What is a Curriculum Vitae [CV] and where can it be used ?

What Is The Meaning Of CV Or What Do We Understand By CV

Before we can proceed into writing a CV we have to fully understand what it means to write a CV and what a CV is all about.

But before then let me say thank God for yet another day and a beautiful life of fresh breath that we take. Without HIM we would be no one or no more. So honour and glory to His Name

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an outline of a person’s educational and professional history prepared for a job applications. Note;  another name for a CV is a resume.

A CV is the most flexible and convenient way to make applications. It conveys your personal details in a way that presents you in the best possible light. A CV is a marketing document in which you are marketing something or yourself, you need to sell your skills, abilities, qualifications and experience to employers. It can be used to make multiple applications to employers in a specific career area.

An application form is designed to bring out the essential information and a personal qualities that the employers requires and does not allow you to gloss over your weaker points as a CV does. In addition, the time needed to fill out these forms is seen as a reflection of your commitment to the career.

There is no “one best way” to construct a CV. It is your document and can be structured as you wish within the basic frame work below. It can be on paper or on line or even on a T-shirt (a gimmicky approach that might work for creative jobs but not generally advised)

What Should A CV Be Used For ??

  1. When an employer ask for application to be received in this format
  2  When an employer simply states apply to without specifying the format.
 3. When making speculative application (When writing to an employer who has not        advertised a vacancy but who you hope may have one

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