Follow this simple rule to avoid making the biggest CV mistake
If you send your CV to an employer without following this simple rule, you are making a huge mistake – and the likely outcome will be that your application is put straight on the ‘no’ pile!
Here’s how to avoid making one of the most common and biggest mistakes made when writing a CV…
Avoid making spelling and grammatical errors with this simple tip
All of us are familiar with the ‘spell checker’ on our word processing application, and without it we would probably end up with a CV containing numerous mistakes. However, did you know that even after you’ve used it there could be many mistakes still present?
The problem with the spell checker is that although it does a great job of removing most if not all of the mistakes sometimes, it can however still leave some and it’s important to remember that the spell checker can sometimes get certain words mixed up. For example, words like – their, there, where, were – are often confused by the spell checker.
Also, you may find that the spell checker wants you to consider revising a particular sentence that could be perfectly fine, and if you agree to revise it you could be creating a mistake that wasn’t already there. The spell checker also won’t be able to fully correct every single sentence to ensure it reads correctly, so it’s important to re-read everything you write and don’t completely trust the checker.
Use a real person to check your CV
There is of course nothing wrong with using the spell checker, and we do advise that once you’ve finished typing a draft of your CV that you should use it. However, in order to ensure that your CV is completely void of mistakes you should use someone else to check it.
First of all you need to thoroughly check the CV yourself to ensure you are happy there are no spelling mistakes and that your grammar is correct and professional. Secondly, you should then approach someone who has experience in reading CV’s and hiring staff to check over your CV again.
Not only should you ask a professional to check your CV for spelling and grammar errors, you should also ask them to review your CV and ensure the content is professional and ready for sending to an employer.