CV Arrangement for Academic or Non-Academic Positions -

CV Arrangement for Academic or Non-Academic Positions

When I dropped you 3 steps to design a widely acceptable CV/Resume Using Microsoft Word, people returned to thank me for that. I was quick to spot some errors on job seekers’ CVs which I couldn’t but put to light as well. There, I said, "number 7 would surprise you". Weren't you surprised really?

If you haven't read them, take a moment to go through the posts linked above.

Now, by popular request, some readers demanded to have clues on how to prepare and design CVs when going out to chase academic positions such as the post of lecturers, or non-academic staff such as school bursar, account officer, office assistant, etc.

As a matter of fact, academic and non-academic position adverts are usually different from other vacancies being advertised by companies from other industries such as manufacturing, banking, information technology, etc.

RecommendedTop-Up Degree or Direct Entry, Which is Better?

Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education are categorized here. Their CV templates are usually different. Below is the standard your CV has to follow for such jobs.

Before then, let’s take some important details seriously.

Don’t forget errors on CVs are one of the setbacks depriving job seekers. Yet, most are not aware of this cankerworm. Take time to read the post I linked above to get this in detail.

Don’t also forget that I had earlier recommended that, CV doesn’t have to be static, especially the career objective part. You have to tailor the content of your resume to a particular company/business you are chasing at the moment. Don’t use the same CV for all positions and companies.

This now takes us to the design of CVs for job searching at a University, Polytechnic, or College of Education.

RecommendedNYSC Certificates: 11 Answers to Pressing Questions

Order of Items/Headings that Must Be Included in Academic and Non-Academic CVs

  1. Name (Surname first in CAPITAL)
  2. Date and Place of Birth
  3. Nationality
  4. Pate of Origin/LGA (If Nigerian)
  5. Permanent Home/Contact Address
  6. Current Postal Address
  7. Phone/GSM No
  8. Marital Status
  9. Number & Ages of Children
  10. Name & Address of Next of Kin
  11. Telephone No and E-Mail Address of Next of Kin
  12. Present Position/Date
  13. Date of Confirmation of Present/ Current Appointment
  14. Institutions Attended with Dates
  15. Academic Qualifications with Dates
  16. Work Experience with Dates
  17. Journal Publications with Dates
  18. Research Interest and Activities
  19. Workshops/Conferences/Seminars Attended with Dates
  20. Workshops/Conferences/Seminars Papers Presented
  21. Other Activities Outside Current Employment
  22. Membership in Professional Bodies
  23. Extra-Curricular Activities
  24. Names, Address, Telephone No, and E-Mail of Three (3) Referees
  25. Date of Availability for Duty
  26. Signature and Date

  1. Most adverts for positions in a school will detail exactly these or more/less.
  2. Each of the lines above can be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.) or otherwise. Stick to the requirements as detailed in the advert.
  3. Times New Roman is the widely accepted font appropriate for this type of CV
  4. Academic and non-academic positions usually require REFEREES from a candidate’s field of studies such as project supervisor, instructor, etc. This is because these people may be contacted or be required to send a report about you.
  5. You will find this post on how to convert your CV to PDF useful if need be. It may be required if the application is through the internet rather than the submission of hard copies of your credentials.

NEED a guide, update, or answer on something? You can spend just #500 to get professional answers and guides. Click here to request Mr. Techie's INSTANT REPLY

HELP SOMEONE:  People would appreciate it if you could just share this post with them on FacebookTwitterWhatsApp, etc. Use the share icons below for your convenience.

Best Related Posts

  1. Can I Get NYSC Certificate Without Serving?
  2. Can I Get a Job Without NYSC Certificate? Where You Can or Can’t Work Without Serving
  3. After NYSC What Next? MSC/Job Search or Business (Self-Employment)
  4. What to do Before NYSC: 3 Ways to Prepare for Life After Graduation
  5. 4 Unique Profitable Businesses (Ideas) To Start After NYSC (With Little or No Capital)
  6. Own a Business vs Job? Which One Is The Best? (Expert Views)
  7. 21 Highest Paying Companies in Nigeria
  8. What are the Highest-Paying Jobs in Nigeria?
  9. Can I Include References on My CV (Resume)?

1 comment:

Just type your comment and post it. It will not appear until it is checked by admins. Check back to see your comment live.

If you want an immediate reply, you can request a reply @ #1000 through WhatsApp only at (08065152292). No call, please!

Techie BEC Konsult 7:54 PM (0 minutes ago) to me