THE FIVE ESSENTIAL FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESS IN LIFE.
Foundation# 1 is: Positive Directions
â€œPositive directionsâ€ means choosing directions that are most likely to lead us to the kind of life and lifestyle we want.
Foundation# 2 is: Education
There is a direct link between education and income, education and opportunity. We cannot â€œbeat this system.â€
â€œIf a man empties his wallet into his head, no one can take it from him.â€
Foundation# 3 is: Association
It means that we either hold ourselves back or improve ourselves based on the people(support group) we spend time with the most, because their values, ideas and directions are always influencing our own.
Foundation# 4 is: Beginning
Any job is better than no job.
Employment is better than unemployment.
To begin is to get into the game.
There is a certain process to success, an order of steps we have to go through.
Foundation# 5 is: Lifelong Learning
Many people have learned how to be taught, but have not learned to enjoy learning on their own.
In contrast, successful people are usually involved in â€œlifelong learning.â€
Guidelines for Writing Your CV
A well-produced CV can make all the difference when applying for a job
--Md. Shibli Shahriar, Assistant Professor, DIU
It can take a reader just 30 seconds to reach a decision about a CV. So when writing a CV, you should remember you have just half a minute to gain the readerâ€™s interest, leave a clear impression of professionalism and indicate the likely benefit to an employer of hiring you. To prepare a CV which is effective will take time and possibly several drafts. Layout, presentation and a choice of words which demonstrate both responsibility and achievement are vital components of any CV.
No matter how well your career background and skills match the needs of an employer, your efforts could fail if you make it difficult for the reader to take in the relevant information. As your message must register quickly, make the readerâ€™s task an easy one. Ensure that the print is well spaced and that the key information is displayed clearly.
The purpose of the CV is to generate interviews. Visually, you want your CV to have a positive effect, but it is also necessary for it to convince the reader that you are worth meeting. The style in which you present your CV is a matter of personal choice, but it is important that you use words which suggest an active and successful career.
People sometimes make the mistake of regarding a CV as a rewrite of their job description, which results in unnecessary jargon and detail. In addition, issues such as salary and reasons for leaving previous employers should not be included; they are best discussed at the first interview stage.
To sum up, you should pay attention to the following points before preparing your CV:
â€¢ A CV of a fresher or an inexperienced candidate should not be over one or two pages. A CV should be concise and you must omit irrelevant information.
â€¢ A CV projects an applicantâ€™s suitability for a job. Color papers or color print should not be used for this purpose. In case of highlighting any information, you can either bold, or italicize or underline it. Never bold and underline.
â€¢ Check spelling and grammatical mistakes in CV again and again. You can get it checked by somebody who can proofread.
â€¢ When applying for a particular job, you should customize your CV according to the job requirements. Your career objective should be according to the criteria mentioned in the job announcement. Give emphasis on the ways you can add value, so to say, contribute to the company you applied for.
â€¢ Avoid writing in First Person ("me" or "I").
â€¢ The best CVâ€™s describe experience using Action-Benefit statements, which describe an action you took in response to a challenge or opportunity, and explain how your action had a positive benefit for your company.
â€¢ Give the reader an idea of what you have done and achieved throughout your career, instead of focusing on the duties you were responsible for at your jobs done previously.
â€¢ Donâ€™t write only about your personal traits; instead describe how your values can suit the position you applied for.