Saturday, May 23, 2020

UGANDA: Dear Graduate, What is Next? - Your one page CV

Here comes another One Page CV. Please keep in mind that I am not looking for a job. Do not offer me a job. I just redid my CV one page to help Ugandan graduates know that one can have a one page CV. The world is too busy to read your 9 page CV. You will notice that in my CV, I mention dates and that means I could be discriminated against by age. However, one can eliminate the dates and just mention their skills with no dates to avoid sallow discrimination.

It is important that you remember that all the information you provide can be verified off the Internet.  Consequently, even if you do not provide the dates of when you got your degree or when you worked for the companies you mention, a keen recruiter will find that information with just a click of a button. MLN

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
Skype: mlnangalama, Twitter / Instagram / Snapchat @mlnangalama
WhatsApp / Mobile: +15068716371

SKILLS: Do it once and do it right.  I work with Best Business Practices, Accountability and Transparency.

2013 – Current – Ugandan activist for social justice
2015 – Current – Writer and Editor for tabloids in Uganda and an Opinion Contributor

2013 – Current – Blogger on AND I own both blogs and have several writers but I am the only editor and publisher on both blogs.

2004 – Current: Staff (Senior) Infrastructure Analyst for EMIT - Exxonmobil Information Technology, Business Support Centre Canada

1995 – 2004 – Project Manager, Job Migration Leader, Senior Programmer Analyst, Programmer Analyst
Imperial Oil Ltd., Information Technology Department, Canada

1989 – 1995 – Computer Advisor at University of Toronto Faculty of Information as well as Trent University Computer Department.

Summer jobs and part time jobs during school:
Marriott Corporation of Canada (Trent University), Banquet, Catering and Banquets; Student Manager)

MTCVA (Metropolitan Toronto Convention and Visitors' Association) – Visitor Information Advisor
Ontario Place (now Molson Centre) – Visitor Information Advisor, Cashier and Park Attendant

Masters degree in Information Science, University of Toronto, Canada. This degree has recently been replaced with Masters of Information. My research publication was about Computer Privacy and my research supervisor / co-author is Dr. Andrew Clement.

Bachelors of Business Administration / Computers, Trent University, Canada. Trent University's Business Faculty has plaques of me being an Honour student for years running.

IB, UWC Lester B. Pearson College, Canada

JA teacher of ESIS (Junior Achievement; Economics Of Staying In School)
Community Business Advisor as well as volunteering with various NGOs using Best Business Practices I learned at Imperial Oil Ltd and ExxonMobil.
Business Plan Advisor for one of the biggest prisons in Texas, USA, drawing on my previous volunteer work.


REFERENCES available upon request.
List all work and education in descending order starting with the most recent.

Just keep it simple. State Skills is not about education or things like that. State your philosophy. Then list work experience and only highlighting job title. Most people know what you do in those jobs.

Then education.

Volunteer or Community can even be eliminated but if you add it, ensure that it shows SERVICE and TEAM.

Then the references (not referees), we must contact them first and warn them or beg them about what we are applying for and ask for their permission before we provide them as a reference.

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