The 10 worst mistakes you can make on your CV

Monday 19 January 2015 09:20
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Employers spend an average of just 8.8 seconds reviewing each CV they receive, new research has found.

These are the top 10 CV faux pas that are likely to land applicants in the “no” pile, according to the survey of 500 employers...

1. Bad grammar

2. Spelling mistakes

3. Poor formatting

4. CV longer than two pages

5. Casual tone

6. Use of jargon

7. Unusual font style/size

8. Exam grades listed in full

9. Generic interests such as cooking and reading listed

10. Lack of activities relating to personal development

(Source: National Citizen Service)

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