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Wednesday 1 June 2011

Style errors 'the most common CV problems'

The most common problems people make when creating their CVs are simple style errors – something which could cost them dearly, one expert has stated.

According to Peter Panayotou, founder and senior consultant at the Write Stuff, many CVs contain simple mistakes which, although seemingly insignificant, will show a recruiter that the candidate is not thorough and is prone to sloppy errors.

He noted that using spellcheck on a CV is simply not enough, as this can often overlook grammatical errors where one unrelated word is used in place of another but is still spelled correctly.

The only sure-fire way to eliminate these silly mistakes and ensure the CV looks concise and professional is to proofread it, or get someone else to proofread it, Mr Panayotou explained.

"A fresh pair of eyes will always pick up what you've missed. From an employer's point of view it is important to show that you have been thorough and that you have got that attention to detail," he added.

It comes after a study of 600 CVs by IntaPeople highlighted that spelling and grammar errors remain some of the most common problems affecting people's CVs and possibly hampering their chance of getting a new job.

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Posted by John OakADNFCR-1617-ID-800564030-ADNFCR

Source: Salespeak News

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