7 killer cv mistakes

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Can't Get That Job - the 7 killer mistakes that ruin your chances

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7 killer cv mistakes

  1. 1. Cant Get That Job www.cantgetthatjob.com 7 Killer Mistakes that ruin your chances for getting a job interviewlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  2. 2. One size fits all Looks rubbish Lying through your teeth Missing the point Bad English Boring information Gobbledegooklynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  3. 3. Why have a CV? One reason to have a CV Get you an interview that will lead to a job. Your ideal job. Remember To get you an interview.lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  4. 4. CV in Inbox Reader makes pivotal decision Less than 7 seconds Read on Discard Invite you to interviewlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  5. 5. Quality – Presentation – Content  First opportunity to impress  Careless mistakes damage your chances  Lack of conscientiousness  Fail to address specification means inability to carry out the job in question These are the commonest mistakes - All of them are avoidablelynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  6. 6. 1. One size fits all No such thing as Generic CV  Target  Purpose  Focuslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  7. 7. 2. Looks rubbish Presentation is imperative  Quality of paper  Formatting  Font, bullets  Inconsistencies  Layout  Picturelynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  8. 8. 3.Lying through your teeth  Honesty is the best policy  Contradictions  Online footprintlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  9. 9. 4. Missing the point  Content is key  Minimum time to capture interest  Positioning  Mirroring  Skills and achievements  Responsibilities  Gapslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  10. 10. 5. Bad English  SPAG  Spelling Punctuation and Grammar  Spell-check  Proof read, Again, Again  Past tense  Dynamic languagelynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  11. 11. 6. Boring Information  - kinky@hotmail.com  Not enough information  Too much information  Additions and omissions  Irrelevant information  As an attachment errorslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  12. 12. 7. Gobbledegook  Salary  Jargon - abbreviations  References  Reasons for leaving  Keep information to yourself  Freshnesslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  13. 13. Be impressive  Use powerful strong language  Substantial key words  Emphasize key skills / successes  True reflection of who you are - put you ahead of the competition  Get your CV right | Beat the oddslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com

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