Key questions your CV must address


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Job seekers  want a good CV to attract recruiters’ or employers attention   that they’re deserve an interview opportunity.

It doesn’t matter if you’ll do the duty with hands tied behind your back, if your CV doesn’t provide the urge for the HR to invite you for interview, how can you prove such abilities let alone to be recognised as being a super human?!

Let’s take a more in-depth dive  to ensure that  that your CV is merchandising your skills effectively to your potential new employers.

1. Is your CV simple to read?

Take a your time to peruse your CV by imagining yourself as an HR  reading it fa job seekers CV  and ask yourself questions. is the layout  and structure simple to follow? will it persuade the readers the attention naturally down the page?

Does it provide the reader an honest gist concerning your skills and knowledge while not being too wordy ? are there lots of bullet points to deliver relevant snapshots of data and to assist hack the text?

2. Is your CV tailored for your target roles?

Having a regular generic CV that you just issue to all or any potential employers isn’t attending to build an honest 1st impression the least bit. Doing this suggests risking your CV turning into only 1 of a flood of bland and normal applications which will ne’er stand out from the group.

You need to select out all the relevant skills from the duty description that the leader is craving for and check that those skills are given and highlighted on your page for all to visualise throughout that crucial 1st skim of your CV.

3. Does one begin with  compelling credentials?
Your most vital info must air the primary page. Your personal introduction ought to showcase those skills that the leader is craving for at once.
If you think about how long recruiters spend reading through presumably eighty to one hundred job applications, they’re not motivated to go through 2 pages of your CV to search out all the required info concerning you on the third page.

You would have already lost them by the tip of page one. Introduce yourself and tell the HR you have got the talents they need right off the bat.

4. Does your  prove your impact?

You may do an excellent job of listing your relevant skills and knowledge, however while not showing the impact your actions created on previous employers, you’ll not clearly demonstrate your strong match for the role.

Rather than merely description your input into a task, you must endeavour to elucidate however your work impacts your employers or customers. perhaps you facilitate to chop company excess expenditure, or maybe you facilitate to scale back client waiting times. no matter impact you create, make sure that it’s clearly visible in your CV.

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Common Interview Questions

Interview preparations comes with its own unique challenges irrespective of the level of your career particularly when it is your long awaited job. Some find it a scary, adrenaline triggering stage of their job search. These experiences however can be tamed by gaining mastery over common or popular interview question ahead of the interview.

Some of these questions which we call a must-know interview questions and relevant answers to land your dream job in Africa are considered in section below.

Well as usual, make sure you are not over anxious or panicking while preparing for your interview.  Deep breaths can be employed to manage the situation on the interview day! Just make sure you do something that calms your nerves best, after all you know yourself better!

Interview questions are typically categorised as shown below:

  • Questions about yourself?

Such questions are are aimed at knowing or finding more about you in some cases beyond your CV(NB: They already have your CV anyways, so why repeat yourself). These may include  but not limited to your personality,your knowledge and your experience. This is sort of an opportunity to market yourself so they have a fair view of whether you are an employee then can get along with.  You should expect WHY and  WHAT?  interview questions about yourself. Some of the questions may be open ended as well.

 These questions are aimed at assessing your level of motivation or seriousness for the job.This is an opportunity to create an impression you intend to build a long term career with the company.

These questions intend to find out whether your have the requisite skills set essential for the job. Whether your work experience is relevant to the job role. Whether you are experienced or may require on the job training.

This questions are normally unexpected scenario based questions that you should be ready for.