CV Guide

Proof reading your CV

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 7:48 pm

CV stands for curriculum vitae, which is Latin for ‘course of life’. It is essentially a document in which you are trying to sell yourself by telling a potential employer what skills and experience you have that makes you the ideal candidate for a job position they have available.

When writing a CV it can be hard to know where to start, how much detail to go in to and how long it should be. There are many websites that will offer you free guidance on writing a CV and even give you downloadable templates to use. These can be a great starting point but there is always something vitally important to remember… Proof reading!

You may be surprised how many CV’s are sent to employers that contain a number of mistakes. Some are spelling mistakes but a lot also contain mistakes in the contact details making it impossible for the employer to contact you if they are interested in you attending an interview. These mistakes can put employers off immediately as they may think that if you cannot take the time to re-read your CV then you may put the effort in to your work.

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