Common Mistakes in CV writing
Use the checklist below to ensure you don’t make them too!
- Spelling mistakes and Incorrect use of Grammar
- Using American English when applying for English companies
- Inconsistent use of style and fonts
- Using first person language “I did...”
- Cut and pasting Job descriptions
- Generalisations such as “Great at problem solving”, but not demonstrating how this was applied with a practical example
- Never lie on a CV, you will be caught out and your reputation is at stake
- No logic to the flow of the CV. Sometimes, people put important information at the bottom of each role and hope that someone will read through it to the end.
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