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CV Typos

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Being April it may be appropriate to say there are not only April Fools out there but real fools. Making a grammatical or spelling error on your CV can have unnecessary effects.
Corinne Mills, career management spokesperson for Monster, reveals a few interesting CV clangers.

The mistakes included:
“As security guard my job is to pervert unauthorised people from coming onto the site.”

“My job involved processing clams.”

“My interests include cooking dogs and interesting people.”

“I was responsible for dissatisfied customers.”

“I relieved the conference manager”

“I am a prooficient typist.”

“I was responsible for fraudulent claims.”

This may have actually been an effort to tempt an employer: “While working in this role, I had intercourse with a variety of people.”

And lastly, probably the worst CV mistake of all is admitting a falling out with not just one, but several bosses: “Left last four jobs only because the managers were completely unreasonable.”

She concluded: “These mistakes were all made by job seekers applying for professional, in some cases high-level positions. The moral of this story is that it doesn’t matter how well-qualified you are, badly written CVs mean closed doors.”

Do not make mistakes on your CV.

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