E09 – The 8 Worst CV Mistakes That Could Cost You a Job

It takes recruiters less than 7 seconds to decide whether your CV will be moved on to the next stage of the recruiting process, or whether it will be thrown to the proverbial bin. Needless to say, a well-formatted and well-articulated resume is a real must in order to secure the job you want! But many candidates still underestimate the weight of the CV in the recruiting process, and they often have to learn that the hard way!

That’s why I’d like to dive a little deeper into the 8 worst CV mistakes you could possibly make in the format and in the content of your CV. And of course: I’ll talk you through how you can successfully avoid them. As a little extra, I’d also like to provide you with 4 “bonus” mistakes! Those errors aren’t talked about as often, but they can negatively impact your credibility just the same!

Episode Timestamps

00:00Intro 01:17Is it called Resume or CV? 02:41Why are CV still a thing? 05:24Mistakes in the Format (style, length & order) 11:28Mistakes in the Content (typos, buzzwords & platitudes) 18:00Easter Egg Mistakes (picture, email, filename, fileformat) 23:45Summary
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