How to write cv, tips and example

When applying for job positions in a company or in an establishment, you may be required to submit a cv rather than a resume. A corriculum vitea (cv) is different from a resume.
Your cv should be clear, concise, and up to date with current employment and educational information.
Below are some of the information to be included in your cv.
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  • Personal details: A good cv should start with personal information, including your contact. You should not include unnecessary information, such as religious affiliation or denomination, wife and children's names etc.
  • Education and qualifications: Try to include the names of institutions, dates attended and dates graduated (Start from the latest qualification you have) i.e Ph.D, M.sc, B.sc and so on.
  • Work experience or employment history: Your career history should be presented in order, starting from the most recent.
  • Skills: Your skills should be included in your cv. i.e, computer skills, I.T skills, foreign language skills, and any other skills that is relevant to the position  applied for.
What size should a cv be?
A good curriculum vitae, CV, should cover not more than two pages, and should never exceed three pages. Ensure the content is clear, well structured and concise.
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CV Writing Tips:
Do not just write one CV and use it for every job position you are applying for, have targeted versions of your curriculum vitae and use them accordingly.
Make your CV short and concise. Include summaries of your employment and education, rather than the whole details. Use formal words (No slang or abbreviations).
Tell the truth. Most often, it can be tempting to over-polish a cv and make our educational qualifications or work history sound a little better than they are. If you're tempted to paint the truth about your work history, it may back fire.
Most of the employers conduct background checks and if your curriculum vitae doesn't match your actual work history or education, you will most likely get caught at some point and you will either not get the job or will get fired if you have already been hired.

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