I think the interview is the vital part to get a job; however, if you do not have a proper CV, you may not have the chance to be interviewed at all 🙂 Recently, I have discovered a very funny infographic explaining the most common CV mistakes in a hilarious way! The creator of this colorful infographic is careerjourney.co.uk. They highlight very important points that all of us should pay attention as translators/interpreters because CVs are the basic images of you and your work experiences. Here is how we can avoid little mistakes that may affect our future career:
1- Spelling Mistakes: Everybody is under the risk of making spelling mistakes- even if you use a language well.
2- Typos: Let’s blame it on the keyboard and double check what we write!
3- Lack of Specifics: Do not generalize what your job is- go into details as much as possible!
4- Leaving out Important Information: You should provide every communication channel you have!
5- Visually Too Cluttered: There are hundreds of good CV examples on internet. Keep it simple and tidy!
6- Incorrect Contact Information: This may explain why no employers call you back!
7- Layout, Design and Content Mistake: Getting a job is a serious milestone of your life, so your CV should be more or less formal!
8- Lies: Do not lie because if you get the job, your employer may be dissappointed with you!
9- Irrelevant Info: Nobody is interested in your phobias or irrelevant abilities!
10- Mentioning Why You Have Left Your Current Job: It may create some misunderstandings. Just leave it in the past!
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