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The CV Book 2nd edn, 2nd Edition by James Innes

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Chapter 14

How to avoid them!

I have seen many thousands of CVs, covering pretty much every possible kind of job, and the difference in them is vast. However, the same common mistakes crop up time and time again. Too many jobseekers miss out on their dream job because of a small number of easily avoided blunders.

Some of the mistakes that people make when writing a CV are very obvious and others are much more subtle. The CV Centre has conducted a comprehensive analysis of over 2,500 CVs to derive a ‘top 15’. In this chapter, I will list these 15 most common CV writing mistakes and refer you back to previous chapters where necessary, both to explain why they are a mistake and also to explain how to avoid them.

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