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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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