Saleem Jaffer, Co-Founder of Joblife, was recently featured in this blog post.
He mentioned that the stress of putting together a compelling CV often stems from the fact that people are usually uncomfortable selling themselves. A well-written and concise CV can catch attention, highlight your strengths, and get you that job.Here are 7 common job-seeking blunders to avoid as you piece together a CV to wow your new employer:
- You add too much unnecessary detail
- Over-zealous styling
- You ramble
- The CV is riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes
- There’s no cover letter
- You mention money
- You grovel
Putting together a knock-out CV is no easy feat. You need to summarize your entire working history, explain why you’re incredibly hireable and do it all in just a few short, sharp pages. But rest assured that if you keep your CV succinct and make sure to avoid the above mistakes you have a much better chance of letting your skills really shine through.