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Why are accuracy and attention to detail important in a CV/resume?

Accuracy and attention to detail are vital in a CV/resume.

Spelling mistakes are guaranteed to ruin your chances of going further in most recruitment processes.

Very often a recruiter will reject a CV at the first sign of a spelling mistake and, to be fair, there's no excuse nowadays for anyone having these basic errors on their CVs.

Spellcheck is included in most word processing software so run it before you complete your CV.

However, beware.

Spellcheck is not foolproof; if a word actually exists - even if it is being used in the wrong context - it may not be flagged up as an error.

These are the most common errors not picked up automatically: -

Their => They're => There

Your => You're

Where => Wear => We're => Ware

Write => Right => Rite

Its => It's => Its'

...and there are many more.

The best advice to anyone writing their own CV is to check it thoroughly, go away and do something else for 5 minutes, then come back and check it again. Then give it to someone else to check.

If accuracy and attention to detail, or spelling and grammar are not your strengths, or if English is not your first or strongest language then either get a professional to write your CV for you or get one to check it for you.

Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Get a professional’s opinion on whether your CV gives enough compelling reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again.

If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your application will not be wasted!

Click on FREE Advice and Checking and not only receive a free, comprehensive report on the strength of your CV but also you can download free advice on how to write a CV.

These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV written or re-written - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.

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