00am On Oct 25, 2014
princeRomeo:
Kingsoman70@yahoo.com

The CV crafting resources have been forwarded to your mail. Thanks
Re: 5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Cv by fleps(m): 8:12am On Oct 25, 2014
flepz12@yahoo.com

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