What is CV?
Here are some guides and formats to help you.
Common Types of CV.
There are 2 common types of this document.
1. Academic CV for scholarships and grants opportunity
That is one of the ways of identifying a fake scholarship, check our previous update to read more on how to Identify Scam Scholarships
2. Job Seeking Curriculum Vitae
Graduates or already employed people are mostly required to submit a document that covers their merits, skills and experiences, it may be used for job placement purpose or promotional process. A job employer will be delighted to promote you from your current position if you add a new qualification or skill.
Now that you are acquainted with the common types, you will love to know how to write the one that pertains to you.
How to Write a Perfect Academic CV
As stated earlier this a document that entails your academic experiences, skills and certifications. They are the summary of your proficiency which sponsors assess to determine if you are worthy of an open grant.
Your academic CV must have the following qualities;
- Strength describing
An academic curriculum vitae is an evaluation instrument, you should make it tell your strength to the sponsor. Although while doing that, do not excessively hype your qualifications, it may be a mistake that will put you off consideration. For example, “I possess an unrelenting desire to conduct impactful researches”.
- Personal information (if asked).
Your name, contact, email and address should be provided in your curriculum vitae if you are asked to. The purpose of this include;
To contact you for updates.
- Nationality Eligibility check (some countries may be restrained from the scholarship)
- Academic Experiences
In case of a scholarship winner/beneficiary selection is based on merit, you must as well provide your qualifications and certifications. If it meets the sponsor’s benchmark for selection, you are just a second away from receiving the email confirming your winning. Example, “having completed my first degree with a first class honor, I furthered to barge a master’s degree in computer science”.
- Well organized
The neat and accurate your CV is, the more profound of it being perused by the sponsors. A rough and bad structured CV will be left unassessed, there are many applicants with comprehensive CV in line.
- Easy to comprehend
You should avoid using difficult grammars and complicated sentences when making your CV. It is best documented in official words with a simple format.
- Up-to-date documentation
An outdated qualification or certification that is not in demand anymore should be removed from your CV. It only gives your CV an outlook of dead feats.
How well do you know about the scholarship you are applying for? Make research and background check of a scholarship to know exactly what to write. You will be automatically declined if your CV is not meeting the requirements. You do not want to give a Medical impression for a military scholarship, right?
- Short and specific
It is not a long essay that narrates a story, it is an official evaluation document. Short and precise curriculum vitae have a higher chance of getting you a winning call.
Your language choice in writing a curriculum vitae must be the same with the destined sponsor. If not the same but eligible for translation. Do not make the mistake because you will be disqualified automatically.
These are some of the mistakes made in creating an academic scholarship CV;
- Long and imprecision.
- Adoption of complicated format.
- Uploading an unofficial passport (if required).
- Difficult choice of words.
Tips on Creating a Good Academic scholarship CV
- Avoid clichés (overused grammatical expressions). Example, “I will be glad if I am”, “I am a hardworking student”. Instead of these, rather use a more unique catchy phrases.
- Use the conventional font which is the Times New Roman Size 12. (Titles and subtitles excluded).
- Use a curriculum vitae simple format.
- Your academic merits such as qualification must be highlighted primarily.
- Make your career objectives known.
- Describe yourself in short.
That is for creating a good academic scholarship CV, stay with us while we bring to you how to create the perfect one for Job application.