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Getting to the GMA Shortlist

Your CV is the first contact that Global Media Alliance will have with you as a potential employee, therefore it is important to make a good impression in order to get to the shortlist.

The following are some tips that you should consider before applying:

  • 3 page CV maximum; Human Resource department go through a lot of CVs therefore it is important to ensure that you can sell yourself as first glance. Keep your CV simple, short and sweet! Do not have a wall of text in your CV; summaries facts briefly using bullet points or any other preferred option.
  • Customize don’t generalize; If you're interested in a job; make sure that your competencies, skills and previous work experience and achievements are mapped out against the job description. This way, you sell yourself based on what the employer is looking for. This shows that you are committed and interested in the job. 
  • 1 page cover letter; It is important to include a cover letter specific to the job together with your CV, failing to include a cover letter instantly shows lack of interest. A cover letter is your opportunity to tell the HR who you are, what you stand for and why you want to work with GMA. It is therefore important to make sure it outlines what the job asked for and how you meet it, not just what you think you bring to the role.
  • Use basic up-to-date contact details; Your name, email, addresses and phone number is enough. Other details such as health status, blood group, and marital status are not required, unless it is specified in the job advertisement. It is important to note that having a professional email address goes a long way in selling yourself; email addresses such as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. show lack of seriousness; keep it simple, first and last name e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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