The unemployment rate in Nigeria is approximately 28%. Most people connect this fact with economical problems. But is this the only problem? I think that it’s not the economy leaving people without any job, the problem is hidden in people themselves and how they write their CV’s.
Most employers receive hundreds of resumes and applications every day. This is first thing that people see while becoming acquainted with you. The only thing you can do to stand out is having an exceptional resume that is crafted for the position, and accurately describes who you are as an employee. You should make it very easy for the employer to see why you are the ideal candidate for this job. If you are looking for a job, you can visit the site JiJi.ng.
There are some golden rules for getting a CV correct:
If sending a CV as a hard copy, along with a job application, then it should be typed. If you don’t have your own computer, you can apply to libraries.
For each employer you should write a separate summary
It’s he most important rule in writing a resume that has helped a lot of people. This doesn’t mean that you should write each employer CV from the very beginning. This means that you should have one big resume in which you must specify all your strengths and achievements. Then, looking at the vacancy you are applying, which you can find on JiJi.ng, you must adjust your great resume in such way that you are perfectly suited for this vacancy. Don’t neglect this simple rule. If you didn’t succeed in finding a job until now, start applying this rule, and you’ll see that the number of responses to such summaries is much bigger. Yes, you’ll need more time to “customize” the summary. But it’s worth it.
Avoid unnecessary information
It is not necessary to specify a insignificant achievements or accomplishments, the value of which in the particular job seeking situation is doubtful. This rule is very simple: you need to specify more facts that matter a particular employer.
Is the photo needed in your CV? And if it is needed, then what kind of photo it should be? The question is quite delicate. There are a number of vacancies, which include photography in the summary. For example, guide, secretary, fashion model, actor, where your looks plays a major or significant role. But is the photo needed for administrators, managers, etc.? If you still want to put your photo in the summary, it can be done only if you are photogenic.
Finally, check and even double check
Avoid foolish errors. It is recommended to take a fresh look at the next day.