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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Vast majority of recruiters 'spotting simple CV errors'

The vast majority of recruiters in the IT industry have spotted glaring mistakes on CVs which have harmed or ruined candidates' chances of employment, a new survey has revealed.

According to research carried out by CW Jobs, 88 per cent of hiring managers have seen such errors, while 23 per cent of applicants have even admitted to getting someone else to write their CV.

The study also found that the majority of jobseekers in the IT industry feel that they are better able to present themselves in person than through a CV.

Commenting on the figures, Rob Grimsey, director of Harvey Nash, said that such mistakes range from spelling and grammatical errors to not using the correct syntax.

He advised candidates, including those looking for sales jobs, to take the time to iron out these problems before sending off their CV, as the relatively small amount of time it takes to do so can potentially reap big rewards.

"The good news is that many of these mistakes are resolvable, simply by getting others to review the CV. After all, it's one of the most important two-page documents of an IT professional's life," Mr Grimsey added.

Recently, Mark Staniland, managing director of career transition services at Hays, said that a stand-out CV is vital for those likely to feel the impact of government spending cuts in the near future.

For some of the best CV advice and tips visit the career tools section of www.aaronwallis.co.uk. Stacked with hints, tips and advice the Aaron Wallis career tools section is the right solution for you.

Posted by Nikki BarristerADNFCR-1617-ID-800438313-ADNFCR

Source: Salespeak News

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