Friday, Gamjobs organized a day skills building training for job seekers on
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and elevator writing held at the American corner at
Comium along Kairaba Avenue.
The event brought together over 30 participants from different areas and was taken through different steps of writing a good CV, and how to adapt a CV for different job positions.
Participants were also taken through confident building, making a good elevator speech and how to convince an interviewer. The chief executive officer of Gamjobs, Ebrima S. Dem, facilitated the training.
In his opening statement, Mr. Dem introduced Gamjobs services to the job seekers, including career orientation and CV evaluation. He also said Gamjobs is an online job finding platform through which employers search for top talents to hire. “In essence, they have a CV database of 2000 professionals that are qualified and ready to get job done,” he said.
He however lamented that the lack of CV writing skill among many Gambian applicants, especially young professionals has led to their unsuccessfulness in getting jobs. This he said reduces their access to job opportunities even though some maybe highly qualified.
Omar Jassey, marketing manager of Gamjobs said they have observed that several CVs sent to them by applicants do not meet minimum standards, saying the way some of them present their CV limits their chance of getting hired for the position they applied for.
Mr. Dem advised job seekers to invest time on their CVs and present them in a good way, saying this is important since CVs are only marketing tools they need to get them a job interview.
At the end of the training, participants were given evaluation forms to rate the event of which 83% agreed that the training has met their expectation and 89.7% believe that training would be useful in their job search.
Speaking on behalf of the trainees, Fatou Sallah thanked Gamjobs for the initiative, adding that it was useful and innovative. She recommended the training to be a continuous process and be extended to other job seekers especially those in the up country.