Fundamentals of writing your curriculum vitae

A curriculum vitae provides key information about your skills, experiences, education, and personal qualities that show you as the ideal candidate. Where a resume and a curriculum vitae differ is their use, format, and length. This article provides some expert tips to help you get started with your writing and preparing your curriculum vitae.
Job seekers submit applications. The New Times / File.
Job seekers submit applications. The New Times / File.

A curriculum vitae provides key information about your skills, experiences, education, and personal qualities that show you as the ideal candidate. Where a resume and a curriculum vitae differ is their use, format, and length. This article provides some expert tips to help you get started with your writing and preparing your curriculum vitae.

Andine Ntwari from NFT Consult Ltd; a Human Management firm offering variety of services with emphasis in recruitment, staff outsourcing, training and personal development says that some people do not know what to include in their CVs.

She says that the major reason why this happens is because some candidates do not do enough research to determine what is required when applying for certain jobs.

For instance, when applying for a senior position within a bank, a married person stands a high chance to get the job than a single person.

If you are applying for a customer care position, an applicant who is single stands higher chances for that particular job. This is so because a company may fear to hire the married person due to other family responsibilities may interfere with one’s duties at work.

Don’t write all everything you had been doing when you are applying for a certain job. Simply focus on that particular job and write the experience related to it.

 

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