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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by JOpress3: 5:12am On Sep 15
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Patience
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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by JOpress3: 1:35pm On Sep 15
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#1. Poor Arrangement of information in CV
87 % of the 50 Cv i worked on, has poor arrangement information in their CV. This sets of applicants did not understand the principle of strength and weakness. So, how can they tackle this problem?.

Consider SWOT analysis. According to Wikipedia, “SWOT analysis is a Strategic Planning techniques used to help a person or organization identify Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats related to business competition or project planning”. No doubt you have competition in the labour market, in that job you wish to apply for. Therefore, it is your duty to identify your SWOT and position them to your advantage, if you must be ahead of your competitors.

So, what information can be classified your Strength or Opportunity, Weakness or Threats? For me, Information such as, Added academic qualification (Phd,Msc,MBa,Phd etc), Additional Certifications, Big brand Work Experience, and your achievements, will stand as my strength and opportunities. And, I will position them in my first page. While, information such as Personal data (Date of birth; where you are above the age in an advertised job, Your Marital Status, State of origin etc.) will be considered my Weakness and Threats and i will relocate them to the behind pages.

The idea is, you position your strength and opportunities in your first page so that they attract attention of your potential employers.
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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by JOpress3: 1:36pm On Sep 15
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#2 Address of Residence
Common sense is not common practice, as basic as address of residence is, it has denied about 95% of applicants opportunities of getting their desired job.

Time has really change things, the days when most employers will recruit new employee from any part of the country and provide free accommodation for 3 months, to help you settle down, have gone down the drains. The Market forces of demand and supply has change every thing, the Number of graduate Supplied into the labour market far exceed the available jobs in demand. And, it has given Employers a lot of choice to choose from and they enjoy it a lot, because it created avenue to cut cost to its minimum.

These days, for example, let’s say an employer in Lagos need 50 qualified graduates, she can get all the 50 graduates in Lagos alone, in a day, anytime she places a vacancy advertisement. These is definitely a problem for an applicant, whose address of residence is not Lagos state, the same for Employers in Portharcourt and Abuja, considered to be job hub in these country. Applicants need to be dynamic in approach.

How do you tackle this challenge if you reside outside these three states(Lagos, Portharcourt, & Abuja)? Its very simple, for example, let’s say you reside in Benin and you find a job vacancy in portharcourt that you meet the requirements, ask yourself, did I have relations or friends in portharcourt, if yes, put a call immediately to them explain clearly the situation at hand, ask for their address and replace it with yours in your CV before you apply. When you get the job sort yourself out.
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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by JOpress3: 7:03am On Sep 20
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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by JOpress3: 5:15am On Sep 22
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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by Ggurl1(f): 5:27am On Sep 22
Did you know that some colours can naturally put off your interviewer?

Have you ever gone for an interview where you felt you performed well but you never got called
back?
It could just be the colour you wore!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeuhoeS9Tb8
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Re: Big Mistakes I Discovered In 50 Cvs :why They Were Not Invited For Interviews by Manpar: 6:45am On Oct 02
How do I get a cover letter, if I need one?? cos I've been unemployed since last 4years. Pls help!!
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