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5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 6:12pm On Mar 23, 2018
Imagine you’re a prospective employer. You have one vacancy, 50 CVs to read and only a few minutes till your next meeting. Where do you start and how do you figure out who to call for interview?
Here are five critical questions a recruiter will ask him or herself – and how to make sure your CV can answer them.

Who is applying?
The correct answer isn’t your name. A recruiter needs to have an idea about who you are, as quickly as possible so make sure that you include a profile of yourself. It can be called Career Summary, Personal Profile or Career Objectives.

How good are they really?
Listing universal transferable skills isn’t the same thing as proving you have them. Especially if you’re using the same laboured descriptions as everyone else. Avoid CV clichés (self-starter, team player, highly motivated). Show where you have made a difference in your most recent jobs.

Is this CV unique?
This doesn’t mean ‘is the CV printed on glossy paper and does it have a photo of the candidate?’ In recruitment, ‘unique’ means submitting a well structured and detailed CV that is specific to the job you’re applying for. Think about your strengths; what are you best known for? What is your point of differentiation? What can possibly make you an asset for the company?

Where are the achievements?
Experience isn’t the same as achievement. Don’t just list where you’ve been and what you’ve done, show the recruiter how you stood out. If you can include an ‘achievements’ section then it can make an instant and dramatic difference to the power of your CV, enabling you to distinguish yourself from other candidates.

Why am I still reading this?
This is not a question you ever want someone to ask while holding your CV. Thankfully, there’s a way around it. Give more attention to the first half page than any other part of the document. Say the things that matter early on, while you’ve got the reader’s attention. Your profile is the most important part of the CV and your current job is vastly more important than what you were doing five or ten years ago.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by PatrickOkunima(m): 7:05pm On Mar 23, 2018
True.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Xtine22(m): 7:28pm On Mar 23, 2018
NomzyCV:
Imagine you’re a prospective employer. You have one vacancy, 50 CVs to read and only a few minutes till your next meeting. Where do you start and how do you figure out who to call for interview?
Here are five critical questions a recruiter will ask him or herself – and how to make sure your CV can answer them.

Who is applying?
The correct answer isn’t your name. A recruiter needs to have an idea about who you are, as quickly as possible so make sure that you include a profile of yourself. It can be called Career Summary, Personal Profile or Career Objectives.

How good are they really?
Listing universal transferable skills isn’t the same thing as proving you have them. Especially if you’re using the same laboured descriptions as everyone else. Avoid CV clichés (self-starter, team player, highly motivated). Show where you have made a difference in your most recent jobs.

Is this CV unique?
This doesn’t mean ‘is the CV printed on glossy paper and does it have a photo of the candidate?’ In recruitment, ‘unique’ means submitting a well structured and detailed CV that is specific to the job you’re applying for. Think about your strengths; what are you best known for? What is your point of differentiation? What can possibly make you an asset for the company?

Where are the achievements?
Experience isn’t the same as achievement. Don’t just list where you’ve been and what you’ve done, show the recruiter how you stood out. If you can include an ‘achievements’ section then it can make an instant and dramatic difference to the power of your CV, enabling you to distinguish yourself from other candidates.

Why am I still reading this?
This is not a question you ever want someone to ask while holding your CV. Thankfully, there’s a way around it. Give more attention to the first half page than any other part of the document. Say the things that matter early on, while you’ve got the reader’s attention. Your profile is the most important part of the CV and your current job is vastly more important than what you were doing five or ten years ago.
but sir, my friend working and earning 150k has not written Cv be far.... maka y?

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 7:41pm On Mar 23, 2018
The truth is that some people have connections in getting jobs. Some people do not even need a CV/resume before landing a job where they'll be paid 200k per month. But then, majority of companies worldwide would at least request a document from you where they can at least see who has shown interest in their company. My brother, if you do not have strong connections, then build yourself well enough to get ahead with respect to your career. You don't necessarily need a CV to land a great job. However, in most cases, you do.

Xtine22:

but sir, my friend working and earning 150k has not written Cv be far.... maka y?

