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Zola Maphil

Curriculum Vitae

Zola Maphila shares her recipe on how to master your CV.

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Zola Maphila is a strategic career consultant and CV/resume writer, better known as The Real CV Guru. Her business is focused on helping leaders to level up and land their dream jobs. Zola teaches her clients how to strategise and capitalise on emerging job opportunities in order to penetrate today’s competitive job market. She does this through a rich service offering which includes interview and career coaching, social media infographics, resume, cover/motivational letter and LinkedIn profile optimisations.


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About This Recipe


Your CV is the first impression prospective employers get of you. It's what gets you to that interview and, ultimately, into that job. It's a very important part of your portfolio and needs to be tailored with strategy and intent. Zola Maphila, a career strategist aptly nicknamed 'The Real CV Guru', unpacks the makings of an excellent curriculum vitae.

What You'll Learn


Zola Maphila, Career Strategist and Talent Partner, has helped job seekers, professionals and industry leaders within the African region, across various industries, professions and career levels, to secure quality employment, change industries and get promoted to mid-to-senior level positions.

Far from the formulaic format of the past, CVs are now tailored to specific jobs and industries, with information omitted or included according to the requirements of the job description in question. In this recipe, you will learn how to build the ultimate CV that is relevant, grabs attention and accelerate your job search strategy.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


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