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8 Common Mistakes Found in Professional CV/Resume

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A Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume is an essential ingredient for employment. As a job seeker, you must be very creative and attentive while drafting your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume gives an organization a deeper insight into who they are about to engage and if they meet the needed criteria.

Here are some of the common mistakes we have compiled for your consumption:

POOR ARRANGEMENTS:

The structural arrangement of your CV/Resume has to look inviting and attractive for the employer to read, but when we mean “attractive,” we don’t mean it should be colorful. What we mean here is that it should be organized and well-spaced, and the font chosen should be simple and not dramatic.

GRAMMATICAL ERRORS;

Much attention should be paid to the use of grammar in your CV/Resume. The spelling should be checked, and the construction of sentences should be correct to catch the employer’s attention. The words chosen should be simple for easy comprehension.

WRONG INFORMATION;

All the information in your CV/Resume should be correct, including personal details like age and occupational information like experience. Also, ensure cross-checking of all the data included. All supplied details must be factual to avoid confusing the employer.

PAYING TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO JOB DESCRIPTION;

Your CV/Resume should not just say why you fit into the job description but should show all your qualifications and experience. It should also talk about your impact and contributions to your previous work place.

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LENGTHINESS;

Your CV should be brief. It should be straightforward and understandable. A lengthy CV might discourage the employer from reading it and lead to omitting some important information.

WRONG FORMATTING;

From the font style you adopt to the font size, it should all look simple and far from ambiguous or confusing to the reader. Fonts like Calibri or Times New Roman are suggested, and if files are to be attached, they should be arranged properly.

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MISSING YEARS;

If there are spaces in the years of experience in your CV, it might lead to questions. If the years were used for specific training or traveling, it should be clearly stated to avoid giving the employer reasons to believe you lack experience or you are incompetent.

LACK OF SELF-APPRAISAL;

One of the biggest mistakes many people tend to make in their CV is not complementing themselves. You need to advertise yourself to the employer for them to know your worth, and this appraisal should align with your past experiences.

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