Making a CV as good as it can possibly be is essential for graduates looking to get a job, a recruitment specialist has stated.
Bad spelling and grammar can be major bugbears for employers
looking to recruit, according to Antoinette Stevenson from
recruitment firm Westaff.
Ms Stevenson claims that CVs are like shop windows and should be
"well thought out and creative" as they are the first step towards
getting an interview.
However, she also claims that CVs littered with mistakes and
inaccuracies are a sure-fire way to be turned down by potential
Speaking to local press in Worcester, Ms Stevenson said: "Take a
candidate who states they have excellent attention to detail.
"An employer who finds a raft of spelling mistakes or errant
apostrophes is likely to have concerns about ability when it comes
to performing a written function on behalf of his or her
Ms Stevenson has stated that there are a number of key elements
that need to be taken into account when creating the perfect
These include ensuring you have included contact details, made sure
data is up-to-date, not overloaded the document with unnecessary
information and kept its style and presentation professional.
What are these?
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