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Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by obicaddy(m): 8:32am On Jan 26
But OP, what in a situation whereby it was clearly written to send CV, are my attach my Cover letter just to fulfill all righteousness?
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by kpokposky(m): 8:34am On Jan 26
U sure ryt jare
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by kinzation(m): 8:40am On Jan 26
Quit Job Seeking And Learn A Biz Meanwhile Chck My Signature
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by lilichi: 8:40am On Jan 26
Pls wot do u mean by the ATS test, can u throw more light. Thank yôu.
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Abukia404(f): 9:00am On Jan 26
4stepsAead:
Is there a thing like a perfect CV? Omo if them go employ them go employ you... it only takes God's grace... Ecclesiastes 9:11
I tell you,like the Op said except there's an order from above or you connected
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by gnykelly(m): 9:07am On Jan 26
look all this are bullshit. I went to submit my CV on Monday. the guy just skim through and ask some questions. he look at my demeanor and rationalize that I will be honest.

employers knows that what you've written can be done by anyone.

qualified graduate are never in short of supply. honest people are.


if you will get the job you will.

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Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by seenga(m): 9:09am On Jan 26
Please help a job seeker overcome unemployment biko... Responsibilities are piling! Any job link I have my cv ready. God bless u as u do. Thanks
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Angelyna(f): 9:22am On Jan 26
That's why Nigeria is still backwards, imagine so a cv should be well written to get a job? Why are we like this in this country... What the person has to offer isn't a criteria anymore, it's a cv... Do you know how many people has a well written cv and very very sound but till now they're jobless. Please if the job is mine it's mine cos whatever is mine will not pass me! Naijas I hail thee. [color=#770077][/color]
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by fghanni(m): 9:23am On Jan 26
Luckyabuchi:
for 2017 nice one

Thanks!
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Angelyna(f): 9:24am On Jan 26
Thanks for this truth... That post is as baseless as anything
gnykelly:
look all this are bullshit. I went to submit my CV on Monday. the guy just skim through and ask some questions. he look at my demeanor and rationalize that I will be honest.

employers knows that what you've written can be done by anyone.

qualified graduate are never in short of supply. honest people are.


if you will get the job you will.

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Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Nobody: 9:45am On Jan 26
Especially that location stuff..it has finished some of us...abeg who go accommodate me for Lagos na cry
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by whitestar01(m): 10:14am On Jan 26
No work in Nigeria no be CV matter
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by SouthEastFacts: 10:28am On Jan 26
raphafire:
Especially that location stuff..it has finished some of us...abeg who go accommodate me for Lagos na cry
Close your Cover Letter thus and thank me later

I am presently residing at 23 xxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxx State and can move down to Lagos and take up permanent residence there at short notice.

I am looking forward to your call for an interview.
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by SouthEastFacts: 10:32am On Jan 26
whitestar01:
No work in Nigeria no be CV matter
Don't deceiving yourself, there are jobs.

Tell me the position you are applying for and I'll post 5 available positions to you now.

You don't even need to work for people, you can start yours up and earn big with no capital. Just your skills.
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by whitestar01(m): 11:01am On Jan 26
SouthEastFacts:

Don't deceiving yourself, there are jobs.

Tell me the position you are applying for and I'll post 5 available positions to you now.

You don't even need to work for people, you can start yours up and earn big with no capital. Just your skills.
You are the one deceiving yourself, are you saying that you don't have unemployed people around you,if yes please let people on this forum know about the job opportunities that you have them.
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by whitestar01(m): 11:03am On Jan 26
SouthEastFacts:

Don't deceiving yourself, there are jobs.

Tell me the position you are applying for and I'll post 5 available positions to you now.

You don't even need to work for people, you can start yours up and earn big with no capital. Just your skills.
You are the one deceiving yourself, are you saying that you don't have unemployed people around you?if yes please let people on this forum know about the job opportunities that you have them.

Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Codyt(m): 11:18am On Jan 26
Thanks Op.

** To who it may concern**
A computer science graduate is desperately in need of a job, has years of working experience in the IT and telecommunications field. Please help.
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by moe100(m): 11:42am On Jan 26
PatrickOkunima:


Of course, but it's not free. You can order on our website.

From time to time, I offer free CV writing services to job seekers here on Nairaland. Click www.nairaland.com/patrickokunima and follow me, for updates!
nawa oo,so u no fit jst help person review just 1 CV,pesin go pay again
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by johnnny12(m): 12:01pm On Jan 26
The issue is age limit,CV gets almost 35% of attention of company who want to hire you..my dear let leave story,when God is ready for you protocols would be broken.

Let CV matter
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Nedlog(m): 12:36pm On Jan 26
Jobs Exist My People...The Only Problem Is The Right Information And To An Extent Connection!
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by tico1212(m): 12:53pm On Jan 26
PatrickOkunima:
As an HR person, I see over 100 to 200 CVs per day in my job. In most cases during recruitment, I receive over 2000 CVs for a specific job role. You can then calculate the figures when we have multiple job roles. I have decided to offer some advice to job seekers out there who are having lots of difficulties getting job interviews – even for jobs they are well qualified for.

