The next time you want to send out your Cv, look out for these cv writing mistakes. Because if you continue the way you’re going, there are two things involved, either you do not get an interview, or you are exposed during an interview. To be honest, I don’t see any of those options being something you want for yourself.

So, before you hit the send button on that mail, take a lookout for these cv writing mistakes  (at this point, I’m begging).

Check for spelling erors

I know you are about to say I spelt errors wrong, but that look you had on your face is the same look your potential employer would have. Go through your Cv and correct any spelling and grammatical errors you might find. No one is perfect, but we can all try to get things right.

Not bragging as a CV writing mistake 

Your CV is like a work roaster. Today you swept the office, yesterday you prepared a PowerPoint for your boss, and to be honest, no one cares. What your employer wants to see are your achievements. What were you able to achieve at your previous place of work. Did you earn 30 billion for the company? Okay, tell us about it.

Ctrl C, Ctrl V

Well done on successfully being unoriginal in every sense of that word. You might have copied and pasted your profile from a template you saw on google; I’ll like to tell you it won’t get you that job. Oops it’s out there. Go back to the drawing board and craft something beautiful. You can do it; I believe you can.

Talking but not saying anything

You might have heard people saying your CV shouldn’t be more than one page. So you try to squeeze all your achievements into a one-pager and you end up excluding relevant information. Also, some people go about rambling about redundant achievements that are not relatable to the role they are applying for. How do you hit the nail on the head? Make sure everything you include in your resume has a direct relation to the role you are applying for. By doing this, you can keep your potential employer glued to your CV. 

No action just vibes as a CV writing Mistake

Everybody knows you were responsible for something in your previous workplace. And to be fair, we don’t care. What those responsibilities result in is what we care about. Instead of saying things like:

  • Responsible for writing content 
  • Help edit document 

You can try this:

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  • Developed a comprehensive onboarding program for new hires