Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, said that including a photo with a CV is a strange, yet common, mistakes many applicants make.
The biggest one, however, is CVs which are too brief, as this fails to effectively sell the candidate to the hiring manager and is less likely to lead to an interview, he explained.
"We have seen CVs that are too brief, one page or even half a page, just talking about education for example. It doesn't say anything about the individual," he added.
Mr Hawes said that is fine for people applying for creative jobs to do creative things with their CVs, but others should stick to a proven template which is more likely to lead to employment.
Meanwhile, according to Neil Taylor, language expert at The Writer, there are many recurring problems in CVs – mainly silly and avoidable spelling and grammar mistakes, and these need to be addressed before anything else.
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Posted by John Oak
Origin: Salespeak News