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Lazy CVs destroy job seekers’ chances of landing dream jobs

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13:30 PM | 20 July 2017
by Tijen Butler
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Job seekers aren’t landing jobs because they don’t spend enough time on their CV.

Many people will tailor the cover letter and leave the CV untouched because it’s generalised for their field anyway. This is a mistake, as the CV should also be edited to fit the role’s requirement specifically.

Two thirds of careers advisers say that if you don’t do this, you will be rejected.

According to the National Careers Service, over 60% of careers advisers say spelling mistakes are too common in CVs, and results in a failed application.

“A CV is an applicant's shop window.”

Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service, said: "People know they are making mistakes, but they are not spending enough time on making sure their CV is fit for purpose."

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