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by UniqueMB(f): 9:46pm On Mar 23, 2018
This is so enlightening. Nice one

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 11:21pm On Mar 23, 2018
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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by stevenakp(m): 11:58pm On Mar 23, 2018
What kind of achievements will I list when I've not worked anywhere ?

even to write a good CV you need a Job.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Chukazu: 7:38am On Mar 24, 2018
NomzyCV:
Imagine you’re a prospective employer. You have one vacancy, 50 CVs to read and only a few minutes till your next meeting. Where do you start and how do you figure out who to call for interview?
Here are five critical questions a recruiter will ask him or herself – and how to make sure your CV can answer them.

Who is applying?
The correct answer isn’t your name. A recruiter needs to have an idea about who you are, as quickly as possible so make sure that you include a profile of yourself. It can be called Career Summary, Personal Profile or Career Objectives.

How good are they really?
Listing universal transferable skills isn’t the same thing as proving you have them. Especially if you’re using the same laboured descriptions as everyone else. Avoid CV clichés (self-starter, team player, highly motivated). Show where you have made a difference in your most recent jobs.

Is this CV unique?
This doesn’t mean ‘is the CV printed on glossy paper and does it have a photo of the candidate?’ In recruitment, ‘unique’ means submitting a well structured and detailed CV that is specific to the job you’re applying for. Think about your strengths; what are you best known for? What is your point of differentiation? What can possibly make you an asset for the company?

Where are the achievements?
Experience isn’t the same as achievement. Don’t just list where you’ve been and what you’ve done, show the recruiter how you stood out. If you can include an ‘achievements’ section then it can make an instant and dramatic difference to the power of your CV, enabling you to distinguish yourself from other candidates.

Why am I still reading this?
This is not a question you ever want someone to ask while holding your CV. Thankfully, there’s a way around it. Give more attention to the first half page than any other part of the document. Say the things that matter early on, while you’ve got the reader’s attention. Your profile is the most important part of the CV and your current job is vastly more important than what you were doing five or ten years ago.

At the bolded ,what is the difference between your achievement and you standing out?
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by loomer: 7:42am On Mar 24, 2018
in my supervisor' voice, "ok"
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Nwaohafia1: 7:50am On Mar 24, 2018
Forget all these.

In life, WHO you know may be more powerful than WHAT you know.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Nobody: 7:56am On Mar 24, 2018
Very soon now, dem go tell us to dey submit only empty paper with the way everyone they talk about CV here and there
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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by adeyemi91(m): 8:46am On Mar 24, 2018
Ohk.. Actually, I need help on how to write a good CV.
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by PatrickOkunima(m): 9:21am On Mar 24, 2018
adeyemi91:
Ohk.. Actually, I need help on how to write a good CV.
Google is your friend.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by izzy4shizzy(m): 10:34am On Mar 24, 2018
Still good but still God can take you places where the best CVs cant..

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by DNA9(m): 10:55am On Mar 24, 2018
Nwaohafia1:
Forget all these.

In life, WHO you know may be more powerful than WHAT you know.

No mind dem. Dia eye never too open yet.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Benjom(m): 11:34am On Mar 24, 2018
Nice cheesy
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 12:02pm On Mar 24, 2018
Chukazu:


At the bolded ,what is the difference between your achievement and you standing out?

The fact that you've had 5 years of working experiences doesn't count as an achievement. What exactly is it that you did to ensure that productivity of the company grew by 5% for example. That is what you can regard as an achievement. That is what can make you stand out.
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 12:06pm On Mar 24, 2018
Nwaohafia1:
Forget all these.

In life, WHO you know may be more powerful than WHAT you know.

Very true. I agree with you that connection is much more powerful in getting a job. But then, what if you don't know someone to connect you with someone who works at where you'd like to apply for job. In that case, what you know can be of added advantage in your job application. If you know what they're probably looking for, then you can submit an application that outlines what they need.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 12:10pm On Mar 24, 2018
adeyemi91:
Ohk.. Actually, I need help on how to write a good CV.

