CV Mistakes –
the Do’s and Don’ts
These are a few free CV writing tips provided to Job users from the professionals CV.
- Keep your CV honest and factual.
- Use a standard font and size such as Arial 11 or 12 points.
- Ensure your personal details are printable by all printers (e.g. not in the header or footer).
- Check and re-check spelling, do not rely on the spell checker. Get someone else to read back your CV and check for spelling mistakes.
- Ensure every line sells you at your best.
- Prioritise the most relevant content.
- Focus on both what you have done and what you can offer to potential employers. (Employers always want to know what you’re good at not just what you can offer. Whole package is better than half!)
Remember to seek feedback if you are not reaching the interview room, or glean external advice from CV professionals
Don’t (CV Mistakes)
- Date your CV.
- List every employer you have worked for! (Your CV shouldn’t be more than two A4 sides long)
- Modify your CV for every application unless you have a foolproof method of remembering to whom you sent which edition.
- Include negative or irrelevant information.
- Mention Salaries.
Bear in find that no one has a 100% perfect CV and this is only a short list of items you should and shouldn’t include in your CV. However, why not find out from the professionals how to improve your CV. Currently FullerCV are offering a Free CV Review for all 1 Job.co.uk users.
Or view some of the books cv.org.nz we would recommend if you decide you wish to DIY your CV. And try to avoid the common CV mistakes.