Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your CV
Creating a fantastic CV isn’t always easy, especially if you’re not sure what to include. However, with the right guidance and a little bit of effort, there’s no reason as to why you can’t create a CV that will impress potential employers. Here are five of the top CV mistakes to avoid:
- Spelling and Grammar Errors
Spelling, punctuation and grammar errors on a CV highlight that you didn’t take the time to proofread and check it before you sent it off. Not only does this show potential employers that you didn’t complete the task professionally, but it can also cause them to assume that you don’t care.
- Incorrect Contact Information
Without correct contact information, how is an employer going to contact you to schedule an interview? Including incorrect contact information is one of the easiest mistakes to make but it’s also one of the biggest things to avoid. Very few employers will go out of their way to find the right information and get in touch with you and you could miss out on an interview.
- Listing Duties Rather Than Accomplishments
When you’re providing information on past roles, make sure to list the things you accomplished and not what your daily duties where. Though it’s important to give a potential employer a rough idea of what the role entailed, it’s much more effective to highlight what you achieved rather than each and every duty you had.
- Not Going Into Enough Detail
Try to avoid not going into enough detail, especially when you’re giving information on a previous role. Though you won’t want to waffle on about each job, paragraph after paragraph, you need to give enough information so whoever is reading it can gain a good understanding of what the role was.
- Lies and False Information
Avoid lying or providing false information on your CV; not only is this deceitful, but the chances are you will be found out. If you don’t have exactly what a job requires, highlight your other experiences and how this could be a benefit.
When it comes to finding a new job, it can be tough. That’s why the team at Clarico Recruitment are on hand to help. Contact us today to find out more.