Writing a curriculum vitae is not ideal for most of us. What we and when I say we I mean most people is that we try to jumble things up into one document or god forbid, we try to be funny.

What this does is that it distorts your key points of what makes you tick as a candidate. The potential employer see’s these as too much information especially if it it’s not well arranged and in chronological order.

What is the most likely CV mistakes that could be hindering your job search?

Incomprehensible/Trying to be Funny Objective

We’ve all heard how a concise career objective gives you an edge in your application. This does not necessarily mean that anything will do. I order for it to work, you need to cultivate a good narrative of your career journey, how you’ve been able to be where you are today, this applies to skills, competencies and key knowledge around your field.

10 Examples : What it shouldn’t look like
One that focuses on money, benefits, low pressure etc. Anything that reads along this lines should not be included.

“Looking forward to earning more than 200K a year at your company.”

“My position will have pleasant surroundings, a reasonable salary, low pressure, not require me to bring work home and good benefits.”

“I would like to work for a company that is very lax when it comes to time keeping.”

“I want a regular eight-hour job until I find a goal for what my life should be.”

“Anything, please.” – terrible, don’t you agree?

“My dream job would be as a Market Leader, but since I can’t do that, I’ll settle on being an accountant.”

“I don’t like my work or my boss. I need to find a new boss. Maybe you could be the one!”

“My objective is to get married and have three kids.”

“I want a regular eight-hour job until I find a goal for what my life should be.”

“To secure a job or career.”

Example 2: What it should look like
Focused, clear and precise and if I may add, it should be truthful.

“Devoted, hard-working Sales Professional with expertise in sales management and support. Established ability to organize and streamline systems, improve efficiency, and build effective sales teams. Recognized for interpersonal skills, reliability, and commitment to the company’s overall objectives.”

Or something along this lines

“An inventive individual with a proven track record in implementing successful marketing strategies, boosting organic traffic, and improving search engine rankings seeks a position of Digital Strategist Associate at company KLM to maximize brand awareness and revenue through integrated marketing communications.”

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