Need A Job? See What Employers Expect To See in Your CV This 2016

One of the greatest dreams of many people in this year 2016 is to secure a good job. Job to me, remains a crucial part of life. We need a job to meet our financial goals. As a result, everybody desires to work in one organisation or the other.

We are in a new year, and am sure many people desire a good job as one of their major achievements this year. This prediction is even true considering that many people left school last year. A lot of people graduated from High School, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, University and other Institutions last year. Most of such persons hope to end up in one office or the other. 

Because of the large influx of graduates in the labour market on yearly basis, competition becomes the order of the day. People who package themselves very well got favoured when it comes to appointment. This calls for the need for everyone looking for a job to package him or herself well through CV.

A CV is a summary of your Bio-data. It contains your educational qualification, experiences, accomplishments, skills, etc. A job seeker uses a CV to sell him/herself to an employer. It is important to organise your CV in such a way that it creates a good first impression. It is your CV that will convince the employer to hear from you in person. If your CV fails to impress the employer, you won't have the second chance of selling yourself at the interview. 

As you prepare to hunt for the best jobs in this 2016, I want to give you some hints that will help you stand a better chance. CV writing should be done with wisdom. The content, presentation and template should be carefully arranged. There are some things that need to appear first on your CV. Most people like to start their CV with their Bio-data. Bio-data some times works as a disadvantage to some job seekers. Examples are jobs that gives preference to age and origin. An employer can immediately get discouraged at seeing your age and Stage of origin. This kind of employer will  definitely not deem it fit go through other wonderful qualifications of yours. Our advice on this is to first present your selling points before Bio-data. 

To further increase your chances in the labour market, we wish to suggest that your CV presentation follow the following order.

Personal Details

Start your CV with your name, address, phone number, and email. This should appear at the top of your CV.


Profile is a short summary of yourself. It presents in a concise form your qualifications and accomplishments. It should be short and concise. Recently, profile has taken the place of objective. Profile in doubt makes a better impression than objective.

Educational Qualifications

This should start from the most recent to the previous. You should state your educational qualifications in such a way that your employer understands it.


This is an area that employers pay much importance to. You need to state your work experiences (if any) starting from the most recent ones. The name of the company should be stated and your role clearly specified. Also add your accomplishments while on the job.

Other Qualifications

You can also add your other qualifications if any. Examples of this are your professional certifications and NYSC. 


You should try to state your hobbies and interests as they relates to the job advertised 


References are not compulsory. You can decide to say that it will be provided on request. Employers don't usually lay much emphasis on reference.

Other tips on writing CV include:

1. Ensure that the layout is evenly spaced and easy to read.
2. Subheadings should be used to draw the reader's attention to important points.
3. Focus more on your skills and accomplishments. 
4. Remember to careful proofread before submission.
5. Make the information on your CV is simple and concise.
6. Choose bold and legible font.
7. Use simple and unambiguous words.


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