The job market's tough at the moment, we get that. So if you do want work, you're going to have to try damn hard to get it, and make sure that CV sparkles like a dream. Or, if you're feeling particularly self-sabotage-y, you could fall over every failure hurdle imaginable and create something so awful, they could sense it from space. That's up to you. But if you do want to get the job, it's gonna take a lot more than a few sentences of (mostly true) bragging to make it happen. Employers look at a lot of CVs. If you think you're the only one applying, think again; even that rubbish collector job at the bottom of your list will be competed for. If you really want to make an impression, you have to avoid those awful mistakes that will get you thrown out of the running before anyone reads the second page. You have to edit like there's no tomorrow. It can sometimes feel a bit boggling, trying to figure out what exactly a good CV comprises. But fear not! We've compiled a brief list of the worst mistakes you could possible make while assembling a CV, to ease the stress. If you're genuinely looking to make a bit of money, these are the unwritten rules of impressing the hiring team.
10. Lack Of Contact Information
You would think it to be the most obvious mistake, yet so many people get this wrong. If you accidentally mistype your phone number, there's no point reading the rest of this list. Triple check the contact section! When an employer gets a wrong number, they won't get the phone book out to look you up. It's also important that you use appropriate contact information. If your email address is Heisenberg313@gmail.com, you might want to think about starting a new account. Here at WhatCulture, we can appreciate a healthy love of Breaking Bad...but a potential employer might not.
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