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4 Mistakes to Avoid on Your CV

Doris Benitez
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We’re sure you’ve put together a wicked CV! Just in case you need a little help, here are 4 mistakes to avoid on your resume:

  1.     Ditch Weird Colours or FontsImage result for paint emoji

Don’t get us wrong, we love bright colours – just not on our resumes! However, good old-fashioned black and white works wonders on CVs. Not everyone may have access to word processing programs with those funky fonts you used, so it will make it harder for employers to download and check your resume.

Also, when you use a standardised font and colour, it becomes much easier to open your CV on mobile platforms and loads up a lot faster.

  1.     Avoid Typing Errors/Spelling Mistakes

Dodge these babies like a bullet! Use those gorgeous eyes of yours to review and proofread your CV before you send it off to an employer. Look for any spelling errors, typos or grammatical mistakes that need to be fixed. Ask a mate to help you out and to take a look 😀

If you have used resume-building tools, such as our brilliant JOB TODAY CV (just had to put it in there 😉), then just double check your profile to ensure it’s all good to go.

  1.     Don’t Inflate Your CVImage result for pen emoji

Okay, if you actually are multi-lingual and can speak Danish, Dutch and French like a native– go ahead and put that down on your resume. That’s amazing and your CV will catch your recruiter’s attention.

If you don’t speak those languages, no worries. Just focus on the ones you do! Same way, if you’re not a black belt in Tae-kwon do, don’t say that you are on your resume! Do you know what happens after you lie on your CV?

Bottom line: be your real self and don’t embellish your CV with skills that you don’t have. Hey, we love you just the way you are!

  1.     Exclude Irrelevant Skills

If the job that you’re applying for requires computer literacy, and that’s something you’re good at, highlight it clearly on your CV.  We recommend to just stick to the skill set given in the job description and to not overshare other irrelevant skills.

You got this in the bag!

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