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Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by insidifyguru: 9:39am On Nov 27, 2014
It is terrible enough that you had to spend so much time collecting sample CVs from friends, downloading a ton of CV templates on the internet and manipulating them to suit your profile.
What is more frustrating is not getting invited for the interview after doing a heck of a good job on the CV. That simply kills!

Well, maybe you didn’t do such a good job after all. These are the six things you should not put on a job-landing CV:

1. Do not write Curriculum Vitae on top of the document
You should not put on your CV a big advert that says the name of the document. Recruiters already know what a CV looks like. Do not try to tutor them like kids in elementary school. This will only deduct points off your sheet.

2. Do not make anything come before your name
Absolutely nothing! The recruiter wants to meet you and his first interaction with you is your CV. You should not put on your CV things like contact details and date of birth before your name. Basic details, yes, only basic details e.g. phone number and email address should appear after your name.

3. Do not muddle the sections up
You should not put on your CV a jigsaw puzzle. Outline and arrange properly each section with relevant information only. Relevant information only!

4. Do not play down your strong points
You should put on your CV, things that display your skills and project you in a good light. If you do not blow your trumpet, who will? Dettol certainly won’t do that for you. Your skill is what employers are looking for.

5. Do not be passive
Use action statements like ‘Properly coordinated a team… ‘, ‘Structured and conceptualized a business model…, ‘Proactive and team spirited in nature…’, etc. Let them know your strengths. You should not put on your CV statements that sound passive.

6. Do not turn your CV into a novel
Make everything short, crisp and straight to the point. Your CV would only last between 5-20 seconds in the hands of the recruiter. Do not write lengthy essays. Be succinct, use bullet points to highlight those achievements that can catch the recruiter’s eye.

Then, hope for the best!

Culled from http://www.insidify.com/discovery/do-not-put-these-6-things-on-your-cv.

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by checkdate(m): 12:21pm On Nov 27, 2014
DO NOT FORGET PRAYERS TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR HIS GRACE.

BECAUSE ONE CAN GET A JOB WITHOUT C.V, & APPLICATION LETTER; JUST LIKE ME

MD: MY FRIEND CAN YOU DO THIS & THIS & THOSE?

ME: YES SIR

MD: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING & DOING THIS?

ME: SINCE 2005 TILL NOW


MD: OKAY. I WILL NOT DOUBT YOU. WHAT DATE IS MONDAY?

ME: 03/02/2

MD: COME ON MONDAY AND START.

ME: GOD BLESS YOU SIR.

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by insidifyguru: 12:38pm On Nov 27, 2014
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Even though it may seem that way, I assure you that there ARE jobs. And good ones too. You just may not be looking in the right places or doing the right things. #Insidify

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by insidifyguru: 12:39pm On Nov 27, 2014
checkdate:
DO NOT FORGET PRAYERS TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR HIS GRACE.

BECAUSE ONE CAN GET A JOB WITHOUT C.V, & APPLICATION LETTER; JUST LIKE ME

MD: MY FRIEND CAN YOU DO THIS & THIS & THOSE?

ME: YES SIR

MD: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING & DOING THIS?

ME: SINCE 2005 TILL NOW


MD: OKAY. I WILL NOT DOUBT YOU. WHAT DATE IS MONDAY?

ME: 03/02/2

MD: COME ON MONDAY AND START.

ME: GOD BLESS YOU SIR.

You are very correct sir. Very true.

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by cupidora(f): 2:41pm On Nov 27, 2014
Noted. Thanks
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by ednut1(m): 2:46pm On Nov 27, 2014
was at an interview where i meet a nairalander wit 7 page CV. and d interviewers where impressed. @ kpmg .

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by mesoade(m): 6:30pm On Nov 27, 2014
Interviewer: if you were an animal what will you like to be?
.
ME: An interviewer
.
They nearly tore my certificates

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by insidifyguru: 6:31pm On Nov 27, 2014
ednut1:
was at an interview where i meet a nairalander wit 7 page CV. and d interviewers where impressed. @ kpmg .

Thank you so much for your comment. It is very possible that this happened, but it is more likely that the person in question was not seeking an entry-level position. That nothwithstanding, it is better to err on the side of caution. I have also read about someone who had been a Vice President at Goldman Sachs for over 14 years and had a CV of just 1 page.

Thanks again. #Insidify

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by ogeoflyf(f): 6:47pm On Nov 27, 2014
mesoade:
Interviewer: if you were an animal what will you like to be?
.
ME: An interviewer
.
They nearly tore my certificates

Hahahahahhah grin grin grin grin

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by Exponental(m): 7:06pm On Nov 27, 2014
synoble:

you are something else...
why did u copy all dat trash..... u just did wat he did with little addition quoted above.
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by Cashio(m): 8:12pm On Nov 27, 2014
mesoade:
Interviewer: if you were an animal what will you like to be?
.
ME: An interviewer
.
They nearly tore my certificates
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by Cashio(m): 8:15pm On Nov 27, 2014
synoble:

you are something else...
and you self is equally something else for making us go through that stress twice

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by temmyt20(m): 9:34pm On Nov 27, 2014
synoble:

you are something else...
u self come quote am......
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by iceberylin(m): 11:52am On Nov 29, 2014
Thsnks undecided

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by accurate123: 11:52am On Nov 29, 2014
Noted
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by gbodimowo(m): 11:53am On Nov 29, 2014
OK
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by bunmioguns(m): 11:53am On Nov 29, 2014
thanks


cool
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by braintext(m): 11:53am On Nov 29, 2014
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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by akereconfi: 11:53am On Nov 29, 2014
Nice one OP.
I am in my second year about to go on a full year internship. And according to my school employability team, your personal profile, work experience/skills is what most employers are looking out for.

I know two guys that finished with first class and third class respectively from first year, but the third class guy has already been shortlisted for interview.

Reason: His Experience

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by igoro10: 11:54am On Nov 29, 2014
A ti gbo o!

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by Babyboy1986(m): 11:54am On Nov 29, 2014
Ok
Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by holatin(m): 11:55am On Nov 29, 2014
ok
do not mistakenly put blue film back cover in your CV.
do not mistakenly attach sack letter from ur previous work to your CV.
do not....

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Re: Do Not Put These 6 Things On Your CV by OLAplusONE(m): 11:55am On Nov 29, 2014
Oshey bami, wa gbayii

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