CV Writing And 7 Common Mistakes
Resume is an instrumental document in a job application. Here you provide vital information regarding your qualification and previous work experience. With the emergence of internet, it has become matter of seconds for employers to find potential employees for a position. So they have range of applications to choose from. In this cut-throat job competition, the only that land you a job is a well-written CV or resume. Unfortunately, there are number of job applicants who do not make it to the interview due to poorly written CV. In this article, I will tell you some common CV writing mistakes that you must avoid in order to get an interview call, here they are:
1. Never lie about anything in your CV. Do not mention qualification or achievement to attract readers. Employers have the accessibility to the concerned authorities to verify your information. Writing false information might also involve you in legal matters in case you are hired and later found in the offence. So you will only regret in the end.
2. Mostly employers are reviewing job applications through internet, so they do not have much attention span to read through every detail of your CV. Therefore you must not include unnecessary or irrelevant information in a resume. Only write about information that is relevant with the job requirements.
3. Do not discuss your salary in a CV. You should hold it back to negotiate on other matters of your job. For example, if you are supposed to work at night shift which you are not comfortable with; then you might demand more salary in the interview session.
4. Never place a photo on a CV. You will be only gauged on the basis of your competence and experience, so your physical appearance will not matter much.
5. Avoid making your CV a piece of art. Using embellishments or assorted colors will only annoy the employer and he will take not much time to discard your CV in the dustbin. He will not be bothered about the fact that you are an amateur painter; rather he will only be concerned about your skills for the concerned job.
6. Do not include personal information. Information like your age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation etc must be avoided. Only write information that includes your name, mobile number, email address in the CV.
7. Do not include reference(s) on a resume unless it is required by the employer. Even in this case, you must inform the concerned reference(s) that you are using his name and position details. Failure to abide by these norms is unethical and might annoy your reference(s).