Things not to put on your CV...

Posted on November 1, 2012 by allmumkind

Things not to put on your CV....

Most of us are aware as to how to present a CV, but are you aware of maybe what not to feature?

Here are some tips;

1. Negative expressions
Instead of expressing that you are "unemployed" you may wish to express this as "job seeking"
. Anything which gives room for negativity, steer clear of.

2. General phrases
Use clear vocabulary where possible and don't rely on vague impressions. This could be part of your opening profile statement, so don't waste the opportunity. "Good interpersonal skills" are very general. Use punchier, more eye catching vocabulary to back up what you are really good at.

3. Providing our age or date of birth

Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, age discrimination can and does occur during screening processes. Don't provide your age or date as birth as you don't need to disclose this. Your CV is a reflection of you and your skills and your capability of performing a job not your age!

4 Salary expectations

All mentions of money should be set aside when applying for a job, unless the job advert asks you to state salary expectations. There’s no reason to list your previous salaries for roles, an employer wants to see how well you fit the job, not how much money you have in your bank account.

5. Typos
Your opportunity to catch the eye of the employer could be over in an instant with any spelling and grammatical errors. Read over and over again before you submit. It could cost you that job you are wishing for.

6 A picture
Your CV is about your skills and experience and NOT to show the employer what you look like. Leave the photo off it won't get you any further to an interview.

Posted in Career advice | Tags: CV, Skills, Experience

Things not to put on your CV....

Most of us are aware as to how to present a CV, but are you aware of maybe what not to feature?

Here are some tips;

1. Negative expressions
Instead of expressing that you are "unemployed" you may wish to express this as "job seeking"
. Anything which gives room for negativity, steer clear of.

2. General phrases
Use clear vocabulary where possible and don't rely on vague impressions. This could be part of your opening profile statement, so don't waste the opportunity. "Good interpersonal skills" are very general. Use punchier, more eye catching vocabulary to back up what you are really good at.

3. Providing our age or date of birth

Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, age discrimination can and does occur during screening processes. Don't provide your age or date as birth as you don't need to disclose this. Your CV is a reflection of you and your skills and your capability of performing a job not your age!

4 Salary expectations

All mentions of money should be set aside when applying for a job, unless the job advert asks you to state salary expectations. There’s no reason to list your previous salaries for roles, an employer wants to see how well you fit the job, not how much money you have in your bank account.

5. Typos
Your opportunity to catch the eye of the employer could be over in an instant with any spelling and grammatical errors. Read over and over again before you submit. It could cost you that job you are wishing for.

6 A picture
Your CV is about your skills and experience and NOT to show the employer what you look like. Leave the photo off it won't get you any further to an interview.

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