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Archive for June 9th, 2009

DOs and DON’Ts of resume writing: Don’t make mistakes….

Posted by sweens on June 9, 2009

Well to follow up my post from yesterday I have come across another issue with some of the work I have been doing. Mistakes in the resumes of my candidates! Hey, it happens. We all make mistakes but like any recruiter will tell you, showing ‘us’ your CV with a lot of mistakes in it, does not give a favourable impression.

I am not talking about spelling mistakes but rather mistakes in the overall formatting of the CV like: different fonts; projects out of order; and missing projects all together. These can really make sorting through your experience an ‘adventure’, not to mentioning completing grids a disaster.

Now I know this is a bit of a stereotype, but often times these mistakes are found in the CVs of some really senior candidates – but this a trend I would expect with new resume writers and not the experienced ones.

I am not meaning to point the blame anywhere because I certainly make my fair share of mistakes, and really, I can understand how a project gets numbered incorrectly when you are listing 39 projects in your resume. But do everyone a favour and proof read your CV a few times.

It will make everyone’s life easier in the long run…

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