Common CV errors           from changeboard.com
Forgetting tospellcheckWhile spelling errors may not seem like a bigdeal, it gives a recruiter or potential employerthe wr...
Not enough specificsEmployers want to know what achievements ofyours are relevant to their businessTip:Make sure you inclu...
Rambling onUsing long words and sentences will overshadowyour job experience, and may give the impressionthere is space to...
Overdoing the designSome think this will make your CV stand out, but itimplies style over substanceTip:Punchy headlines an...
Incorrect contact informationSome people forget to update their contact infobefore sending out their CV. Imagine how frust...
Generic CVsPotential employers are looking for CVs specific to therole you’re applying for as a way to determine if you’re...
And finally remember…The sole purpose of your CV is to catch theattention of your potential employer in order toget you an...
For more tips…… on CV writing and covering letters, as well as the latest HR jobs go to               www.changeboard.com ...
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Forgetting to spellcheck
While spelling errors may not seem like a big deal, it gives a recruiter or potential employer the wrong impression immediately

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Common CV Errors

  1. 1. Common CV errors from changeboard.com
  2. 2. Forgetting tospellcheckWhile spelling errors may not seem like a bigdeal, it gives a recruiter or potential employerthe wrong impression immediatelyTip:Have someone else check throughLeave it an hour and check through yourself changeboard.com
  3. 3. Not enough specificsEmployers want to know what achievements ofyours are relevant to their businessTip:Make sure you include exact dates of each rolewithin the same companyMake sure that the content is engaging andpaints you in a true, positive light changeboard.com
  4. 4. Rambling onUsing long words and sentences will overshadowyour job experience, and may give the impressionthere is space to fillTip:Use bullet points to add structure and makeimportant information easily digestible changeboard.com
  5. 5. Overdoing the designSome think this will make your CV stand out, but itimplies style over substanceTip:Punchy headlines and simple design will catch thereader’s attention and urge them to read onUse traditional fontsAvoid including a photo of yourself or any othergraphic changeboard.com
  6. 6. Incorrect contact informationSome people forget to update their contact infobefore sending out their CV. Imagine how frustratingit would be to have the perfect candidate, and notbe able to contact themTip:Check to make sure your contact information is correctInclude two different types, such as a phone number andemail changeboard.com
  7. 7. Generic CVsPotential employers are looking for CVs specific to therole you’re applying for as a way to determine if you’refit for the roleTip:If tailoring a CV is becoming tiring, you may beapplying for too manyOnly apply to roles that you’re excited about changeboard.com
  8. 8. And finally remember…The sole purpose of your CV is to catch theattention of your potential employer in order toget you an interviewWhen writing your CV remember:Who your reader is and what they are looking forWhich skills are needed for the role you’re applying for changeboard.com
  9. 9. For more tips…… on CV writing and covering letters, as well as the latest HR jobs go to www.changeboard.com changeboard.com

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