Avoid These Mistakes On Your CV
A CV helps shape the first impression an employer will have of you. Having mistakes will obviously harm your chances of being employed. We wrote this tutorial to help you.
CV MISTAKES TO AVOID
1 - IRRELEVANT INFORMATION
If It`s not related to the job, there`s no need to write it. It will only make your CV harder to read and use space.
2 - TOO VAGUE
If your CV can match 6 different types of job, you may need to restructure it. Different types of jobs require different skills. Make sure the ones you will use for the job you are applying are on yours.
3 - FORMAT
There are several tools that can write a CV, tools like Microsoft Office, Open Office and more. Each will portray a document with different formats. Make sure you save yours as a PDF as it`s always readable the same.
4 - NAME
Always place your name only at the top of the CV, on the 1st page. Contact details should be close.
5 - LENGTH
2 pages are sufficient for any CV.
6 - REFERENCES
Do not put these on your CV. These should be supplied only when requested by an employer. That way you protect the referee from unwanted emails and PPI calls.7 - 3RD PERSON
7 - 3RD PERSON
Always use 1st Person when writing about yourself in your CV. The use of 3rd person can make you look arrogant.
8 - THE TRUTH
Not being honest in your CV can lead to you being caught with the lie and effectively jeopardising your chances.
Always write the truth.
9 - SPELL CHECK
Always double or triple spell checks to avoid unwanted surprises. Use professional tools or friends to help you.
10 - PROFESSIONAL EMAIL ADDRESS
When you were 12 you may have set up a nice email address with the words "funny bunny". The one on your CV should look like that of a professional.
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