The most common CV mistakes

The most common CV mistakes

With the number of people applying for the same job, you need your application to stand out from the crowd.

Mistakes on your CV will reduce your chances of success in any job search, so we have put together a list of the most common mistakes to avoid.

Wrong contact details 
Candidates put so much effort into their applications, from their experience to what they can bring to the role, and then put the wrong contact details or details that have been misspelt; meaning they can’t be contacted. Always ensure that you read through your application thoroughly before submitting. 

Spelling and grammatical mistakes
These errors may seem small trivial overall, but could make all the difference in being invited for an interview or not. Take your time when filling in the application and take a look at it the following day with a fresh pair of eyes or have someone else take a look.

Not enough detail 
Many candidates have listed out responsibilities in bullet points but not in enough detail, it’s important to let the reader know what you are capable of bringing to them. If you don’t include enough information then how will you stand out from the crowd? Ensure that you include as much detail as possible including your key achievements in that role. 

Wrong dates
Having the incorrect dates of employment could send alarm bells ringing, the reader may start to suspect false information. So check the dates over and ensure any gaps in employment have been explained. 

Qualifications 
Ensure the correct qualifications are on the application and that you give detail of what subjects your qualifications are in, there is no point in just writing PGCE and not the subject.

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Why not also check out our interview tips

Posted: 15 September 2010 10:38:00
Filed under: teaching abroad
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