As fresh HR personnel, I was flabbergasted by the silly mistakes made by job seekers, but along the line, I became used to seeing it. Your resume is your representative on paper. So if there is something that needs to be well-presented aside you physically, your CV should be that thing.

Below are the top 7 mistakes or areas where people let themselves down while searching for a job

Spelling, Typos, and Grammar

It is no longer news that the average Nigerian student possesses bad spelling habit. There are no excuses; you have to double check your spelling, grammar, in the most efficient way as possible. You can employ the use of spelling checkers; ask friends or family members to help.

I might make a mistake in this article, but it won’t affect anything in my career. But making a mistake on your resume is not an option at all. You would never have the chance to defend yourself.

Even if you aren’t proficient with English, you can employ the services of someone who can help you get the job done.

Cover Letter

Let’s not beat it; the basic aim of your resume is to know if you’ve got the required experience. The cover letter is what shows your motivation, and attention to details about the job requirements. Sending your resume without your cover letter (unless when there’s no room to send it) is like gifting someone a machine without the manual.

Cover letters are important for 3 reasons

- To see if you have the ability to put together a business letter.

- To see if you’ve analyzed the job role, company, and put some time into customizing a letter that accompanies your resume. Most times I get a letter that references other companies from job seekers – which is very bad.

- To learn why you are applying for this present role.

Using Drab Career Objectives

Since the idea of inserting career objectives at the top of a resume came into the scene, we have seen it bastardized. Several times I come around people who copy and paste career objectives from job sites.

If you really feel cool about inserting a career objective at the top of your resume, then you should customize it for the job role you seek for.

Your Resume looks like a job description

Avoid statements like “Responsible for” or “Duties included”, these phrases belongs to job descriptions and not your resume. You need to focus on your achievements and accomplishments in your previous job roles. How will the present employer benefit from you?

Show them facts and figures of things you’ve achieved, not the job you carried out.

Contact Information

If you have your address in Kwara state on your CV, then you apply for a job whose location is in Lagos, how do you intend to explain that?

The first place I look at on any CV that comes into my desk is the candidate’s location. If it is within proximity, I can then proceed to check up on other details (If we aren’t having a large pool of resumes).

Avoiding the use of keywords

If your CV can’t pass the ATS test, then I advise you keep praying and fasting. If you have the right connections, then no need of passing your CV through software. But if you don’t, then you should know about the ATS software.

It screens out CVs from a pool where candidates have uploaded their resumes. It functions with the help of specific keywords keyed into the system by the hiring manager.

So if you have been sending out your CVs without callbacks, then this might be one mistake you are making.

What do you do?

If I look at your CV for 7 seconds and can’t figure out your areas of expertise, then I dump it and move onto the next. Nobody has all the time in the world to analyze a single CV unless an order has been given from above – it happens.

Your CV must be concise and professionally written to attract maximum attention – even if you are a fresher. You need to explain to me who you are via your CV like a 4-year old.

If most HR persons like me can’t get these details, we won’t be convinced about adding you up to our interview list.

I hope you’ve learnt a few. In coming days I will still be explaining more of these to you. I wish you success. Bye.

Source: https://patrickokunima.com/2018/01/25/7-costly-mistakes-on-cv-that-leave-graduates-unemployed/

Is it advisable to write your hons, professionals acquired next to ones name on CV?
E.g. Adebambo Sogo (B.sc, Ican, PGD, NIM)
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by buske(m): 1:03pm On Jan 26
tico1212:


Is it advisable to write your hons, professionals acquired next to ones name on CV?
E.g. Adebambo Sogo (B.sc, Ican, PGD, NIM)

Those are not part of your name.

That's the aim of your cv... To show details of your qualifications
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Nobody: 1:09pm On Jan 26
SouthEastFacts:

Close your Cover Letter thus and thank me later

I am presently residing at 23 xxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxx State and can move down to Lagos and take up permanent residence there at short notice.

I am looking forward to your call for an interview.

Thank u so much dear
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by tico1212(m): 1:29pm On Jan 26
buske:


Those are not part of your name.

That's the aim of your cv... To show details of your qualifications

I know, I'm asking if it is advisable to put it
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by MechanicalEngr(m): 1:34pm On Jan 26
Fellow Nairalanders let no one deceive you, Your CV has little to contribute in getting you a job. The op just wants to make a living off you. Bewise!!!

I work in a multinational company so I know what am talking about.

Your connection can get you federal government or private company jobs but its very very very rare to get a multinational company job were you rake cool money.

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Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by uckennety(m): 6:59pm On Jan 26
PatrickOkunima:
You're welcome.


Sir Goodevening

Please can you be kind to review my cv please
Re: 7 Costly Mistakes On CV That Leave Graduates Unemployed by Mavelshee(m): 9:40pm On Jan 26
PatrickOkunima:


Of course, but it's not free. You can order on our website.

From time to time, I offer free CV writing services to job seekers here on Nairaland. Click www.nairaland.com/patrickokunima and follow me, for updates!

Am awfully new at cv writing and I will start needing it in few time

Can I get a stabdard sample with cover letter please. you can censor the contact of the person off

Chisompaul5050@gmail.com


Thank you
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