Common CV mistakes and how to avoid them

You never know who is your true and actual friend; a friend who could speak for you and defend you when you’re not around. Finding such a friend is a blessing and what if you got one such friend right in your documents? Yes! Your CV is the friend which speaks for you and describes you as a good person having great qualities. However, this friend, we call a “CV” is abused and not treated well quite often which does not allow it to speak for you with its full capability.

Here are the common mistakes which are made by the applicants applying for a job.

Irrelevant Personal Information

The recruiters don’t have much time while looking at a CV and adding irrelevant personal details will exhaust a recruiter. Moreover, it will take a lot of space which could be used to put relevant details to the job. Unless the details are necessary for the job for which you’re applying, avoid putting your religion, marital status and your political party whether it is PTI or PMLN.

Hiding Important Information

Irrelevant personal information is lethal so is hiding important details about your academic and professional life. Do highlight the important parts of your academic excellence and previous experiences in your field. You can put these details into bullets or capital bold words in order to draw the attention of the interviewer. So, design your CV’s layout in such a way that you don’t miss out any important details.

Mysterious gaps in employment

There could be any reason of taking a break from your job-life including studies, travel, pregnancy, childcare or any other. Do mention the reasons of gap to make the recruiter connected with you otherwise he will not take a second to put your CV into the bundle of rejected ones.

Too long CV

The recruiters are too busy people and they don’t have time to read CVs comprised of pages and pages. Put the required details on the CV only and avoid putting paragraphs of your academic or professional competencies. Make a precise and short CV which could catch the attention of the recruiter and he/she does not have to make too much effort in order to have a gaze upon your eligibility for the job.

Poor spelling and grammar

First impression is the last impression and your CV is the first impression you put on your employer (recruiter). If your CV contains spelling and grammatical mistakes, you’re in a trouble. Read your CV thoroughly before sending a job application and proofread it in order to be sure about its precision. If you’re not sure about the accuracy, ask a friend for the help. 

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