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5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by TheReadyWriters: 2:43pm On Apr 07, 2017
Your CV is an opportunity to showcase your skills, talents and expertise to a potential employer, so it’s vital you get it right.

It will usually be the first point of contact a potential employer has with you, and they’ll probably only spend seconds looking at it.

To stand a chance of scoring an interview, you need to reel them in and make them want to see more. You need to highlight the most important information in a clear and succinct way.

Whilst the rules of CV writing aren’t set in stone, there are certain things every CV should include.
Personal details

It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to include a full range of contact options.

Include your address, telephone number and email address, and make sure they’re all current. Put them at the top, right under your name, so they’re immediately obvious.

The hilarious email address you’ve had since you were a teenager won’t seem so amusing to potential employers – make sure your email address is appropriately professional.

If you have a website or blog that will add value, you can include its URL too.

It’s not necessary to include your date of birth, gender or nationality – employers are required by law to ignore this information anyway.
Career narrative

Your career history will be the part of your CV potential employers are most interested in, so make it a good read.

This section of your CV should tell a story about you. Be descriptive and showcase relevant skills, experience and achievements in your professional history to accentuate the value you could bring to your potential employer.

You don’t need to list every job you’ve ever done. Keep it relevant to the job you’re applying for, and explain any gaps in your employment.

If you’re just starting out in your career, include details of any volunteering or work experience you’ve done and emphasise any relevant skills you developed.
Keywords from the job description

Study the job description carefully and research the company’s mission statement and values. Pick out some keywords and phrases to incorporate into your CV.

If you have a career objective or personal statement on your CV, this could be a good place to include some carefully placed keywords. Alternatively, work them into your career history to demonstrate the relevance of your experience.

Including keywords will show that you’re the right person for the job as well as that you’ve paid attention to what the employer is looking for.

This is especially important for online applications, which are often screened for keywords by computer software before anyone sees them.
Achievements, awards and training

Potential employers want evidence of what you’ve done to contribute to the growth of your team, department or organisation so they can gauge whether you’ll be an asset to them.

Use this section to highlight any relevant professional achievements, awards you’ve received and industry training you’ve participated in.

This can help your application stand out, and may make for a good conversation starter if you’re successful in getting an interview.

Keep things recent and relevant to the job you’re applying for – a potential employer is unlikely to be impressed that you were East Grinstead’s under-13 falconry champion in 1984.
Education and qualifications

It’s vital to include details of your education and academic qualifications, especially if they’re relevant to the job you’re applying for.

The information you provide here will vary depending on what stage you’re at in your career and what level of education you reached.

If you have a degree and years of work experience, you probably don’t need to include your GCSE results.

However, if you’re a recent graduate with a strong academic record, including some exam results may help you to stand out from your competitors.

Credit: Purple CV

http://purplecv.co.uk/blog/72-five-things-you-absolutely-must-include-on-your-cv.html

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by lonelydora: 7:15am On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by clickbnkgod: 7:15am On Apr 08, 2017
Make I no just talk wetin dey my mind

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Xblink(m): 7:17am On Apr 08, 2017
Can anyone extract d 5 things for me pls.... undecided

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by 12345baba(m): 7:20am On Apr 08, 2017
Can't you just number your points, u come dey write am like essay

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by ayodeleamg(m): 7:21am On Apr 08, 2017
Someone list out the points please
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by adroitvezy(m): 7:22am On Apr 08, 2017
where are the five things cuz all I see is an epistle

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by softboiy: 7:26am On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Tisham20(m): 7:29am On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by chuks34(m): 7:31am On Apr 08, 2017
op u for list dem na, u would have saved me the strength of still searching for the 5 points
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Tenim47(m): 7:33am On Apr 08, 2017
Xblink:
Can anyone extract d 5 things for me pls.... undecided

am also searching
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by jdstunt(m): 7:38am On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Lilaex: 7:39am On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Haabil: 7:47am On Apr 08, 2017
When will some people get sense??

