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Poor CV preparation cited as major cause of unemployment

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Dr. Douglas Adjepong, Founder and President of Leadership and Mentoring Academy (LMA), a leadership training academy, on Tuesday attributed the high rate of unemployment in the country to poor Curriculum Vitae (CV) preparation by job seekers.

He therefore appealed to graduates to endeavour to write good curriculum vitae in order to communicate appropriately to prospective employers.

“Nowadays most of the youth go through a lot in securing jobs not because they are not competent but because of some petty challenges such as the writing of impressive CVs”, he explained.

Dr. Adjepong was addressing participants at a seminar organised by LMA on leadership for 200 graduates from tertiary institutions in Accra.

He urged the graduates to let their CVs speak for them.

The participants from the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, Central University and Regent University, were educated on the rudiments of work interviews, writing of impressive curriculum vitae, and how to get jobs and keep them.

Dr. Adjepong noted that since its establishment in 2009, LMA had trained about 1,500 people from the various corporate bodies and individuals in the country.

Some of the beneficiary institutions include Standard Chartered Bank, AmalBank, The National Theatre, Sunlodge Hotel, Beige Capital, a financial institution and Module Group, an architectural company.

He expressed concern about Ghana’s over dependence on foreigners to the detriment of the youth in the country.

Madam Dzifa Glikpoe, Artistic Director of National Theatre, appealed to the graduates not to shun theatre since it had a lot to offer the nation.

“Theatre is a very powerful tool for communication because there are certain messages that can best be sent across by means of drama”, she added.

Madam Glikpoe commended authorities of University of Ghana for introducing a course in Theatre in Development to highlight challenges faced in the communities.

Source: GNA

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