Just had a CV in for review and it had the following as an opening Key Skill:

  • EXELENT COMUNICATION SKILLS 

Why didn’t they spot this!!

It’s simple. Firstly they haven’t properly read their own CV and secondly it’s in UPPER CASE. Why does this matter?
Because Word doesn’t look for spelling mistakes when words are in upper case and we’re all so reliant on spell checkers that we’ve become lazy with our spelling.
So, do not use UPPER CASE in your CV and make sure you get someone else to proof read what you’ve written – they’ll spot your mistakes!