One of the crucial things to do after graduating from nursing school is to prepare a CV/Resume.
In Nigeria, when applying for a job, your CV is often if not always, asked of.
I have seen samples of CVs that are really not presentable and I presume the writer has little or no knowledge of the basics of CV writing.
CV or Resume

Presentation is everything when writing a CV in Nigeria.

Your content, layout, template, font type, font size, line spacing, bullets, and borders are all vital in achieving an organized CV. 

If someone has 3 years of experience and another has 6 years of experience, and they are both applying for the same job, the ONLY thing that differentiates them is the way they both present their work experiences.

The basic elements of your CV in Nigeria should be profile, work experience, achievements (if any), training (if any), educational qualifications, bio-data, hobbies, and referees. 

Please note that no particular format or template is cast in stone; every template can be amended to suit a particular requirement at any given time.

I would rather prefer a profile to an objective. An objective is simply a goal while a profile is a brief description that summarizes your qualities, as it relates to where you are coming from and where you hope to be. It shouldn’t be more than two sentences or three short sentences at most.

Your experience(s) should indicate the name of the company, your designation/title, your job description, and the duration of service. Your experience(s) should follow a chronological sequence (most recent to least recent). Also, stick to the present tense when describing your current job description.

to be continued...

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