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Avoid CV Blunders to increase the chances of securing Jobs

Posted on 24.09.2013
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According to a survey, jobseekers spend minimal time on their CV and hence are hurting their chances of securing new employment.

Sending a generic CV to employers is the most common mistake.  A research by National Careers Service suggests tailoring CVs to a specific role could help. The research also suggests that 2/3rd of the people could not secure employment due to this reason.

More than 60% of advisers reveal that spelling mistakes were a common flaw.

Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service, said: "People know they are making mistakes, but they are not spending enough time on making sure their CV is fit for purpose. A CV is an applicant's shop window. With the right advice and support anyone can turn their CV from a careers void into a careers victory."

Some of the common mistakes according of the adviser are:
  • Lengthy CVs
  • CV in capital letters
  • Spelling name and current employer incorrectly
This report is based on 2,000 jobs seekers and approximately 200 career advisers from National Careers Service.

The following are some basic steps to improve CVs:
  • The email address you send CV from should be simple. Quirky CVs will not be taken seriously
  • Check for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes before sending your CV
  • Avoid common clichés such as "team player" and "results driven"
  • Tweak your CV to meet the requirements of the jobs specifications
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