8 Things Wrong with your CV.

Part 3: It will take you more time to read this article’s introduction than  a recruiter will actively spend examining your CV. Join me in this 3 part series were we figure out whats best for your CV!

Musonda Speaks HR

Your CV is usually aimed at time-impoverished professionals, thus it’s no surprise that research conducted by Ladders found that recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds actively looking at CV’s during the initial shortlisting phase.

It took you more time to read this article’s introduction than  a recruiter will actively spend examining your CV.  

Thus, it’s up to you to make it easy for them to conclude that you are a strong candidate and want to take a closer look at your CV. Here are 8 things you should probably avoid doing to make your 6 seconds meaningful.

1. Not proofreading

Go through your CV carefully and thoroughly. After you have finished, get a friend, family member or colleague to do the same. Check for spelling mistakes, inconsistent or erroneous information, and grammatical errors as these easily put off recruiters.

Date of BirthSo many abilities for one not born

2. Not having…

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