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Writing a CV as a fresh graduate in Kenya can be quite difficult especially since you probably don’t have any experience to include in the CV. However, this does not mean that you cannot come up with a CV that helps you get a job.
“Employers everywhere require CVs when applying for jobs even when it is intern positions, so as a fresh graduate in Kenya you need to know how to write a CV,” says Muthoni Ndegwa a Recruitment Manager at Corporate Staffing Services.
According to Margaret Komora, a professional CV writer, a CV generally contains six very important sections. These sections include the Contact information, personal profile, the education, the key skills, the work experience and the referees.
As a fresh graduate, you probably don’t have much to put in the experience section. However, this is where you can include your attachment or any internship positions you have held. You can also add any volunteering work if you have done any.
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So How Should You Go About Writing Your CV?

1. Use the Job Description as a Guide
Your CV should make the employer see that you are the best candidate for the position. This means that you should use the keywords in the job description in your CV as well. For example, if the ad requires that the ideal candidate is an ‘excellent team leader’, find a way to show your leadership skills in your CV.
2. Highlight Your Transferable Skills
Since you don’t have a lot of experience, your skills are your selling point. These are skills that you have gained either during your attachment or in school. For example, completing essays and coursework requires planning. You can also use the job description to see what skills the job requires and try to show that you posses them.
Don’t Lie
This can never be emphasized enough, you should never under any circumstances lie about your work experience in you CV. This is a bad career move that will haunt you when found out.
Eventually your lie will be discovered and it will destroy any credibility you have and will lead to you being blacklisted.
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Here is the Best CV sample for fresh graduates in Kenya

Tom Kinyua
P.O Box 100, Nairobi
Tel: 0700 000 000
A highly motivated recent Human Resource Graduate presently looking for a graduate or trainee position with a rewarding company. I am seeking to acquire a Human Resources Position that will afford me an opportunity to utilize my skills in a business environment.
Personal Details:
Date of Birth: 3rd June 1994
Languages: Fluent in English & Swahili
Education and Professional Qualification:
Diploma in Human Resource Management, XYZ College, 2013-2015
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, ABC Secondary School, 2009-2012
Key Professional Skills And Competencies Acquired While Studying:

  • Excellent knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labour relations and negotiation and personnel information systems, business and management principles
  • Strong ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing and to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Extensive knowledge in employee relations
  • Good administration and report writing skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with people at all levels
  • Well versed in Computer Packages Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, Internet

Work Experience:
Recruitment Attachment;
ABC Company, February 2016-August 2016;
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Short listing suitable candidates based on provided job description
  • Assist the Recruitment manager with scheduling and coordinating interviews
  • Understand all HR processes and continually seek opportunities for improvement.
  • Report writing and report generation

Please feel free to contact the under mentioned in regard to my competence, work ethic, performance and / or any other aspect with respect to me:
Peter James
HR Manager
ABC Company
Tel: 0700 000 000
Jane Joyce
HR project Supervisor
XYZ college
Tel: 0700 000 000
Charles Job
HR-Club Patron
XYZ college
Tel: 0700 000 000
In Conclusion,
Just because you don’t have any experience doesn’t mean that you should not have a well written Curriculum Vitae. If you would like to have your CV professionally done, contact