common CV mistakes

Your common CV/Resume mistakes, and how to avoid them

common CV mistakes

Mistakes happen - we get it. But when it comes to your CV/Resume, you want to give yourself the best chance. Here are our four top tips to help you avoid them...

1) It's too hard to read

Don't overcomplicate it.

Easy to read is what everyone is looking for. When the employer is reading your CV/Resume, they are scanning for relevant information and how it can reflect on the role you are applying for. Bullet points are your best friend. It could also be worth getting a friend or family member to read it over for you too, a second pair of eyes is always helpful.

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2) Spelling or grammatical errors

First impressions are everything and a bad spelling mistake could leave a sour one.

Bad spelling or grammatical errors could result in the employer thinking you haven't taken the time or care to proof read before submitting.

Check out apps such as Grammarly to catch mistakes you might have missed!

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3) You don't need to list your whole history

Remember, it's your CV/Resume, not your life history.

Keeping your experience relevant will make your CV/Resume look more concise and suited for the role. It will also ensure that the right information is being read and nothing is missed.

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4) Not tailoring your CV/resume for the role

The employer wants to know how you'll be able to execute the role and what you've done previously to do this.

Use keywords that are in the job description throughout your CV/Resume.

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What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments...

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