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Can't Get That Job

                          www.cantgetthatjob.com


   7 Killer Mistakes that ruin your chances for getting
                       a job interview




lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
One size fits all
   Looks rubbish
   Lying through your teeth
   Missing the point
   Bad English
   Boring information
   Gobbledegook

lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
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
CV in Inbox
   Reader makes pivotal decision
   Less than 7 seconds


                          Read on
                          Discard
                          Invite you to interview

lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
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 avoidable
lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
1. One size fits all

      No such thing as Generic CV
                                       
                                             Target
                                       
                                             Purpose
                                       
                                             Focus


lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
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7 killer cv mistakes

  • 1. Can't Get That Job www.cantgetthatjob.com 7 Killer Mistakes that ruin your chances for getting a job interview lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 2. One size fits all Looks rubbish Lying through your teeth Missing the point Bad English Boring information Gobbledegook lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 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. CV in Inbox Reader makes pivotal decision Less than 7 seconds Read on Discard Invite you to interview lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 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 avoidable lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 6. 1. One size fits all No such thing as Generic CV  Target  Purpose  Focus lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 7. 2. Looks rubbish Presentation is imperative  Quality of paper  Formatting  Font, bullets  Inconsistencies  Layout  Picture lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 8. 3.Lying through your teeth  Honesty is the best policy  Contradictions  Online footprint lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 9. 4. Missing the point  Content is key  Minimum time to capture interest  Positioning  Mirroring  Skills and achievements  Responsibilities  Gaps lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 10. 5. Bad English  SPAG  Spelling Punctuation and Grammar  Spell-check  Proof read, Again, Again  Past tense  Dynamic language lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 11. 6. Boring Information  - kinky@hotmail.com  Not enough information  Too much information  Additions and omissions  Irrelevant information  As an attachment errors lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 12. 7. Gobbledegook  Salary  Jargon - abbreviations  References  Reasons for leaving  Keep information to yourself  Freshness lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 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 odds lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com