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10 things to leave off your C.V.!

According to a recent study, 28% of executives say the CV or resume is where most job seekers make mistakes in the application process. But what exactly constitutes a mistake?

We talked with career coaches and resume writers to find ten gaffes that will guarantee that your resume never makes it past round one.

1. Unnecessary Details About Your Life

Just keep running and it'll be ok!

I keep thinking of those wonderful old Tom & Jerry cartoons. You know, the ones where Tom (the cat) is chasing Jerry (the mouse) and they go through fences (leaving cat or mouse shaped holes as appropriate), over houses, across roads and so on.

Eventually they come to a cliff, run straight off it, and keep running.

They only fall down when they lose belief and actually look down.

Parallel universes?

So where were you when you first heard the term "Credit crunch"?  For me the exact term wasn't used, but I remember very well when I first heard about potential future financial problems.  It was in August 2007, at least one year before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which is where most of us started to be badly affected.


Leaving candidates with a negative impression.

Over the past few years there seems to be a change in the candidate experience, and it isn’t a positive one.

Let’s forget for a moment the hundreds of applicants who apply for a particular position, with a small percentage of them qualified. The candidate experience is not going to be positive for the unqualified applicants, and that’s okay. If they had taken seriously the minimum qualifications listed on the job posting, they would have realized they didn’t have a chance. A quick "thanks but no thanks" email - job done.

New website "live" for a week - how did it go?

Well I am pleased to say that the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and many thanks to all those who have visited the site, made positive comments, suggested areas for improvement; and suggested subjects they would like to see covered.

The name of the game these days to promote a webs site is all about fresh, regularly updated and relevant content. We aim to have regular updates via the blog, articles of interest and of course, a steady flow of new vacancies.


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