If you want to fix your CV or you need to learn how to write one. The best place to start is Google. The second best is contacting a friend or colleague who can help you out. If you've tried both and still need assistance, you can just let me know right here and we'll get to work. All the best �
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Godsknight(m): 1:45pm On Mar 24, 2018
NomzyCV:


If you want to fix your CV or you need to learn how to write one. The best place to start is Google. The second best is contacting a friend or colleague who can help you out. If you've tried both and still need assistance, you can just let me know right here and we'll get to work. All the best �
pls, can I post my cv to you for corrections?

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by aalebiosu: 2:21pm On Mar 24, 2018
Very enlightening.

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by Chukazu: 3:25pm On Mar 24, 2018
NomzyCV:


The fact that you've had 5 years of working experiences doesn't count as an achievement. What exactly is it that you did to ensure that productivity of the company grew by 5% for example. That is what you can regard as an achievement. That is what can make you stand out.

I don't think I mentioned experience

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by azodo1991(m): 4:26pm On Mar 24, 2018
thanks

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Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 9:33pm On Mar 24, 2018
Hi there,

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Thank you and have a good evening.

NomzyCV:
Imagine you’re a prospective employer. You have one vacancy, 50 CVs to read and only a few minutes till your next meeting. Where do you start and how do you figure out who to call for interview?
Here are five critical questions a recruiter will ask him or herself – and how to make sure your CV can answer them.

Who is applying?
The correct answer isn’t your name. A recruiter needs to have an idea about who you are, as quickly as possible so make sure that you include a profile of yourself. It can be called Career Summary, Personal Profile or Career Objectives.

How good are they really?
Listing universal transferable skills isn’t the same thing as proving you have them. Especially if you’re using the same laboured descriptions as everyone else. Avoid CV clichés (self-starter, team player, highly motivated). Show where you have made a difference in your most recent jobs.

Is this CV unique?
This doesn’t mean ‘is the CV printed on glossy paper and does it have a photo of the candidate?’ In recruitment, ‘unique’ means submitting a well structured and detailed CV that is specific to the job you’re applying for. Think about your strengths; what are you best known for? What is your point of differentiation? What can possibly make you an asset for the company?

Where are the achievements?
Experience isn’t the same as achievement. Don’t just list where you’ve been and what you’ve done, show the recruiter how you stood out. If you can include an ‘achievements’ section then it can make an instant and dramatic difference to the power of your CV, enabling you to distinguish yourself from other candidates.

Why am I still reading this?
This is not a question you ever want someone to ask while holding your CV. Thankfully, there’s a way around it. Give more attention to the first half page than any other part of the document. Say the things that matter early on, while you’ve got the reader’s attention. Your profile is the most important part of the CV and your current job is vastly more important than what you were doing five or ten years ago.
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 9:48pm On Mar 24, 2018
Yes sir. I get your point. I also did not mention that there was a difference between Standing Out and Achievements. What I said was that Experiences aren't classified as Achievements. To stand out, you need to outline your specific achievement(s) in those experiences.

For example; Here are two instances

Applicant A: I worked as a Sales representative in 5 different companies in the last 5 years.
Applicant B: I worked as a Sales representative in my last job and I managed to increase productivity by 15%, saving an additional $20,000 in a one year period.

Applicant A has much more work experience but Applicant B has outline his achievement in his last job making him stand out.

Chukazu:


I don't think I mentioned experience
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 9:49pm On Mar 24, 2018
aalebiosu:
Very enlightening.

Thank you.
Re: 5 Important Things Recruiters Search For In Your Cv/resume by NomzyCV: 9:54pm On Mar 24, 2018
Godsknight:
pls, can I post my cv to you for corrections?

There are several things we can do for you.

We can review your CV for free and let you know where and where that needs adjustments. We can as well review and rewrite your CV to sell your unique skills and experiences so it can be more attractive to a reader or a hiring manage. The latter will be at a cost though.

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Thanks.

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