Engaging an employer by using a clear structure that present your marketable skills is always the best way to approach the job seeker process. However, many people are adding unnecessary elements that change their resume in a negative way and indirectly ruin their chances of success. Faro will introduce 5 mistakes you need to remove from your CV if you want the job.
1. Cliché phrases
Phrases like “I’m a perfectionist” or “I will dedicate to this role with 200% of ability” should not be overused in your CV. These are bland statements that recruiters has read hundreds of times before. They will reject your resume immediately or skim quickly and have no impression about you but unnecessary flaunt. Avoid buzzwords that are worn-out and unoriginal, focus on what makes you and your experiences relevant and unique instead. You had better specific in your detail by including market knowledge, real measurable achievements, industry-specific skills, IT proficiency.
Bending the truth might be an easy way to boost your CV but the lies should be avoided at all costs. When the headhunter find out your white lies during the recruitment process that prove nothing about you, you’re unable to back up your claims at an interview and could find yourself removed from the shortlist. Therefore, it is smart option that avoid risking your opportunity by lying. If you find that you have no qualifiactions relevant to this job, talk about how you could enhance this position with your transferable skills and unique experiences.
3. Big – size paragraphs
You might have a passion for this kind of work, and your strong feelings took hold at a very young age which make you tell a long story about your dream in resumes without focusing on your skills or achievements. Large paragraphs and big blocks of text can result in a recruiter becoming bored as they scan for relevant information. Employers always like the CVs which are logical and coherent. The main ideas are summarized in short sentences, placed in bullet points. There is no chance for the improfessional CVs get into the eyes of employers. Therefore, entice the recruiter to read further by presenting your marketable skills at first glance, instead of hiding significant and crucial information in a large paragraph. You should structure your CV in a way that breaks up the text, highlighting particular sections with bold headers and bullet points.
4. Grammar and spelling errors
Spelling and grammar errors result in lack of attention to detail, which can divert a recruiter’s attention away from the actual content of your CV beacause they think that you are not meticulous and responsible for what you havr done. You can’t rely solely on spell checker, so take 2 minutes to scroll through your profile and ensure you haven’t made any mistake.
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