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Damilolababy(f): 7:47am On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Nobody: 7:48am On Apr 08, 2017
TheReadyWriters:
Your CV is an opportunity to showcase your skills, talents and expertise to a potential employer, so it’s vital you get it right.

It will usually be the first point of contact a potential employer has with you, and they’ll probably only spend seconds looking at it.

To stand a chance of scoring an interview, you need to reel them in and make them want to see more. You need to highlight the most important information in a clear and succinct way.

Whilst the rules of CV writing aren’t set in stone, there are certain things every CV should include.
Personal details

It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to include a full range of contact options.


1.

Include your address, telephone number and email address, and make sure they’re all current. Put them at the top, right under your name, so they’re immediately obvious.

The hilarious email address you’ve had since you were a teenager won’t seem so amusing to potential employers – make sure your email address is appropriately professional.

If you have a website or blog that will add value, you can include its URL too.

It’s not necessary to include your date of birth, gender or nationality – employers are required by law to ignore this information anyway.
Career narrative


2.

Your career history will be the part of your CV potential employers are most interested in, so make it a good read.

This section of your CV should tell a story about you. Be descriptive and showcase relevant skills, experience and achievements in your professional history to accentuate the value you could bring to your potential employer.

You don’t need to list every job you’ve ever done. Keep it relevant to the job you’re applying for, and explain any gaps in your employment.

If you’re just starting out in your career, include details of any volunteering or work experience you’ve done and emphasise any relevant skills you developed.
Keywords from the job description

3.

Study the job description carefully and research the company’s mission statement and values. Pick out some keywords and phrases to incorporate into your CV.

If you have a career objective or personal statement on your CV, this could be a good place to include some carefully placed keywords. Alternatively, work them into your career history to demonstrate the relevance of your experience.

Including keywords will show that you’re the right person for the job as well as that you’ve paid attention to what the employer is looking for.

This is especially important for online applications, which are often screened for keywords by computer software before anyone sees them.
Achievements, awards and training


4.

Potential employers want evidence of what you’ve done to contribute to the growth of your team, department or organisation so they can gauge whether you’ll be an asset to them.

Use this section to highlight any relevant professional achievements, awards you’ve received and industry training you’ve participated in.

This can help your application stand out, and may make for a good conversation starter if you’re successful in getting an interview.

Keep things recent and relevant to the job you’re applying for – a potential employer is unlikely to be impressed that you were East Grinstead’s under-13 falconry champion in 1984.

5.

Education and qualifications. It’s vital to include details of your education and academic qualifications, especially if they’re relevant to the job you’re applying for.

The information you provide here will vary depending on what stage you’re at in your career and what level of education you reached.

If you have a degree and years of work experience, you probably don’t need to include your GCSE results.

However, if you’re a recent graduate with a strong academic record, including some exam results may help you to stand out from your competitors.

Credit: Purple CV

http://purplecv.co.uk/blog/72-five-things-you-absolutely-must-include-on-your-cv.html

Helped the poster fix it for you guys.
Perhaps he has gone jogging. Today is Saturday.

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Ezedon(m): 7:49am On Apr 08, 2017
Connection matters most
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by ednut1(m): 7:51am On Apr 08, 2017
yawns. but my first email which was a combination of my name and tupac used to get invites na

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by ANBAKO: 7:53am On Apr 08, 2017
Unfortunately, This type of CV does not work for job application to government parastatals!!!
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by nenergy(m): 7:56am On Apr 08, 2017
TheReadyWriters:


It’s not necessary to include your date of birth, gender or nationality – employers are required by law to ignore this information anyway.
In Nigeria, date of birth, gender and even state of origin is still asked for. I did a wonderful CV for a friend, but the HR said its not standard... why? because none of the aforementioned was included grin

Zenith Bank is #1 culprit.

Please always include your DOB and gender at least unless you have many years experience and its for a managerial role.

