15 Things You Must Not Include In Your CV

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15 Things You Must Not Include In Your CV

 

By: Ethelbert Umeh

Your CV is your marketing tool; the first impression the recruiter and employer has about you.

Most Job Seekers focus on what to include in their CV, while neglecting things to omit therein. Including irrelevant details can hurt your chances of getting shortlisted.

So, here are 15 things you must not include in your CV:

  1. Irrelevant Job Experience
  2. Physical Description ( e.g. image)
  3. Physical Address
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Sexual Orientation
  6. Marital Status
  7. References
  8. No of Children
  9. Fluff, Meaningless Introductions
  10. Badly Formatted CV
  11. Spelling, Punctuations and Grammatical Errors
  12. Religion
  13. Parentage / Spouse
  14. Social Security / National Identification Number, and
  15. Unexplained Gaps in Employment

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NB: The only condition to include any of them is, if they were specifically asked by the recruiter.

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