At a time where employment is so scarce and getting recruited is a seemingly bad experience, there is a need to give oneself the best chance on the HRs table. Here we will show you how to optimize your CV or Resume for quick employment.
Much emphasis has been placed on writing a good CV, which is great considering that it is an inevitable way of getting started except that it is inadequate.
The way CVs are being assessed has entered a whole new level, which makes it even tougher for the average applicant to fit in.
There are two ways in which CVs are assessed:
- The direct employer’s assessment: This is what you are used to but even this has taken a new dimension.
Employers only take a few seconds to scan through your document and if your CV is not structured in a way that it passes the ’10 seconds’ test’ it gets thrashed.
That’s right, I said so. With thousands of application on the employer’s table, you have to ‘get in front of him’ within 10 seconds.
- The Applicant Tracking System: In this case a computer software is used to assess your document, and it is the most structured of the duo.
It automatically checks through your CV and checks for programmed keywords by the employer, absence of which your CV is discarded.
One way of dealing with this is to include keywords sought by the employer into your CV in a strategic way.
A smart approach to dealing with the increased CV scrutiny is to adopt CV Optimization in addition to writing a good CV which is the complete package in an acceptable CV structuring.
CV optimization means that you tailor your CV in a way that it becomes smart, passes the message maximumly and launches a grand appeal on your behalf within a very short time. Check out: Difference Between CV and Resume (Clear Explanation).
Want to know how you can optimize your CV for quick employment in 2021?
Below are how to optimize your CV;
- Update your CV
As simple as this sounds, it is a big factor limiting the application of many. Several people treat their CVs as an untouchable document. They do not edit or tamper with it to improve it since it was first written.
Sometimes, all it takes to improve your chances is an update. An update of your skills, your improved capacity building efforts and the invaluable achievements you now boast in your work places since you last wrote the document.
- Structure your CV according to the specific job application
Most graduates do not know that there is a need to add a dynamic look to the appearance of their CV.
Many make the mistake of submitting the same CV for different roles and to different organizations. There’s a way you can convince your potential employers that you understand what a need and that you are an embodiment of the solutions they require in an employee.
You can give a transforming touch to the structure of your CV in peculiarity to a specific job in the following ways:
a) Include keywords that are peculiar to that role in your CV: You can ask “how do I do this?” This becomes easy when you are well informed on what the employer wants. You know what the employer wants by paying keen attention to the job specifications and job requirements.
Having observed these words in the form of skills, experiences, certifications, and personality they seek, you can then cleverly fit them into your document as they apply to you. This helps your document in passing the ATS test and also go a way in convincing the recruiters that you know what you are there for.
b) Write a brief but captivating professional statement: You want to give a strong and solid impression of yourself to the HR personnel, and you do this by inspecting your introductory statement.
Write a professional statement that gives the best account of you and contains key points that are required from your job role.
c) Tailor your skills list to those required: Since your potential recruiters are only interested in partnering with those who possess a particular skill set, why don’t you advertise them in your document when you have them.
The goal is not in showing them you are highly skilled, it is in convincing them you have what they need and in abundance, hence for every job you apply for, only put set of skills you know are appealing to it. Also have desirable personal attributes that are suitable and eye catching.
d) Be intentional about the experiences you portray for every job: It is probably true you have amassed a lot of certifications, internship experiences and job experiences, but which one suits that job?
This is how CV optimization brings succinctness into your application. Now that you know they wouldn’t give you much time to express your wealth of experience, won’t you keep things as short as possible?
Present a 2-paged CV that is detailed but convincing and straight to the point.
e) Catch the eye of your potential recruiters with your achievements: Position your achievements in a way that it draws their interest and desire you before even meeting you.
You do this by being precise in stating what you achieved in an organization within a defined period. Highlight your achievements using numbers and percentages.
This show that you are intentional about what you are offering a brand and that you are results driven. Those figures increase your desirability.
- Let your CV be brief
Again we stress this point as it is the major essence of CV optimization. Your CV must be as brief as possible to bring you to the court of consideration.
Cut out every and any irrelevance, you can even go as far as stating only your tertiary education details while ignoring those of primary and secondary schools so you can have enough space to give relent things. Keep the length short!
- Ensure your CV is easy to read and follow
Let there be an easy and logical flow when your CV is read. Keep it simple and straightforward. Check for spelling errors and eliminate unnecessary repetitions and mingling up.
Talk more of your latest job roles and achievements and less of the initial ones. Edit it well and ensure the appearance is friendly to anyone who attempts to check through.
Saitama Inu Crypto: How to buy Saitama
What is Saitama Inu token
According to Saitama’s website, it is a “community-driven platform” built to promote financial well-being. It intends to do so by helping investors gain control of their finances. Its medium is a token that bears its name and trades under the symbol SAITAMA.
So where does the new SaitaMask fit in? This feature is a smart wallet intended to solve problems that many investors have with decentralized finance (DeFi).
More specifically, SaitaMask will serve as a one-stop shop for investors. Through this feature, investors will be able to buy, sell, swap and transfer crypto assets.
Saitama says the wallet will also include crypto analysis tools.
Beyond this upcoming launch, Saitama has a passive income system in which 2% of each transaction is redistributed to a pool of holders.
This type of model, which rewards investors simply for holding the token, is similar to that of popular Floki Inu (CCC:FLOKI-USD) which proved to be a breakout sensation in 2021.
How to buy Saitama Inu Crypto
Some cryptocurrencies, like Saitama, can only be purchased with another cryptocurrency on decentralized exchanges.
To buy Saitama, you’ll need to first purchase Ethereum (ETH) and then use ETH to buy Saitama. And to do that, you need what’s called a self-custody wallet.
