Today we bring you part 4 of our CV Writing Course for Lawyers. Ensure you read the previous episodes of the course before reading this episode. We congratulate all those who were admitted into the Nigerian Bar on 20th October, 2015. We want to say welcome to the Bar with the post “The New Wig and his B.L Certificate”.
Enjoy the rest of the post.
Areas of Interest
“Areas of Interest” is one knotty element I see in many CVs. I deliberately avoided including that in the earlier parts of this course because, I don’t recommend including that in CVs.
You thought our CV Class ended with just CV Writing Course for Lawyers Part 1 and 2? Nah! We only covered about 90% of what is required for the perfect CV. You think that’s enough? Well the remaining 10% matters a lot and could make the difference in whether your CV makes the cut or not.
At this point, if you have not read our earlier posts on this, reading this might be putting the cart before the horse. Furthermore, if you don’t have a CV drawn up already incorporating all that has been written, then please do.
Did you just say shoot? Ok here we go!
So, we bring you the second segment of our CV writing course. Sit back and enjoy!
Very important. Do you have any publications in the newspapers, journals, online on any field or subject in any field of law, politics or the economy?
Blast your CV real good with that. Don’t scratch your head ‘cos you have one. Your LLB project or long essay will do. If you have other publications then wink at me and tell yourself “My CV is gonna rock!”
Phew! Sighs! Sweating from dodging your bullets! Ok folks, my hands are in the air, I apologise. After AGC, I disappeared from the radar. Thanks for all your messages and concern. I am fine and safe. We were working on an upgrade of this site to serve you better. Though we are yet to conclude we still intend to continue posting. So we bring you another great post and promise never to run off without any notice. So please keep your gun powders dry and enjoy this CV writing course treatise that shall run in episodes. Am glad to be back!
A good CV is the one that gets you an invitation to a job test or interview! The best CV gets you the job. A CV is like an advert, and like the advert practitioners would say, “a good ad is the one that sells”. A CV that can’t fetch you at least an invitation for a job interview is like they say in local parlance, serious bad market.
Day 5 was the bomb!
We began with an interactive session with the national executives of the NBA. This was an avenue to iron out any grievances members may have before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that would be held on Thursday, 27th August 2015.
#1 The Political Gladiators
There was a gathering of political heavyweights. Ex-governors Donald Duke, Liyel Imoke, Babatunde Fashola, Godswill Akpabio and present governors of Bauchi, Plateau, Sokoto and representatives of Bayelsa and Rivers State governors were also present.
The IGP was present in a dashing suit! The Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives were represented.
There was presence of security officials but not as much as that of Day 4. Though the Vice President was around, security was relaxed around the venue. Thorough searches were conducted for dangerous weapons and people without tags turned away except they have any evidence to identify themselves as delegates such as tellers or receipts of payments. Handwritten name tags were also used.
My sister-in-law dropped me off at the ICC some minutes to 9 am on the 4th day of the conference. Security was still very tight with a combination of DSS, Mobile Police Officers, Soldiers and officers of the Civil Defence Corp manning the gates.
The security officers were however more friendly as they threw a cheerful hello to anyone who looked in their direction. As usual, bags were searched while delegates passed through metal detectors for bombs and other dangerous weapons.
#1 Presidential Movement
Security at the ICC was so tight. A combination of DSS, Police, Army and Civil Defence Officers manned all areas surrounding the vicinity of the ICC. The arrival of State House Security Operatives tightened the security leash. I was denied entry at first. “We cannot afford a security breach” the State House Security Operative told me. The connecting gate from the ICC to NICON was sealed and thus we had to do almost a 60 degrees walk to NICON. However, the security operatives were very civil. Despite that, fear no gree me take pictures of them oh.