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Top ten pet hates by employers when looking at CV's:

22nd September 2015

Top ten pet hates by employers when looking at CV's:

The average boss looks at a curriculum vitae for just three minutes while one in five make a decision on a candidate by gleaning it for under a minute, new research suggests.

Here are the top ten pet hates by employers when looking at CV’s:

  1. Typos and grammatical errors
  2. Overly casual tone
  3. Use of jargon and clichés
  4. A CV more than two pages in length
  5. Snazzy borders and backgrounds
  6. Writing in the third person
  7. Inclusion of clip art or emojis
  8. The use of cringeworthy quotes
  9. Unprofessional email address
  10. Unconventional font

In terms of worn clichés, almost half of CVs typically state the person tends to ‘work well independently,’ and a third say they are a ‘team player.’

The research identified the most over used CV phrases likely to put them off potential employees:

  1. Can work independently
  2. Hard worker
  3. Works well under pressure
  4. Good communicator
  5. Enthusiastic
  6. Team player
  7. Good listener
  8. Excellent written communication skills
  9. Proactive
  10. Problem solver

Source: Mail On Line

 

 

 

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