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Having an idea on how to write a CV is the first step to landing that dream job, not everyone has the idea of how to go about a convincing CV, that’s why we came up with the topic to help have a grasps of what a detailed CV should look like.

Firstly, lets talk about the definition of CV; it’s an acronym for curriculum vitae (Latin) which is a short written summary of a person’s  career, qualification, and education.

Resume is also a common synonym for CV, however, it’s mostly a one page summary of your work experience and background relevant to the nature of the job you’re applying for and the company.

Writing an outstanding CV is important as there are probably a number of persons applying as you, the employer may not have time to go through a badly arranged Curriculum vitae.

Here is how to write an outstanding CV

. Pay attention to the content of your curriculum vitae, it takes some minutes to scan through CV for the first time, your content should make a good impression, that would buy you time to make to make them read your CV closely.

. Personal details; don’t forget your name and contact details; first and last name should be in large and bold text, postal address, phone number, email address, Add technical and personal skills, work, community and volunteer experience .

. Education and Qualification; you should add your education and qualification as it’s important for your employer to know how qualified you’re for the job.

. Hobbies; your hobbies are not to be overlooked as it will help your employer get a hold of your personality easily.

. Reference; you can include referees in your CV.

. You can also include an objective; this is a brief detail about the type of work and role you would like and the industry you want to work in. Personal statement, achievements, interests, job –specific information.

Additional tips;

. Don’t make a mistake of adding a photograph except on request.

. Use a good font not colored or fancy fonts or design.

. Exclude your date of birth, Your marital status, religion, or bank account details.

. Resist the urge of writing in short hand, jargon or lie about your experience and skills.

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