Editorial comment

2016-02-26 06:00

WE have received a lot of CVs after advertising for the position of a journalist in this newspaper. That should be good, but unfortunately it is not.

We received around 30 CVs but only four applications. There is a very big difference between sending a CV and applying for an advertised position and that is what the majority of people did.

Emailing a CV that has no application letter is not the proper way of applying and the person you are sending the CV to has no way of knowing why they are receiving it.

The sad part is that many of these CVs received are of highly qualified and experienced individuals who are probably going through life wondering why they are never called for interviews.

Journalism is a specialised field. To prove you are a good journalist starts with proving that you can carry out simple tasks and instructions, some of which were taught to you in high school. This includes showing you know how to properly apply for a job.

We wish our readers a good weekend and we will be introducing our new journalist soon.

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