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:
- Irrelevant Job Experience
- Physical Description ( e.g. image)
- Physical Address
- Date of Birth
- Sexual Orientation
- Marital Status
- No of Children
- Fluff, Meaningless Introductions
- Badly Formatted CV
- Spelling, Punctuations and Grammatical Errors
- Parentage / Spouse
- Social Security / National Identification Number, and
- 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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