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Why Your CV Must be Spotless

A curriculum vitae is a brief account of a person’s education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent with a job application.

I like to define a curricula vitae as a personal advert that one has to give to potential employers. This document is very important but sadly most people take it for granted.

In Latin, the phrase “curriculum vitae” means “course of life.”  That being said, your CV must you’re your course of life which is relevant to the employer and gives you an upper hand.

Always bear in mind that the employer does not only have your CV alone.  To put it in professional or career language your CV is your course to professional education and career.

CVs are tailor-made for each job and no single CV must be sent twice. This key tool for your job search toolbox must be spotless.

Always make sure that your CV does not have any spelling errors and grammatical errors or any other mistakes.

I have often seen CVs with the wrong name or surname of the owner.

How do you expect me as an employer to take you seriously when you cannot even spell your name?

Sending a hard copy CV with either soup stains, dog’s ears photocopied with cartridge marks or ink is suicidal.

A clean CV can be a key to getting your dream job

Most employers simply do not pay attention to such.

Employers’ interest is more vested on one’s well-rounded credentials for the job which is expressed through training and experience.

There is a difference between a CV and a resume and it’s a subject for another day. In Africa, we send CV to employers unless otherwise stated.

To ensure that your CV is spotless make sure you write it, revise and rewrite again and proofread. It is advisable to give someone to proofread it for you.

Once satisfied you then can send to CV to the potential employer.

The job market is very competitive out there. Having a spotless cv is one sure way of standing out from the competition.

What have been your experiences with CVs? Have you sent one with errors before? If you are an employer, have you had to deal with an error-ridden cv?

Share your thoughts and comments in the comments below.

P.S

Coach James T. Nyamajiwa is a Personal Development Specialist and consultant of

James Motivation Enterprises P/L and is reachable on 0718084910 or email

coachjames2118@gmail.com

A curriculum vitae is a brief account of a person’s education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent with a job application.

I like to define a curricula vitae as a personal advert that one has to give to potential employers. This document is very important but sadly most people take it for granted.

In Latin, the phrase “curriculum vitae” means “course of life.”  That being said, your CV must you’re your course of life which is relevant to the employer and gives you an upper hand.

Always bear in mind that the employer does not only have your CV alone.  To put it in professional or career language your CV is your course to professional education and career.

CVs are tailor-made for each job and no single CV must be sent twice. This key tool for your job search toolbox must be spotless.

Always make sure that your CV does not have any spelling errors and grammatical errors or any other mistakes.

I have often seen CVs with the wrong name or surname of the owner.

How do you expect me as an employer to take you seriously when you cannot even spell your name?

Sending a hard copy CV with either soup stains, dog’s ears photocopied with cartridge marks or ink is suicidal.

A clean CV can be a key to getting your dream job

Most employers simply do not pay attention to such.

Employers’ interest is more vested on one’s well-rounded credentials for the job which is expressed through training and experience.

There is a difference between a CV and a resume and it’s a subject for another day. In Africa, we send CV to employers unless otherwise stated.

To ensure that your CV is spotless make sure you write it, revise and rewrite again and proofread. It is advisable to give someone to proofread it for you.

Once satisfied you then can send to CV to the potential employer.

The job market is very competitive out there. Having a spotless cv is one sure way of standing out from the competition.

What have been your experiences with CVs? Have you sent one with errors before? If you are an employer, have you had to deal with an error-ridden cv?

Share your thoughts and comments in the comments below.

P.S

Coach James T. Nyamajiwa is a Personal Development Specialist and consultant of James Motivation Enterprises P/L and is reachable on +263 718 084 910 or email coachjames2118@gmail.com for more tips.

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