CV errors that may cost you an interview

Monday, March 22, 2021

Your CV may just be a piece of paper with words on it, and it may not reveal who you are personally, but it is the only means by which you are going to get an interview, so in that regard, it is just as important as the interview.

As a former recruiter I can tell you that I often hoped there were mistakes or things that just didn’t strike me in the massive backlog of CV’s I would find in my inbox every morning.

To avoid your CV ending up in a recruiter’s ‘trash’ folder ensure your CV has no grammar errors, missing punctuation, or funny wordings. Simply put what you are on paper in a concise, correct, logical form like an “about the author.” If you are hesitant to put something in because you see the potential for misunderstanding, don’t put it in.

I can’t tell you how many times that I read the words “I possess a strong work-ethic,” and nothing else! You need to explain yourself—something that proves that statement, such as “possess strong work ethic, missed only 5 days in 3 years of work or was voted employee of the month 3 times