19 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

How to make a resume with proper resume format is an art?

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Hiring human resource managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position. So they don’t have the time or resources to review each one closely, and they only spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision .So you are in a need of attracting them with your cv only within 6 seconds .You should be very careful in designing your cv and so let us discuss the commonly made mistakes and how to avoid them in your cv .Be careful while preparing your cv since it plays a vital role in fetching you a job . If you fail to provide the necessary information in your cv , you may end up getting rejected . So it is very important that how you start preparing a cv , the informations  mentioned , your skills , etc,. Your cv should furnish the detailed information about you in a short and a detailed way ,i.e, your cv should neither be too long or too short . So certain steps need to be followed while preparing your cv .

Follow the do’s and dont’s mentioned below and prepare an awesome cv .

1.IRRELEVANT  PERSONAL  INFORMATION    (HELP FOR PREPARING CV)

Do not include your personal information such as religion , political preferences , height , weight etc,. These information may irritate the recruiter and it also helps you in no way to get a job. Have a clear guidance and get help from as many seniors but remember that you get it from the right person .

Getting help from the right person

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2.HIDING IMPORTANT INFORMATION  (DO NOT HIDE INFORMATION ON CV)

Keeping in mind that not to include irrelevant personal information , Many job seekers fail to include their important information . This may also create you a trouble ,and may create an impression that you are trying to cheat them by hiding your information .

Do not hide information in resume

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3.MAKING A LONG RESUME  (MAKE YOUR CV AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE)

As mentioned above managers will take only an average of 6 seconds to view your resume . A long resume may not always satisfy the recruiter but instead it will irritate them .  Also there are chances of the manager not viewing the important points .

Keep your resume as short as possible

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4.DO NOT DECORATE YOUR CV  ( MAKE A SIMPLE CV)

Remember that the person who recruits you only get attracted by your skills and not by the way you have decorated your resume .Donot over decorate your resume with different fonts , colors , etc,.Just make your cv simple and presentable one .

Do not decorate your cv

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5.AVOID GRAMATICAL MISTAKES  (CHECK FOR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS)

You may have prepared a perfect cv mentioning your abrupt skills which even the recruiter does not have but still you may get rejected because of a silly and an influential thing –grammar . Your resume should not contain any grammatical errors .

Avoid grammatical mistakes in your cv

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6.AVOID INFORMAL LANGUAGE IN YOUR CV  (WRITE USING FORMAL LANGUAGE)

Not only spelling mistakes but also informal languages like “AWAITING 4 UR OFFER LETTR” etc,.should be avoided for such informal languages are not encouraged in a corporate or anyother environment .

Use only formal language in your cv

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7.INCLUDING REFERENCES  (PROVIDE IN A SMART WAY)

Some of the managers expect for the references and some may not . So, to be on the safer side include”REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST”.

Act smartly while including references in your cv

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8.SUITABLE FOR THE EMPLOYERS (PRESENT FOR THE COMPANY)

Remember you should specify your skills but it should also suit the company too. For example , you may be very good at drawing but you should verify that your drawing skills will enhance the company’s mission.

Prepare a cv which suits the company

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9.LEAVE OUT UNNECESSARY EXCUSES (DONOT STATE EXCUSES)

You may not be a successful person in the past but never mention an excuse about your failures . This may create a negative impression and it may also not fetch you a job .

Do not create a negative impression by providing excuses

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10.EMAIL SENDING (ALIGN YOUR CV)

You may have prepared an awesome cv . You may have to send it through email . Now you have to be very careful about the alignment of your cv while sending through mail . It should be readable to thereceiver .

Be careful while sending your cv through mail

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11.DON’T CUT SHORT YOUR CV ( DONOT  MAKE YOUR CV SO SHORT)

A resume which is too long or too short may not land you in a job . Your resume need to be crisp and clear . Remember it should satisfy the employer in just 6 seconds.

Present your cv in a readable form

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12.INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION (GIVE CORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION)

Please do not provide incorrect contact information in your resume . It will not enable the company to pass on any important message to you . Please verify your contact details before providing it.

Provide a correct contact information

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13.LACK OF SPECIFICS (PROVIDE NECESSARY INFORMATION)

Provide a detailed information about your past experiences . Please donot provide a outline about past experiences .

List your previous experiences

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14.TRY DIFFERENT RESUMES FOR DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS (BE READY WITH DIFFERENT  CV’S)

Create different cv’s for different companies . You may have different skills . Identify the different skills needed by the different companies and present it in your cv.

Prepare different cv s and present it for different companies

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15.FORMAT FOR SENDING THROUGH MAIL (PDF OR WORD DOC)

Ensure that you are sending your cv either in a PDF format or word document format while you are sending your cv through mail.

Send in a PDF or word doc format

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16.UNKNOWN SKILLS (DO NOT MENTION UNKNOWN SKILLS)

Please do not mention the skills which you do not posses . Employers will not get attracted by a skill which you do not have , instead they may ignore you just because you provided them a fake information .

Do not get caught by providing unknown skills

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17.LENGTH OF THE CV (MAKE YOUR CV SHORT AND SIMPLE)

Since it will take an average of only 6 seconds for the employer to view through your resume , It is advisable to finish your resume within 2 pages.

Do not prepare a long cv

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18.COVER LETTER (UNPOLISHED CV)

Do not submit a unpolished cover letter and resume . Be aware that your are presenting your resume In a perfect manner .

Do not provide an unpolished cover letter

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19.GUIDANCE (GET PERFECT GUIDANCE)

Last but not the least , Get guidance from people who are experts in preparing a cv. Be updated with resume building.

Prepare an awesome resume with perfect guidance

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Resume may be a small part of your job searching , but it plays a vital role in fetching you a job . All the best for all those job seekers who are going to build a fabulous resume and get placed in a esteemed company with flying colors.

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