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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by ALADE19(m): 8:03am On Apr 08, 2017
ayodeleamg:
Someone list out the points please
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Rasbel(m): 8:13am On Apr 08, 2017
[quote author=ALADE19 post=55372107][/quote]


1- Personal details 2- Career narrative 3- Keywords from the job description 4- Achievements, awards and training 5- Education and qualifications
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by Codes151(m): 8:28am On Apr 08, 2017
Your trying To promote your blog Abi?
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by yomide: 8:43am On Apr 08, 2017
Nice one OP, how can someone apply to become a certified whistle blower.
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by OILOFGLADNESS: 8:51am On Apr 08, 2017
GUY, YOU SABI WRITE OOOOO
TO GET FIVE THINGS, U DEY WRITE BOOK

NO HIGHLIGHT
NO BULLET
NO UNDERLINE
WHO WAN READ THIS NAA
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by snowden9(m): 9:10am On Apr 08, 2017
No wonder op never still get job. He wrote his
CV like he wrote this article.
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Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by HarkymTheOracle(m): 10:38am On Apr 08, 2017
Xblink:
Can anyone extract d 5 things for me pls.... undecided
AS in,me sef no understand
Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by noziz(m): 10:42am On Apr 08, 2017
TheReadyWriters:
Your CV is an opportunity to showcase your skills, talents and expertise to a potential employer, so it’s vital you get it right.

It will usually be the first point of contact a potential employer has with you, and they’ll probably only spend seconds looking at it.

To stand a chance of scoring an interview, you need to reel them in and make them want to see more. You need to highlight the most important information in a clear and succinct way.

Whilst the rules of CV writing aren’t set in stone, there are certain things every CV should include.
Personal details

It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to include a full range of contact options.

Include your address, telephone number and email address, and make sure they’re all current. Put them at the top, right under your name, so they’re immediately obvious.

The hilarious email address you’ve had since you were a teenager won’t seem so amusing to potential employers – make sure your email address is appropriately professional.

If you have a website or blog that will add value, you can include its URL too.

It’s not necessary to include your date of birth, gender or nationality – employers are required by law to ignore this information anyway.
Career narrative

Your career history will be the part of your CV potential employers are most interested in, so make it a good read.

This section of your CV should tell a story about you. Be descriptive and showcase relevant skills, experience and achievements in your professional history to accentuate the value you could bring to your potential employer.

You don’t need to list every job you’ve ever done. Keep it relevant to the job you’re applying for, and explain any gaps in your employment.

If you’re just starting out in your career, include details of any volunteering or work experience you’ve done and emphasise any relevant skills you developed.
Keywords from the job description

Study the job description carefully and research the company’s mission statement and values. Pick out some keywords and phrases to incorporate into your CV.

If you have a career objective or personal statement on your CV, this could be a good place to include some carefully placed keywords. Alternatively, work them into your career history to demonstrate the relevance of your experience.

Including keywords will show that you’re the right person for the job as well as that you’ve paid attention to what the employer is looking for.

This is especially important for online applications, which are often screened for keywords by computer software before anyone sees them.
Achievements, awards and training

Potential employers want evidence of what you’ve done to contribute to the growth of your team, department or organisation so they can gauge whether you’ll be an asset to them.

Use this section to highlight any relevant professional achievements, awards you’ve received and industry training you’ve participated in.

This can help your application stand out, and may make for a good conversation starter if you’re successful in getting an interview.

Keep things recent and relevant to the job you’re applying for – a potential employer is unlikely to be impressed that you were East Grinstead’s under-13 falconry champion in 1984.
Education and qualifications

It’s vital to include details of your education and academic qualifications, especially if they’re relevant to the job you’re applying for.

The information you provide here will vary depending on what stage you’re at in your career and what level of education you reached.

If you have a degree and years of work experience, you probably don’t need to include your GCSE results.

However, if you’re a recent graduate with a strong academic record, including some exam results may help you to stand out from your competitors.

Credit: Purple CV

http://purplecv.co.uk/blog/72-five-things-you-absolutely-must-include-on-your-cv.html


which kind mumu write up be this sef wey dey turn eye? undecided u sey 5 important things that a CV shud v yet u no even put bullet point or numbering for clarity. This OP need to learn o!

Re: 5 Things You Absolutely Must Include On Your CV by hotspec(m): 10:43am On Apr 08, 2017
Who CV eep?

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