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Top 3 Mistakes People Make on Their CV

Top 3 Mistakes People Make on Their CV

Top 3 Mistakes People Make on Their CV

Form Factory did a survey on the TOP 3 Mistakes People Make on Their CV, asking 33 different Recruitment Agencies on their expert opinion, here’s what we had to say:

1. Not adding personal contact details

How do you want recruitment agencies/hiring managers to get hold of you? Add your telephone/cell phone numbers. Make sure there are no missing digits. Add an alternative number, email address and/or home address.

2. Not adding enough duties

Each position has a list of duties one has to perform to fulfill the role and, if it is not listed on your CV, the recruiter will have to move on to the next CV. Add your duties, using bullet points, and list duties properly. List the most important duties first.

3. Not adding dates and reasons for leaving at each company listed on your CV

Recruiters want to know for how long you have been at a company. List the month and year you started as well as the month and year you stopped working at a company; e.g. February 2007 to July 2010. List a reason for leaving at each company – why did you leave the company?


Recruiters spend, on average, six seconds per CV. Your CV needs to give the recruiter the information they need. Recruiters work according to a job specification and are screening your CV for the minimum requirements as per the job specification. Always make sure you meet the minimum requirements for a position before applying.

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