I want to point out three reasons why smart Nigerian pharmacists are not invited for job interviews after sending in their applications for jobs that they are extremely qualified to get.
Most of these reasons have to do with little things that these smart Nigerian pharmacists take for granted while filling their CVs.
WRONG FILE NAME – Most CVs are usually sent in as Microsoft word documents or PDF files. Now, the first thing that an interviewer will see after downloading a lot of CVs will be the file name. And I have seen some craze, silly file names that put me off and will definitely put a lot of employers off. For instance I get files with funkybabe.doc as the file name or hie.doc as file name. You must make sure that your CV file name bears your name so that it will be easy for people to know what the file is all about. This means that the file name must contain CV in it so that I can see that its a cv and not a summon letter.
USE RELEVANT ADDRESS – I recently was trying to shortlist candidates for a sales position in Edo state and a lot of people who live in Edo state where not invited because their addresses in their CVs stated that they lived in other states other than Edo and we needed people living in edo. This simple address mistake has cost a lot of smart Nigerian pharmacists important jobs
ONE PHONE NUMBER – Never ever use only one phone number in your CV. I have skipped a lot of CV just because when I was calling the numbers to invite the candidates for an interview the only phone number on it was not going through. Smart Nigerian pharmacists must realize that employers get loads of CVs and if your phone number is not going through and there is no second number to reach you on, they will simply skip you. Add a relative’s number if you have only one line.
FORWARDING LAST CV MAIL – This is one stupid thing a lot of smart Nigerian pharmacists do. How can you forward a mail in response to a vacancy and it contains emails of other places that you have been applying to. This shows that if you are too lazy to attach your cv to a fresh mail and send that you will definitely be a lazy staff when employed. So, make sure you compose a fresh mail for every application you are sending and attach a CV file to it.
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