WHY A CURRENT CV IS NEEDED FOR YOUR APPLICATION
One of the prerequisites for your admission procedure is a CV, and it needs to be up to date. As a result, you must submit a CV with current information about yourself as a prospective student.
You must be wondering why an up-to-date CV is required for admission. Let’s look at this scenario, then.
Ola has decided to study abroad and has decided to attend one of the Universities in the UK for the May intake.
He comes to us for assistance with his admissions process; we inform him that he is submitting his application at the last minute and advise him to send in his documents as soon as possible. We give him the list of admission requirements for studying at the University. An international passport, official transcript, degree certificate, WAEC/NECO, personal statement, updated CV, and reference letter are all required.
He provides all of these documents, but due to time constraints, he was unable to update his CV with current information about himself, such as filling in the years of gap in his CV (which is updating his work history) and ensuring that the contact information provided is accurate.
His application is completed with the help of the contact information on his CV, and his documents are submitted.
When the admissions officers at the University receive his documents, they look at his passport as proof of his nationality, his transcript and degree certificate as proof of his educational background, his WAEC as proof of his English proficiency, his personal statement as proof of his intentions to study at the University, his references as proof of his character and past performance, and they are unimpressed.Ola graduated from university in 2012, and according to his CV, he worked at ABC industry between 2016 and2017, and he is currently working at XYZ Ltd since 2020.
His offer letter is sent to the provided email address, and our agency’s email address is copied in the mail. We contacted him to inform him of his offer and instructed him to check his mailbox for the offer letter, but he did not receive it. We then realize that the email address on the CV was incorrect.
Ola immediately presents the updated CV, and he will, thankfully, be able to meet with the intake.
DISADVANTAGES OF PROVIDING A CV THAT IS NOT UP-TO-DATE
Providing a CV that is not up-to-date can lead to getting a conditional offer or even completely missing out on your opportunity to study abroad. We have had cases of clients whose contact details (both the email address and phone number) were wrong.
To avoid being a victim of such situations, you must provide a CV containing updated information about yourself for your admission process. You should know that your CV is one of your selling points to the University as to why you should be accepted.
Another lesson learnt from this scenario is the importance of doing an early application, keep in mind that you may not be as lucky as Ade.
Start your admission process early and provide all the necessary documents.
Do not forget to present an up-to-date- CV.
Reach out to us if you need more details on the importance of providing an up-to-date CV.
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