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The '5' Most Common CV Mistakes.

In most situations, a CV is the first contact you have with a prospective employer and it is your chance to make a good first impression. You use it to show your prospective employer why they should hire you and what the benefits of having you on their team will be.

But while creating Cv most of us do some mistakes which affects our job or selection process, so we have to avoid those mistakes.

Let us explain you a most common mistakes we do while crating CV.

The Most Common CV Mistakes, According to Five Employers.

1. Having Spelling Errors and Bad Grammar.

Bad spelling has the same impact as professional experience. One study found that resume spelling errors in an application have the same detrimental impact on an individual applicant's chances of being shortlisted as a lack of professional experience.

If there's a small error on your resume, it may be best to do nothing. A small typo may not sway the hiring manager's opinion of you or your resume. Recruiters or hiring managers look over many resumes a day, so they might skim over each resume to get through their queue efficiently.

2. Exaggerating the Truth on Resume

According to the ResumeLab study, only 31% of résumé cheaters are caught, and of these just 65% are not hired, or they're fired once the employer finds they've hired a cheater.

Exaggerating the truth or outright lying on a resume isn't unusual, but that doesn't mean it's an effective way to advance your career. According to Monster's 2019 State of the Recruiter survey, 85% of recruiters said that candidates exaggerate skills and competencies on their resumes.

Never stretch the truth because even a tiny white lie could damage your credibility if the prospective employer finds out you fibbed. That being said, there is such a thing as being too honest.

3. An Unoriginal Personal Profile on Resume

If your personal profile is full of clichés, you're going to look like someone who doesn't have original ideas. Bell said: “You'd be surprised by how many CVs we've read which use the sentence 'I'm a hard-working, driven individual, who works well independently and as part of a team. '

There are five key points you should aim to address in your personal statement: your academic profile and qualifications, the relevant industries you've worked in, the products and processes you've worked with that may cross over and the key job titles you have held.

4. Making Your CV Too Long.

CVs that are longer than 4 pages are generally considered too long. Keep in mind that recruiters aren't sitting down with a pint to have a comfortable read of your CV; they're in fact using about 8 seconds to determine whether you're worth a call. Overly long CVs are simply naturally discouraging.

An overly long CV is therefore likely to do you more harm than good.

6 Effective Fixes for Long Resume

  • Keep sentences brief and punchy.

  • Choose an uncomplicated structure.

  • Make the most of the top quarter.

  • Make sure everything is relevant.

  • Simplify each job role.

  • Be ruthless with older roles.

5. Not focusing on your achievements.

Your achievements are the things you've accomplished in the roles you've held – they go beyond the duties or tasks that were part of your role. When you apply for a job, highlighting your achievements can help you make an employer feel confident that you're a great fit for the role.

You can list your accomplishments in a few sections of your resume. Your work experience should absolutely include your achievements. Also, your resume summary statement sounds more professional and impressive if it includes measurable accomplishments.

A CV without awards or stand-out achievements is a sign of a career where mediocrity is acceptable, and challenges are ducked. Show that you value success. You don't need a separate section for awards. Unless you are an industry giant in your field, it will be unlikely that you have many high-profile awards.

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