This message is for people that see a job advert that they don’t qualify for but because they saw one of my post that says they should tailor their CV’s, they decide to do this.

Members of the Jury, what do you observe with an excerpt of a candidate’s CV?

Post Held: Logistics Personnel

Job Description:

  • Business development Personnel
  • Inter-Company Liason officer
  • Documentations, Records and Organisation of Developments
  • Organizing meetings between the manager and clients.


The candidate basically just changed the job title of a role he was probably like P.A or Admin Officer. Please let’s be guided in this. I always advice candidates NEVER to lie on their CV, if it doesn’t backfire immediately. It eventually will backfire.

Tweaking your CV for a specific job role is not lying rather, focus more on the relevant experience you have which is related to the role and remove the irrelevant ones that’s not needed.

It’s about putting your best foot forward and not an inexistent foot. Please don’t appear clueless by putting tasks that are not related to the role, best is not to apply for a role you know you are not qualified. I believe in miracles but please be realistic.

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Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(www.careerlife.com.ng), a Certified HR Professional and an Employability coach. CareerLife Nigeria is a social initiative aimed at reducing unemployment by providing people with the right career related information and Coaching. Yewande is passionate about People Development, Recruitment, Employability and Career Coaching. Through personal coaching, published articles and speaking engagements, she has helped hundreds of young professionals become more employable and gain employment. You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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