If you are struggling to land job interviews, then your CV is probably letting you down.
Without an impressive CV, you will fail to capture the attention of recruiters, and ultimately you will not get shortlisted for roles.
With an average of 250 CVs being received for every vacancy; it’s easy to understand how just one mistake can ruin your chances of success.
So when writing your CV, ensure that you are not making any of these common mistakes that scare recruiters and keep your name off the shortlist for roles.
1. Not doing your research
One of most damaging CV mistakes you can make, actually happens before you start writing your CV; and that is failing to research the needs of your target employers.
Without knowing the skills and knowledge that are required for the roles you are applying for, it’s impossible to know what to include in your CV
Without proper employer research, you will be using guesswork as the foundation of your CV which will set you up to fail from the start.
Prior to writing your CV, browse through plenty of relevant job adverts and make a list of the candidate requirements that appear most frequently. When you understand exactly what employers are looking for, you will know exactly what to include in your CV.
Ensure that the most sought-after skills are made prominent in your CV, so that recruiters can instantly see that you are a suitable candidate.
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