Workshop held on “CV Writing and Job Interview"
World School of
Business organized a workshop on “CV
Writing and Job Interview” on 4th February, 2020 (Tuesday) in
the city campus of World University of Bangladesh.
The key resource person
of the workshop was Mr. M. Abdullah Al Mamun, PhD Fellow, Dept. of Management
& Marketing, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, Founder Director at
HR Club Bangladesh Limited, Life Fellow & Ex-Joint Secretary at Bangladesh
Society for Human Resources Management, and Professional Member at Society for
Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The other resource
persons were Mr. Mahbub Amin Nahiyan, President at Federation of Hospitality,
Tourism & Event Management, President at Bangladesh Debate Warriors, and
Sagar Khalasi, Community Program Manager, Kormo of Google.
Mr. M. Abdullah Al
Mamun informed the audience that CV/Resume should be written according to the
requirement of a job circular. He showed the contents of Resume or CV to the
students. Students should add formal email address and minimum two contact
numbers in the CV. The possible contents of CV are Career Objective, Date of
Birth, Education (the last one should be written first), Project Works,
Experiences/ Internship/ Part-Time Job, Training/Seminar/Workshop, Special
Interests/Extracurricular Activities/Co-Curricular Activities/ Service
Activities, Computer Skills, Language Skills, Personal Information, Special
Results, Special Achievements, Minimum Two References, Signature with date, etc.
He informed some important points which should be remembered while writing CV
or Resume. Those are: The candidates have to give clue in the CV or Resume for
asking questions during interview, Generally HR manager checks the CV only
20-30 seconds, CV or Resume should be 2-3 pages, Major information should be on
the first page, Don’t photocopy or re-print the CV or Resume, Don’t take
computer print of the picture.
After showing CV or
Resume format, Mr. Mamun discussed about Job Interview. He instructed to avoid
common mistakes in interview: Dressing inappropriately, Arriving late, Bringing
a drink with you, Using your phone during the interview, Not knowing anything
about the company, Fuzzy resume facts, Not paying attention, Talking too much,
Not being prepared to answer questions, Badmouthing about past employers.
He also informed about
10 interview skills that will help in getting hired: 1. Preparation, 2.
Punctuality, 3. Thinking before speaking, 4. Speaking clearly, cohesively, and
calmly, 5. Being confident, not arrogant, 6. Listening attentively, 7.
Expressing optimism, with words and body language, 8. Showing interest without
desperation, 9. Knowing more than your elevator pitch, and 10. Expressing
He informed the top 10
interview questions: 1. Tell about yourself, 2. What is your greatest strength?
3. What is your greatest weakness? 4. Why should we hire you? 5. How do you
handle stress and pressure? 6. Describe a difficult works situation/project and
how did you overcome it? 7. What are your goals for the future? 8. Why do you
want this job? 9. What are your salary expectations? 10. Do you have any
05 February, 2020