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8 common mistakes to avoid
Writing a CV can
be a stressful experience especially if you do not know what information to
include about yourself, educational background and work experience. And it can
be even more stressful if you don’t have any work experience. I work in the HR
environment and I see over 20 CV’s everyday with mistakes, that harm an individual’s
chances of being invited for an interview.
This will serve
as a guideline as to which details you should never include:
details are important but avoid things such as your hobbies, age, likes &
dislikes, religious beliefs, height & weight. This kind of information is
unnecessary and no one has the time to read through it all.
expectations. This is a definite NO. It only makes you seem like you are only
after money & not interested in developing your career. Leave salary
discussions until you have been invited to the interview.
3. Avoid lies
& false claims. If you don’t have a degree or work experience clearly state
that in your CV. Lying will ruin your professional career before it even
starts. Honesty is always key. If the job is yours, you will get it. Just don’t
4. DO NOT include
your picture, unless you are applying for a modelling job or a sales position,
where the company wants to see how the potential candidate looks like and
whether or not they are suitable for the image the company is trying to
5. DO NOT
mention any negatively about your previous or current employers. This is
6. GRAMMAR. Check your spellings and punctuation before sending your CV. Spelling mistakes indicate lack of "attention to detail" and no one wants to hire that kind of individual.
7. Don’t list
jobs that were short term (2 months or less) or didn’t like because it takes up
unnecessary space. You can mention the short-term jobs in an interview, only if
it has added any value to your long-term positions.
8. High school
subjects or marks. DO NOT list the subjects you did in high school or the marks
you got for those on your CV. Your matric certificate is there for that.
guidelines in mind & compiling that CV to get your dream job & develop
your career will be much more easily.
Goals play an important role in our
personal development and motivate us to work hard towards defining our own
success. Setting goals requires discipline, time and a desire to make personal
change. To achieve your goal(s) it needs to be realistic as that will help you
understand exactly what the goal is about and why that goal feels important to
you. To help you set realistic goals, I will
use weight loss as an example to understand the importance of setting realistic
– Be REAL Before setting a goal you have to be
REAL and honest with yourself. If your goal is to lose weight or develop an
effective fitness routine, ask yourself these questions. Why do I want to lose
weight? Why is this goal important to me? What actions am I willing to take to
lose that weight? Will joining the gym be necessary to help me lose weight?
What are my favourite exercises that will help me achieve my goal? How is my
diet going to contribute towards losing the weight? How much weight do I want
to lose ev…
tend to be very stressful for anyone but that is the next step to getting your
dream job to help you build your career. Here
are my 8 tips to passing an interview: Be
early: arrive for an interview 15 minutes early. In any field of work,
punctuality is an important aspect in a potential candidate, as that is seen as
a sign of reliability.Dress
appropriately: this doesn’t mean you have to wear a 3-piece suit, however,
dress presentable. Wear neutral colors, ensure your clothes are clean, keep
jewelry to a minimum, smell good and ensure that your outfit is comfortable as
that will boost your confidence.Ensure
that your breath does not have a foul smell.Do
research about the company, know what they are all about so that you are
prepared for questions related to the company. Interviewers ask questions such
as, "What do you understand about our company?" because they are
testing whether or not you are interested in being part of the company.In
general, be prepared for a…