CAREERS website Monster UK has produced a list of the top ten CV mistakes showing prospective employees.
Topping the list are ‘typos and grammatical errors’, followed by ‘lack of specifics’. Monster says employers need to understand what you’ve done and accomplished – be specific, replace statements such as ‘worked in the fleet department’ with ‘trained and supervised more than 100 drivers on the fleet.’
Other CV mistakes include highlighting duties instead of accomplishments, cutting things short and listing incorrect information.
Jenny Ungless, life coach at Monster said: ‘The purpose of a CV is to get you an interview. It needs to catch the readers attention and make them interested enough to talk to you.
‘This isn’t about eye-catching layout or other gimmicks, but it is about making sure that your CV covers all the points that demonstrate how you fit the job specification using fresh, interesting language to describe yourself.'