Thursday, August 8, 2013

HOW TO WRITE CURRICULUM VITAE




INTRODUCTION

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document that provides  summary of a job applicant’s professional experience, educational background, skills, interest and applicant’s referees along with other relevant information regarding the candidate’s qualification. CV is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment.
When writing curriculum vitae, it is important to include all the right information so the hiring manager can see, at first glance, why you are a strong candidate for the job. CV is usually sent to employer along with application letter (Cover letter).




CV FORMAT

1.Personal Information
Name: George Isack
Date of Birth: 26/03/1984
Place of Birth:Musoma
Nationality: Tanzanian
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Single
2.Contact Information
Address: P.O.Box 6043,Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone: +255 (05) 243  768 345 ( should be land line)
Cell Phone: +255 0784 675 777 906
Email : georgeisack@gmail.com
3.Education background
Include year,college/school/place you attain such education. You should start with recent education,if you still studying you write such education and put pending in blanket eg 2013: Bachelor of education at Mzumbe University,Morogoro, Tanzania (pending)

4.Language
Eg. fluent in English and Swahili
5.Seminars/ workshops attended (optional)
6.Working experience
You start from writing the recent working experience as expressed in educational background.
7. Interest/Hobie
Eg swimming, watching TV etc
8. References
Here refers the names and contact of people who can provide correct information about your education, working experience and personality.


 Example:

Name
Mr. Dominick Kigoda
Title
Head of Department of Research and Publication.
Organization
Daresalaam University.
Contacts
Mobile: +255725590388 & +25574590388
Email : kigoda11@gmail.com


Name
Mr. Peter Chale Kibiki
Title
Lecturer.
Organization
Tumaini University.
Contacts
Mobile: +255713432687


Name
John Simon Mwekwa
Title
Headmaster.
Organization
Ubakalale Secondary School

Contacts
Mobile: +255796150577& +255757526879


 By: Sir George Magessa (2013)


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