How to avoid common CV mistakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How to avoid common CV mistakes

A Curriculum vitae is an important representation of a person’s professional achievement. A candidate is likely to commit the easiest of mistake and rule himself out of favour. The margin of error can be very small, but the affect of a mistake can lead to disastrous result. Here are few ways to avoid common CV mistakes.

Grammatical error: No one likes reading a CV, which is full of grammatical errors. Even a spelling error can give a wrong impression to an  employer. The employer will start thinking either the candidate is not up to the task, or he is simply too careless. A CV should be well written, and it should arouse an employer’s interest, so that he completes reading the whole page. A well written CV gives the candidate a good chance to get selected.

Predesigned format: Many candidates will prepare a single format to apply for a job vacancy in many companies. No matter how good a format can be, a CV not written specifically to a particular employer will never carry the significance it should have. A candidate is bound to miss vital information, which can annoy an employer. Always design a resume, specifically prepared for a particular employer. It should also have a personal tone, rather than a general one.

Mention short term jobs: Candidates normally leave out specific jobs, which they may have done for a short time. Any experiences, even a job done during summer holidays, or a project undertaken during college days should be mentioned to enhance a resume.

Highlight past job details: A candidate should highlight his past achievement in an objective manner. There should be enough stress on the job description to clearly put things into perspective. Never use generalized language while mentioning past job profile. Instead, use an active phrase, to explain the gravity of the job done in the past. A more expressive language will give employer an idea of how useful a candidate’s role was in the previous company.

Revise resume: A resume can have many portions, and it is more likely that a candidate can commit a mistake while creating one. It is therefore recommended that one should revise resume with clear mind to produce a well written resume.

Finally, don’t make a CV, which is long as a book. A resume should be precise, extending not more than 2 pages.

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Finance Resume Objectives said...

Very useful information, Commonly we do these mistakes while preparing resume. thanks for sharing such a mice information.

Jobmagazine said...

I was searching for the tips to improve CV and then i found your article. Informative article, just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.


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