Skyline University Nigeria

CV Writing and Interview Workshop

Career Talk: SUN conducts Workshop on CV Writing and Interview for final-year Students

Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) has organized a workshop for final-year students on CV writing and successful interviews. The workshop was done to equip students of the Schools of Arts, Management and Social Sciences (SAMSS) and Science and Information Technology (SSIT) with the necessary skillsets required for a successful career entry after graduation.

In his opening remarks, Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, the Dean of the School of Science and Information (SSIT), said the session was designed to educate the students on the fundamentals of navigating the intricacies of CV building and cracking an interview. He said the university selected a reputable expert who would teach students from his vast experience.

In his presentation, the guest, Mr. Anantram Ganaparti, a seasoned author, life coach, advisor and trainer, said the students must be able to customize their curriculum vitae to suit job requirements in order to get a higher chance of being considered. In his words, “Tell your story with specific keywords that will leave an imprint on the hearts of recruiters.”

In his paper titled “How to Write a CV and Crack an Interview,” Mr. Ganaparti explained that the students should be able to creatively curate impressive CVs by arranging their experiences based on the latest information, including their certificates and professional skills and certifications for extra courses, among others. He noted that aspects of hobbies, interests, and extracurricular activities must be clearly explained on every CV.

For interviews, Mr. Ganaparti said highlighted positive attitudes, values and evidently defined personal objectives are important for assessment by human resource managers. He then advised the students to be adaptive and thoroughly assess their strengths and weaknesses so that they could flawlessly match the job requirements. Other key areas he emphasized include communication, leadership, emotional management and IT skills for career success.

Delivering the closing remarks, Dr. Sudha Mavuri, the Dean of the School of Arts, Management and Social Sciences (SAMSS), said the session was highly enriching and satisfactory. She admitted that the enthusiasm displayed by the students shows their readiness for future career challenges. Dr. Mavuri applauded SUN management for inviting the resourceful guest speaker.