In this article Steps in Writing Topnotch CV, we shall be sharing with you guidelines on how to write a simple CV. Some of us already know that “Curriculum vitae” is shortened for “CV” which is a Latin word that mean “Course of my Life” Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document that contains your professional experience, Education, qualifications and previous work experience.
Vast majority of firms/companies in Nigeria would always request to see your “CV and Application letter” before they could consider working with you and also some company would shortlist what they want to see in your CV. The last job I applied for, needed people with a “Masters degree” and 3 years working experience in that particular field. So, before you can submit your CV to a company/firm you should know the kind of employee they are looking for. I will outline the format for writing a simple CV and I do hope you find it interesting and helpful.
STEPS IN WRITING CV
This section should contain your Name (Full name, it should be Bold and in block letters), Residential address, contact information (phone number, Email address)
Example: CYNTHIA, MARIA-GORRETTI LAWRENCE
Home Address: No 14 Benson Avenue……………
Email address: cynthiagorretti@…….
This should contain the institution you attended and the course you studied.
Example: B.Sc. Microbiology University of Lagos, Nigeria
Core modules- immunology and immunochemistry, medical bacteriology, pathogenic mycology, virology, basic medical techniques 1,2 and 3, general microbiology, soil and Agric microbiology, project research
(Project topic you worked on)
Example: Microbial production of Asparaginase from fungi
Presented at: Department of microbiology. University of Lagos, Nigeria. 2018.
APPLIED (MICROBIOLOGY) EXPERIENCE: You are to shortlist where you did your Industrial training/ internship.
Note: this is not for everyone so you do not have to bother yourself about it)
Example: Quality control personnel at Alben Healthcare pharmaceutical limited, Ogidi, Anambra state, Nigeria (1st March-4th September, 2017)
OTHER WORKING EXPERIENCE: This section should contain the previous firms/companies you have worked.
This section should contain the skills you learned. It could be computer training, tailoring, interior and exterior decoration, laptop repair service etc.
This should contain the things you have achieved so far both during your stay in school, your previous work place etc…
This section should contain the positive traits you have.
Effective use of initiative etc…..
This should contain the full name and contact information of people you have worked with, ranging from your institution, your previous work place and other places you worked. This is the most important part because the company may contact them to find out about you and your performance.
Lastly, you should proofread and ensure your words and spellings are correct including your personal details before you can submit to the firm/company. Hope this article is useful to you. Let us know in case you any question, using the comment box below.