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October 2011

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.