I think it all depends on who is looking at your CV and what he or she believes your CV should look like. My advise is to keep it simple and communicate your strength and achievements.
A good grade out of school will place you on high pedestal such that you don’t need to struggle too much to get some opportunities. Please go for it. If you ask me, I would say after school is school. For the ambitious ones that have put in their best, after school:
(1) look for scholarship opportunities to study abroad
(2) look for job opportunities available for you around
Below are 7 reasons your CV isn’t getting you those interviews you so desperately needed.
This should be a guideline in making your CV professional.
1. Please be mindful of your own address. Unless you stay close enough to the company location, Do not add, If for example, you apply to a company in AA and your address states MN(very far from the company), you just reduced your chances if you add your address. Email and phone number is enough. nevertheless based on personal experience, I’ll simply say that the format you decide to adopt is acceptable to some HR /Recruiter and not acceptable to others. I’ve removed and added my address like 3 or 4 times based on recommendations and feedback. A recruiter once called me to add my address and resend my CV.
2. Date of birth, state of origin, gender, nationality, 1st or last born status – all these may not matter at all.
3. Personal objective, career summary, and all that crap. Watch it, many may never read them. Could just be waste of space. However, some school of thought opined that in a sentence or two, one can “succinctly” state who he/she is, what position he/she wants and how would the firm benefit from him/her. CV is the summary of your career. Not a statement. I also had one on my CV for a long time till I started reviewing CVs myself. No one reads it. If you must hype yourself a bit, please sincerely do all that in a 10 word or less pitch of yourself.
4. Unless expressly stated, remove those references. They don’t add anything to your CV.