What Story does your CV tell?

Stories make a movie.

A storyline with plot holes and mistakes cannot translate into a movie that people will be eager to watch.

Likewise, to succeed in the world of work, there is the need to treat your career as a movie, and your CV as a story.

Your CV is the story that can get a potential employer interested in what you have to offer. 

Your story cannot contain errors or ‘holes’, else it will get discarded.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to go through common CV mistakes and how to overcome them!

Spelling mistakes and bad grammar

Your CV could have the best layout, with the best fonts but a single mistake could render all your hard work to waste. 

If you have mistakes on your CV, the employer will believe that you are not capable of a core business skill, ‘attention to detail’.

Asides spell checking your CV when you are done creating it, you should always get another person to review it on your behalf. This is because spell-checking doesn’t always spot all the errors and is generally unable to detect the misuse of incorrect words.

Another way to ensure your CV is free from errors is to read it aloud. If it doesn’t sound correct, it’s most likely that it won’t read very well either. 

Worried about the stress of creating a whole new CV? Not to worry.

25th and Staffing have recently launched a CV Generator, capable of generating that job-winning CV for you in just 5 minutes!

Visit cvg3.25thandstaffing.com to learn more.

Tune in next week for more tips on telling the perfect career story through your CV!

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