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Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by prowriterss: 10:43am On Jan 31, 2020
Paystack speakers reveal the red flags that keep prospective employers from hiring people.

Once a company puts out a job vacancy, their email boxes immediately get swamped with loads of Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumes .

A chat with the Human Resources team for
Pulse.ng revealed that the hiring managers get an average of 50 per position they post.

These continue to come even after the position is filled.

As a result of the huge amount of CVs or resumes, the HR team has just a few seconds before deciding to either delete or keep them.

This is why it is important to avoid certain red flags.These were all revealed during a recent workshop hosted by Paystack at the ongoing Social Media Week in Lagos state.

The session - 'love-vendor My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout' - offered a major insight into the mind of an employer and gave CV structuring tips.

Here are five unnecessary things you should never put on your CV according to the Paystack speakers, Kharis Izevbizua and Adebola Adeola.

Primary/ Secondary Education

For Izevbizua, the Product Specialist at the tech company, including details of your primary and secondary education is a waste of time.
According to her, this is a space filler that irritates the hiring manager, adding that this will most likely cause them to stop reading and immediately delete your CV.
The only time you should consider putting this on your CV is when you are applying for an internship.

References

Adding the numbers or email addresses is a waste of space and a waste of the company's time according to Paystack's Product Specialist.
She recommends only offering this particular information when asked.

Irrelevant hobbies and interests

This is another no-no for Izevbizua. Unless the position requires it, there is no need telling your prospective employer how much you love dancing or singing.

Personal stuff

Once upon a time, it was totally okay to include your date of birth or age, marital status and religious preference.

Now, Adeola strongly warns against putting these on your CV or resume. His reason is that this is now considered as discriminatory.
His advice is to simply avoid it except it is a specific job for a specified age. For instance, if a company needs an intern between the ages of 17–25.

Your picture

According to the guy in charge of Paystack's Projects, adding your picture is so not necessary.
Admitting that he was once guilty of this particular CV crime, Adeola notes that is a space filler that should be forgone.

'Being handsome or pretty does not mean you have what it takes to do the job so why to add your picture', he notes.
There you have it. Avoid these five things and you will definitely land your dream job.

Source - https://www.pulse.ng/bi/strategy/5-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-cv-according-to-experts/gp5gz5j

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by sammirano: 10:52am On Jan 31, 2020
So according to one guy in paystack.lol

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Nwaotu10(m): 12:37pm On Jan 31, 2020
Ok
Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by ruggedtimi(m): 2:19pm On Jan 31, 2020
In other words no need to write c. v

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Cheryph200(m): 3:22pm On Jan 31, 2020
Then show us sample.. All of una go just come online to write about c.v decor.. Smh

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Depressed101: 3:56pm On Jan 31, 2020
I understand, you want people to submit empty paper abi


I make eye catching CVs check my portfolio @ http://digitalsam.carrd.co

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by mkdonald: 5:54pm On Jan 31, 2020
smileyi think what the OP is getting at is that your cv should be tailored with skills and experiences which you can use to meet the company's needs. irrelevances are actually unimportant.

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by PrimadonnaO(f): 6:26pm On Jan 31, 2020
Secondary education is permissible...

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by iCauseTrouble: 6:28pm On Jan 31, 2020
That guy in paystack didn't remind you to have a serving senator or minister's contact shocked

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Nobody: 6:29pm On Jan 31, 2020
Mad ooooooo

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by solmus: 6:29pm On Jan 31, 2020
cool


You are Only Jobless because you refuse to put your real hobies in your C.V...

We all know your hobbies isnt Swimming and Reading you dont even Travel

Your major skills isnt your iterpersonal relationship skill or public speaking

Put your Skills as it is.. Searching Xvideos and Porn Hub for sex videos and wanking with versiline , we know you are good at dragging Afonja vs Flatiesno, Buhari vs Tinubu Arguement on Nairaland to page 50


.

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by MeekAssassin: 6:29pm On Jan 31, 2020
Alaye

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by abumoney(m): 6:29pm On Jan 31, 2020
Bros, CV doesn't work anymore in Nigeria. Just know somebody or try to know somebody who knows somebody. No need for CV. NA SCAM

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Jh0wsef(m): 6:30pm On Jan 31, 2020
MOST IMPORTANTLY, NEVER PUT THAT YOU VOTED BUHARI OTHERWISE THEY WILL SEE YOU AS SOMEONE WHO WILL MAKE WRONG DECISIONS FOR THE COMPANY AND EVENTUALLY WALK YOU OUT WITHOUT SECOND THOUGHT.

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by StrikeBack(m): 6:30pm On Jan 31, 2020
cool

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Jh0wsef(m): 6:30pm On Jan 31, 2020
ok
Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Umartins1(m): 6:30pm On Jan 31, 2020
What is CV?
Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by don4real18(m): 6:31pm On Jan 31, 2020
Will Paystack HR determine how I will employ others in my company?
In German companies, there's a 99% chance that you won't get the job without a picture.

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by 9jamag(m): 6:31pm On Jan 31, 2020
Lol, funny HR

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by missimelda01(f): 6:31pm On Jan 31, 2020
References is so outdated but what should we use instead?
Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Zeuslord(m): 6:32pm On Jan 31, 2020
what is left after all these are omitted?

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by butterfly777(m): 6:32pm On Jan 31, 2020
Thanks

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Peezol: 6:32pm On Jan 31, 2020
Noted
Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Christian07(m): 6:33pm On Jan 31, 2020
Na to submit empty paper sure pass

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Nobody: 6:38pm On Jan 31, 2020
How can job seekers ever satisfy the Nigerian employers on this CV issue?

It is really becoming crazy daily on this issue of CV...

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Re: Never Put These 5 Things On Your CV When Applying For A Job In Nigeria by Chazi: 6:39pm On Jan 31, 2020
Imagine if Dangote had been a job hunter always updating his CV.
30 years later what do you think he would have become today? It all boils down to 30 years from now, if you actually served as an employee during those periods or 30 years experience as an entrepreneur of your own business.

Moral:

Your hustle should focus only on future gains for your children and generations will be grateful.

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