Top 5 CV Mistakes – updated

I see a lot of CVs (several dozen a week) and very few score more than about 60/100 in our free reviews and there is a common thread to the mistakes – 1/ It doesn’t say it’s a CV! Blindingly obvious but so many people forget to put CV or Curriculum Vitae at the top of their CV. This may seem trivial but it’s supposed to be a professional document…

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Should I put LinkedIn on my CV?

More and more people are registering with LinkedIn and that’s because it is a great networking tool, but should you put it on your CV? No, is the simple answer. This goes back to the most basic (and often forgotten) piece of advice on CVs, which is that you must always remember that a CV is to get you an interview. The 3 reasons not to put LinkedIn on your…

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Does your CV say what job role you’re looking for?

Most CVs ignore this very simple point and it’s why recruiters will contact you about jobs that you’re not remotely interested in. Recruiters will frequently have found your CV on an on-line database such as Reed or Indeed and think you look suitable for a job role they’re working on. This is based on what you’re doing right now or possibly on your previous job role. However, you may well be…

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Lunch or Job?

When is a role not a roll? I’m seeing this so often at the moment and it’s getting annoying! A “roll” is something you have for lunch or breakfast as in a “bacon roll” or a “ham roll” but a job is a “role”. I see this on CVs that cover the whole spectrum of job roles, whether it’s an office junior or even a main board director, and it smacks…

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