I get asked occasionally whether it’s better to put CV or Curriculum Vitae on a CV, and I always tell people that it doesn’t really matter, just so long as you spell it correctly!

Lately I’ve seen a lot of CVs that don’t have either on them. This is a simple mistake to make, and you might think it doesn’t matter as it’s perfectly obvious what it is, but it does matter.

Employers and recruiters expect to see it, so if they don’t, it means that something (even on a subliminal level) is wrong, and you can’t afford for them to think like that when they’re looking at your CV.

One final point, is that if you write a word in capital letters then spell checker will ignore it…