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7 Reasons Why a CV is Important for Job Seekers


CV Writing

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Unit Summary

A CV is an application that contains information such as personal details, work experiences, qualifications and personal interests of the specified job seeker.
7 reasons why you need a CV when looking for a job:
  • A CV helps you market yourself.
  • A CV can be applied multiple times to jobs in a specific career area.
  • A CV always reminds you of what you have done in your career.
  • A CV helps you identify your weaknesses.
  • A CV refreshes your mind before your interview.
  • A CV helps you see if you have achieved your targets.
  • A CV sets a plan for your future job potentials.

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This might be obvious, but some people looking for jobs still don’t have CVs. If you are convinced you need a CV simply move on to the next unit.
Otherwise, in this video you will learn what a CV is and why it plays an important role in a job seekers life.
CV stands for Curriculum Vitae. This is a Latin word that means ‘the story of your life’. In America, a CV is normally called a resume. A CV is an application that contains information such as personal details, work experiences, qualifications and personal interests of the specified job seeker. Basically, it is the first chance you can have to make a good impression on your recruiter. The main purpose of a CV is to help you obtain a face-to-face interview for the job you desire.
Here are the 7 reasons why you need a CV when looking for a job:
  • A CV helps you market yourself. It is a great way to attract attention of your recruiter. It sells your skills and qualifications, thus helping recruiters choose you over other candidates.
  • A CV can be applied multiple times to jobs in a specific career area.
  • A CV always reminds you of what you have done in your career.
  • A CV helps you identify the weaknesses in your skills.
  • A CV refreshes your mind before your interview.
  • A CV helps you see if you have achieved the targets that you have set previously.
  • A CV sets a plan for your future job potentials.
Everyone looking for a job needs to prepare a CV, thus making a strong communication with their recruiters!