The Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), Professor Ajith Kumar VV, making his presentation at the Professional Skills Development Programme (PSDP) of the university, organized for 300 level students looking to join the job market has enlightened students that writing winning Curriculum Vitae (CVs), is Launchpad to a rewarding career. He said this much on 7th July 2021.
While making his presentation, “CV writing and interview skills”, the Vice-Chancellor stated that “As a graduate who is set to enter the job market, you don’t have to let the lack of work experience put you off in applying for a role where otherwise you meet most of their requirements. You rather have to make the most of your other qualities such as your skills, attitude, enthusiasm, and potential”. He advised the students to take advantage of their SIWES experience, voluntary or community involvement, or work placements, to highlight their suitability.
He stated that in today’s world, one couldn’t have a rewarding career without first writing a winning CV that is convincing to convene desirable personality traits. “Just writing that you are enthusiastic or motivated without given supportive details is not enough”. He charged the students to show resourcefulness and determination such as the ability to work in a team, having organizational or communications skills.
The Vice-Chancellor who highlighted the common interview skills, such as background research, politeness, body language, review of CV before an interview, preparation for standard questions, prepare for questions, punctuality, etc encouraged the students to imagine the endless opportunities on offer in the workplace. He advised them to study hard and strive to emerge the best they could be in any workplace they find themselves in.
In his concluding remarks, he stated that a Winning CV should start with the name, address, and contact details, introduction, a summary of skills, highlight of relevant experience and achievements, list of training and education, interest and hobbies as well as reference.