These CV mistakes could be putting recruiters off processing your job application

These CV mistakes could be putting recruiters off processing your job application



Small mistakes on your CV could risk your chances of getting a potential job opportunity.

Many CV’s are found to include unrelated skills, irrelevant information and spelling mistakes. These are pushing firms to almost breaking point!

This survey which surveyed recruiters on their CV pet peers, revealed the top 10 areas which will put most recruiters off a potential candidate straight away:

Spelling mistakes– 71 %, being massively under-qualified for the role– 62.6 %

Lists of unrelated skills– 40.6 %, Too many jobs over a short period of time– 22.6 %

A CV that is more than two pages long– 16.1 %, A picture– 14.2 %

A CV littered with buzzwords– 12.9 %, A CV that is ‘too creative’– 12.9 %

No cover letter, even when the application needs one– 7.1 %

No social media presence– 1.9 %

Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library, Lee Biggins, has said: “It can be all too easy to fire out a generic CV, and unfortunately, many candidates do not understand the importance of tweaking their profile for each different role they apply for.

The job market is extremely competitive right now, and if job hunters want to stand-out from the crowd, they need to consider the recruiter scanning through their CV at the other end, and think about how their skills and experience will be viewed

Biggins continues to say: “We often find that candidates will try to come across in a professional manner by using jargon or unnecessarily big words, when really, we just want to know what they’ve worked on previously and what they can bring to the table for their next role.

While all recruitment professionals will want to see that the candidate is human and does enjoy activities outside of work, that doesn’t mean listing every hobby that they’ve ever done! The best CVs are the ones that are short, have a short opening paragraph to introduce themselves, and are followed up with a clear layout demonstrating why they’re best suited for the role.”

Please check you’re CVs, make sure they are all about you, what you’ve done and just be yourself. Your more likely to get a potential job by being yourself rather then trying to be someone else.

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