Your CV / resume is vital in helping you get interviews. So it should be professional, well-presented and contain no mistakes. If it isn’t, a bad CV / resume could be the reason why you are not reaching the interview stage.
A bad CV or resume does you no favours
Can you find the mistakes in the CV / resume below?
Read through it and see what the owner has done wrong and make sure that you do not do the same!
Sample of a bad CV / resume
40 Any Road
Home Tel: Private
E-mail: [email protected]
Date of Birth: 24th January 1978
Marital Status: Single
I can be a hard worker when I need to be and I like having jokes with people. I prefer to work on my own as I find working in teams can be stressful and I don’t like stress. I haven’t worked for the last 7 years as I do not like to travel too far from home and all the good jobs were over 30 minutes away from my house.
Dave’s Wine Bar
Reason for Leaving: Fired because I had too many days off.
Reason for leaving: Did not get on with new owner.
Aug 2002 – Sept 2002
Reason for leaving: Very late working hours.
Reason for leaving: Mother unstable.
St Duncan’s Comprehensive
Interest/ Hobbies: My fave hobbies are listening to pop music and going out shopping and drinking with my friends and family. I spend a lot of my time with my boyf Peter watching TV soaps, using Facebook online and playing computer games.
Your CV / resume represents you so remember how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation. Sometimes a word transposed or omitted can have a devastating effect.
Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.
It might be funny reading someone else’s errors, but how would you feel if that was your CV or resume? Make sure you eliminate the mistakes in your CV or resume by reading find the weakness in your CV .
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