MTN Nigeria had announced on its social media handle, tips to keep your CV updated and looking good.
A good CV stands out from others. It gives you the edge when applying for a job. Even when you are not searching, keeping your CV up to date is vital. You never know when better opportunities will come and how close they can be for you to quickly submit your CV.
Hence, if the CV you used to get your current Job was prepared 5 years ago, chances are that you need to update it now so as to keep up with your current form.
Here are tips to improve your CV as released in MTN’s 36 seconds video:
Keep only relevant information
You may ask, what is irrelevant in a CV? Well, non-essential details such as religion, political parties, pastime, and so on. You should only provide the information upon request.
Relevant information is central to the Job being applied for. Employers, are likely to skip those irrelevant details.
Invest in professional courses and trainings
A big boost to your CV. Professional courses show that you have gone extra mile to acquire knowledge about the field peculiar to the post you are applying for.
Investing in professional courses and trainings go a long way to prove that you are willing to learn and adapt to new technologies and strategies, if need be.
Use the job requirement keywords
The job requirement keyword is a word or term that is related to the type of employment you are searching for. For example, if you are searching for the post of a doctor, you can use keywords as medicine, hospital, ward, etc
The keywords make your CV easier to be identified with the employment you are searching for. Also, should you upload your CV to a search engine, your keywords will allow the program to rank the resume with others alike.
Quantify your achievements
Don’t forget to include your achievements in your resume. This can be all what you have accomplished in your past jobs or activities such as staff of the year, most versatile staff can be included.
Accomplishments in education as best graduating student , most punctual student, can also be added.
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