Mwalimu Rachel shares handy CV tips for young graduates looking for jobs

Attention job seekers, Mwalimu has some lessons

Obviously, many people looking for a job jumped on the opportunity head first. There have been many complaints from hiring managers and recruitment agencies on half baked graduates. So many of us complain about unemployment and not having jobs, yet our CVs and how we present ourselves leave a lot to be desired.

As the NRG Radio Presenter was going through the CVs, she decided to dish out career advice more so on CVs through her Twitter platform and graduates looking for employment can learn a lot from her.

The mother of one is keen to find one guy and one girl, a hardworking duo that she can train to be extremely good at what they do.

These are some of her tips when applying for jobs:

1. You simply cannot send a CV full of mistakes.

Be keen to go through your CV before sending it to employers. Remember, employers go through hundreds of CVs something as small as writing i am instead of I am can easily cost you a job.

2. Do not send a photocopy of your CV via mail.

People even do that? Lol. A photocopy will not be visible and honestly, no one has the time to struggle trying to read what you sent.

3. How you write your email says a lot about you.

How’s your subject? How’s your email body? How do you paragraph your email body? How’s your signature like? Remember in most companies, you will be required to send out emails to clients. So your email writing skills need to be above par.

4. Avoid locking yourself in your CV.

What this means is, tailor your CV for the job you’re applying for. Do not have a CV that’s tailored for a sales job while you’re applying for a P.A job. Do not be lazy to create several CVs for different job positions. You can even have 4 CVs. Always tweak your CV to suit the job you’re applying for.

5. Do not oversell yourself.

What she means by this is, whatever you’re saying you can do in your CV, make sure you can actually do the job if and once you’re employed. Otherwise why waste the employer’s time by lying?

6. How long you stay in a company does matter a lot.

Most of the time, if you have say 6 months experience in all the companies you have worked for. That shows that you are likely to leave as soon as you find greener pastures and you’re a risk to the employer. If your short jobs were on short contractual terms, do state that in your CV. According to Mwalimu Rachel, most young companies are looking for people who are ready to grind and hustle hard and climb up the ladder due to their hard work and people looking for short-term jobs just for the money should apply in big companies that can accommodate that kind of an employee.

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