James Rice, Head of Digital Marketing at WikiJob on:
Five things never to put on your CV
Writing or updating your CV takes a lot of effort, so you’d probably be surprised how little time graduate employers take to assess whether you might be the right candidate.
Five minutes? One minute?
Try six seconds. This is a field where first impressions count for everything, and where mistakes or a lack of professionalism can make the difference between the in-tray and the discard pile. Often those errors are seemingly trivial ones that you may not realise are what’s behind your application getting rejected.
Make sure your CV passes the six-second test by ensuring these five things never appear on it:
- Your life story or too much personal info.