Students Advised To Let Their CVs Reflect Who They Are

by | Mar 3, 2017 | Education | 0 comments

It is imperative to “let your CV be you”. This is an advice to students by a panel of interviewers at this year’s Corporate Icon organised by the Careers and Counseling Centre at the University of Ghana.

The two panelists; one from MTN Ghana and Wilmar Africa Ltd advised students who participated in a Mock Interview and all students present to prepare CVs that reflect who they truly are, so that when questions are asked based on the information they presented on their CVs at interviews, they will not be found wanting.

“Depending on who is interviewing you, it can be formal or informal so you should be ready for anything because whatever response you give is what will direct the interview sometimes so learn how to comport yourself, take the questions and be smart about them and speak clearly and audibly, and put up scenarios because if you tell me that you are action oriented, sitting down I cannot judge you by what you are saying, give me a scenario on which I can base my judgment on,” the panelist from MTN Ghana told the students.

This, according to them, is the surest way of succeeding at interviews.

The corporate icon, a mock interview sessions offered rare opportunity to students to get feedback from experienced professionals, get their CVs corrected and also an opportunity to get hired. to be hired.

The Career Week 2017 themed, “Own Your Career; Don’t Dream It, Be It” started with an Intentional Day on Tuesday 28th February, 2017. As part of activities, a three-day Career Fair is running near the Athletic Oval on Legon campus.

The 2017 Career Fair is to help students find out more about what is going on in the working world, to explore different fields and career paths and to develop network of contacts for future use.

The University of Ghana Careers and Counseling Centre was set up to provide students and staff of the university with the opportunity to receive support from trained professionals about their personal, educational and career goals. The main aim is to assist students in formulating and achieving personal, education and career goals.

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