Phebean Amusan: “Who CV Epp??”

Phebean Amusan: “Who CV Epp??”

‘Who CV Epp?’ Is a conversational articulation that signifies ‘who has profited by composing or submitting CV for work?’

Two or three days back, I saw a supported advert on Facebook on CV Writing and the reactions from individuals were humorous and intriguing.

A portion of the remarks are;

 ‘Forget CV, realizing somebody is the genuine deal’

‘CV is exaggerated, I can find a new line of work without CV’

‘I can’t burn through my time composing CV when I can find a new line of work without it’

‘Employers give occupations just to the individuals they know’

“Who CV Epp??” 

As much provocative as these remarks may appear, we would all be able to relate with some of them and comprehend they are a result of sheer disillusionments and dissatisfactions.

These are drop out from months and long stretches of purposeless endeavors in work chasing, going after various positions, submitting CVs and Cover Letters without as meager as an affirmation mail from spotters not to mention a welcome for meet.

What’s more, when you are sufficiently fortunate to be welcomed for meet, the procuring organization may choose to stay incommunicado thereafter and the cycle starts once more.

This experience has made some employment searchers lose confidence in the reasonableness of finding a new line of work through legitimacy, with no surprises.

Be that as it may, does that mean we ought to disregard composing our CVs and making it serious? Would it be advisable for us to leave to destiny and quit going after positions altogether?

Or on the other hand would it be advisable for us to simply sit by the telephone hanging tight for a call from a far off uncle or auntie who has guaranteed us a vocation since our first grade? Or on the other hand better despite everything, would it be a good idea for us to trust that acquittance with associations will assist us with landing the position, despite the job or to what extent it takes?

Try not to misunderstand me.

Individuals land positions through referrals or through an acquittance that knows somebody who knows somebody that can start the ball rolling in a good direction for them and assist them with nailing their fantasy employments.

Be that as it may, normal!

We should be honest to ourselves, can we completely state that everybody that is productively utilized lands the position by knowing someone or by having a contact in the organization?? Nah!

On the off chance that your requests for employment are not fruitful, at that point a ton of different variables could have been dependable and not really in view of a degenerate framework or on the grounds that you don’t have a contact that can support you.

At the point when organizations reveal their items and administrations, they take part in a few go-to advertise systems, running diverse promotions and adverts, to get the item/administrations to exchange accomplices and in the long run to end purchaser.

At the point when a couple of potential client won’t belittle these administrations or items, the organization won’t close shop or quit promoting yet will rather get purchaser knowledge/criticism and work on their items to address shoppers’ issues.

We should bring it back home.

What are your CV ‘go-to advertise’ methodologies? How would you plan to pull in spotters?

A delicate update; CV is as yet one of the primary reports required by a potential boss. It resembles an advertising instrument that candidates use to exhibit their fits for roles. It can likewise be compared to a mission statement or letter of goal indicating potential bosses the qualities the candidate can add to the association, whenever enlisted.

Each business needs to know what a candidate brings to the table and if your CV can’t persuade that you can carry out the responsibility, for what reason would they trouble to call you for meet?

In this way, if your CV isn’t giving you a possibility at talk with, why not consider different variables that could be capable…

Is it accurate to say that you are applying for jobs you are equipped for? It is safe to say that you are simply applying to each accessible opening? Do you meet the prerequisites of the occupations? Do you comprehend the application methods and directions?

Does your CV grandstand your past achievements or is it only a rundown of your activity duties? Does your CV speak to your present abilities and does it viably convey your future possibilities? Does your CV coordinate the activity necessities of the publicized position?

These are the issues that need genuine and fair reaction from each candidate.

Peradventure, you meet the activity prerequisites and you are still not shortlisted for meet, if it’s not too much trouble take your administration (CV) somewhere else, until you locate a willing manager that puts stock in your capacity to enhance the association.

Try not to be misled, individuals are landing positions inside and outside the nation not on the grounds that they have ‘an insider’ in the organization yet essentially by presenting their CVs, scaling through application procedure and performing admirably during meeting or by the selection representative discovering them fit for the job.

Don’t simply surrender. Try not to accuse the framework. Get going. Volunteer. Update your insight and aptitudes. Increase the value of yourself. Increase the value of your present manager (on the off chance that you have one).

Notwithstanding, on the off chance that you are persuaded that you can’t find a new line of work without referrals, at that point hone your systems administration aptitudes and relate more with individuals go to courses, workshops, symposiums, preparing, etc.

Or then again better despite everything, chip away at your advertising apparatus CV. So that, when you are in the long run ‘alluded for an occupation’ you can expand your odds of being enlisted by introducing a serious CV.

We have to have a difference in direction and assume liability for our vocation advancement.

In the event that you need tips on the best way to make your CV alluring and serious. If it’s not too much trouble check this article.


Composed by: Phebean Amusan

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Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria( and also a Strategic HR Business Partner of a leading tech firm. She's a certified HR Professional with a mix of Generalist and Specialist Experience who supports the business to achieve it's goals through the people. Her strengths are in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Development and Employer Branding. Her social initiative, CareerLife Foundation solving UN SDG Goal 8 is aimed at reducing unemployment by helping graduates and professionals become Employable and accelerate their career growth. With various awards won both locally and globally, her vision is to help millions of youths achieve measurable success in their career. Yewande holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and has a Practitioners License to practice HR in Nigeria. She's the Convener of the Employability Fitness Program, an initiative aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview Phobia and the barriers in Recruitment process through mentoring. She is a public speaker and has been featured on various media platforms including: BellaNaija, SheLeadsAfrica, GuardianWoman, Women of Rubies etc Some of her recognitions include: Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa by The Workbooth Magazine and also a the top 10 Platinum members of Career Influencers. Top 150 Global HR Influencer by Social Micole. Top 100 Career Women in Nigeria by 9to5Chick Top 30 Leading Women in HR by Worden HCD You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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