13 May 2016
1. Name: This perhaps goes without saying, but ensure that your CV has your correct full name with no aliases or nicknames. It is also important to use your name as it appears on your birth certificate/marriage certificate (whichever you prefer to use professionally).
2. Contact Information: Make sure to provide proper contact information in your CV. Both physical address and e-mail address are important for the purpose of making further contact. However, where Recruiters/Employers will want to know if your physical location will be a barrier to your job application, only an email address will work.
3. Educational Experiences: Provide a complete list of all the institutions you have studied in and the degrees earned. This will greatly increase your chances of a recruiter picking your application over others. However, make sure to include only relevant past educational information such as those that are related to the job being applied for.
4. Work Experiences: Include all relevant work experience in your CV. Only include those that are related to the job being applied for or that will provide the recruiter a better understanding of what you have done and how that knowledge can be beneficial in your role in the company or organisation.
5. Interests/Hobbies: These tell a lot about a person and recruiters use them to determine the kind of individual applying for a job. However, make sure to say the truth and not overly exaggerate because if questions come up during an interview, you might not be able to defend it.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
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