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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.
profile on several job portals is an essential step to being recognized by
recruiters, companies and getting your dream job. Basically, job portals are a
platform where individuals meet and interact with companies in a professional
manner, apply for jobs and create professional connections with industry
leaders. Here are my 3 tips to utilizing job portals to your own advantage: When you
create your online profile ensure that it is a “public profile” as that will
make it easier for recruiters to learn about you and what you have to offer the
company and they will be able to contact you if they are interested in inviting
you for an interview.I cannot
stress this enough but ensure that all information in your profile is nothing
either than the TRUTH. Honesty is an important element company’s need from
their employees. Companies don’t want to hire individuals who they won’t be
able to trust because dishonest employees tend to be also unethical and ethics
is very important for many…