Here’s how to do that using Coinbase Wallet.
- Download Coinbase Wallet
A self-custody wallet like Coinbase Wallet is required to purchase Saitama. Coinbase Wallet is available as a mobile app and browser extension. Download Coinbase Wallet here.
- Choose a Coinbase Wallet username
As part of setting up your Coinbase Wallet, you will need to choose a username. This username lets other Coinbase Wallet users easily send you crypto. You can keep your username private, but you will need one to access the account.
- Securely store your recovery phrase
When you create a new self-custody wallet, you’ll be given a recovery phrase that consists of 12 random words. The recovery phrase is the key to your crypto, meaning anyone with your recovery phrase has access to your crypto. Do not share your recovery phrase with anyone.
We strongly recommend writing these down on paper and storing them securely, as well as using Coinbase Wallet’s cloud backup feature.
Remember, do not share your recovery phrase with anyone. Coinbase will never ask you for your recovery phrase. And if you lose your recovery phrase, Coinbase cannot help you access your wallet.
- Understand and plan for Ethereum network fees
Fees vary based on how busy the network is, how complicated the transaction is, and how fast you’d like the transaction completed. Plan to set aside some money for fees. Learn more about Ethereum fees here.
- Buy and transfer ETH to Coinbase Wallet
If you don’t have a Coinbase account, you’ll need to create one to buy Ethereum (ETH). Learn more about how to create a Coinbase account and buy Ethereum (ETH) here. The way you transfer ETH to your Coinbase Wallet varies depending on whether you’re using the mobile app or the Chrome extension. See detailed instructions here.
- Use your ETH to buy Saitama in the trade tab
If you’re using Coinbase Wallet on your mobile phone, you can purchase Saitama right in the app. Tap on .
Then tap on the “Trade” tab, where you can swap ETH for any token that runs on the Ethereum standard (called “ERC-20 tokens”).
Tap “choose coin” and select Saitama.
Input the amount of ETH you’d like to exchange for Saitama.
Remember to leave enough for transaction fees.
Confirm your purchase and follow the instructions on the screen to finalize.
If you’re using Coinbase Wallet extension, tap the “Convert” button.
Search for Saitama and input the amount of ETH you’d like to exchange for Saitama.
Remember to leave enough for transaction fees. Confirm your purchase and follow the instructions on the screen to finalize.
How to apply for Davido orphanage funds
Nigerian Singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has opened an online portal for orphanages to apply for the N250m fund, in commemoration of his 29th birthday.
The singer had on Monday announced that the application has begun and is open for only registered orphanages in Nigeria.
In this piece, we highlights how interested orphanages can apply to enable them to benefit from the N250m fund.
It is pertinent to note that a principal executive of the orphanage is expected to fill the online form on behalf of his/her facility.
Steps to apply
- Interested orphanage operators are to follow the link: https://linktr.ee/davidoorphanagedonations
- Once the link opens, click on the ‘orphanage registration link’ option to proceed.
- A welcome message will surface. Click on the ‘continue’ option to read the rules of filling the form.
- On agreement with the rules, proceed to fill the form.
Instructions for applications
- Kindly fill out every field as clearly and as detailed as possible.
- Attach documents to support request.
- All information entered will be verified as inconsistency may lead to disqualification.
- The Committee may conduct search and physical inspection unannounced.
- Registration closes on Thursday, 2nd of December 2021.
Davido’s N250m donation to orphanages
Naija News 247 recalls that, on November 17, 2021, David asked his friends and fans to donate N1m each to him for his birthday.
Though he added that the goal was to get N100m, the singer received over N53m in cash transfers in less than one hour.
In three days, the singer received over N200m as gifts from his friends. Adding N50m of his personal money, the singer decided to give back to society by donating N250m to orphanages across Nigeria.
He also set up a five-man committee to monitor the progress of the disbursement of the funds.
How To Buy MTN Shares In Nigeria, Price, Contact Details 2021
Are you among those who are interested in Buying MTN Nigeria Ordinary Share? If yes, then Naija News 247 have good news for you on How to buy and price.
The Nigeria’s largest telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria Communications (MTN Nigeria) Plc will open application list for its public offering of 575 million ordinary shares to the general retail investing public at a price of N169 per share.
You can visit your financial institution/bank to inquire more on how to apply for this share or visit MTN Nigeria website for more information on how to buy the share.
The Institutional Offer opens on 23 November 2021 and closes at 15.00 SAST on 26 November 2021, and now the Retail Offer is open.
The retail offer period ends on December 14, 2021. Minimum subscription is 20 shares and thereafter in multiples of 20 shares.
MTN is an emerging market mobile operator at the forefront of technological and digital changes. Inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of modern connected life, MTN provide a diverse range of voice, data, digital, Fintech, wholesale and enterprise services to more than 277m customers in 20 markets.
For you to buy MTN shares on the stock market, you will need to have a stock brokerage account. Find one and sign up with them.
Quick steps to start;
- Deposit money into your stock brokerage account
- Instruct your stockbroker to buy for you at your determined price
- You can also buy yourself if you operate an online trading account with the same stock brokerage account.
- If you go through the online portal, you place your bid and hope that an offer is available for you at the right price and you have a deal.
- You get an email from your stockbroker confirming that you now own shares in MTN
If you want more enquiry on MTN shares, you contact them using the below details.
You can call the Customer Support Centre – 070046837862452 or 080MTNOFFER (0806 866 3337) for enquiries.
The public offer to retail investors for the sale of up to 575 million shares held in MTN Nigeria by MTN Group will be priced at N169.00 per share (the Offer).
The Offer opens on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 and closes on Tuesday, 14 December 2021.
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