6 Common CV Mistakes to Avoid
Bad spelling and grammar
If your CV has mistakes, you may be seen as somebody who doesn't communicate well, is careless or is uninterested. Try Grammarly!
Avoiding paragraphs of unbroken text, specific colour scheme, equally divided sections and equal amounts of white space. Try a CV template!
Making your CV too long
Your CV isn't your life story. You don't need to add everything on there. Make it a short, concise, document tailored to the role you applied for.
Ignoring gaps in work history
Small gaps in your work history are common, however, longer periods will need to be accounted for. Be honest!
Failing to tailor your application
Tailoring shows you are interested enough in the role to take time and consideration to apply. You should do this for each role u apply for.
Exaggerating the truth and/or Lying
It’s important to be confident in what you have to offer, but don't lie or oversell yourself. Be real about what you know and what you want to learn.
6 Tips for a Successful CV
Don’t leave gaps
Leaving obvious gaps on your CV immediately makes employers suspicious, be honest to why you’ve been out of work!
Keep it current
Keep your CV up to date whether you’re looking for a job or not.
Make it look good
Get creative, make your CV look appealing and attractive
Research the company and what skills they are looking for then take some time to tailor your CV for each role that you apply for.
Keep it real
Keep it straight to the point, avoid waffling and keep it honest!
Let someone else read it first
Get a trusted friend or someone you know in the industry to read it and provide tips.