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CVs are let down by bad grammar

Most IT employees' CVs are rejected by potential employers because of simple mistakes, such as poor grammar, according to recruitment consultant Eurobase People.

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Most IT employees' CVs are rejected by potential employers because of simple mistakes, such as poor grammar, according to recruitment consultant Eurobase People.

The consultant estimates that 60% of the 60,000 IT CVs it receives in a year would be rejected by employers because of avoidable errors.

Eurobase People's sales and marketing director, Tom Fagan, said, "Sadly it's often the most highly qualified candidates whose CVs are poorly constructed."

The most frequently made mistakes are poor grammar, punctuation and spelling. Other errors include listing irrelevant experience, including too much or not enough information, failing to mention achievements in previous jobs and poor layout.

 

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