10 Mistakes To Avoid While Preparing Your CV

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is your personal brochure. It gives you an opportunity to feature all the aspects that make you the perfect choice for a university. Although its role may not be as significant as when applying for a job (due to a number of other variables), it still is a very important document in your application. In this video, we list some of the common mistakes made by the candidates in preparing their CV. We hope you take the hints and avoid making the same mistakes while preparing yours.

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Irrelevant Information

1. Including Irrelevant Personal Information
2. Don’t include details such as your religion, political preferences, height

2

Masking Important Information

1. Important Information must be easy to find at a single glance
2. Think about the design of your CV and ways you can bring important details in CV

3

Being Too Vague

1. Be specific with the details of your academic and job profile

4

Lying Or Manipulation

1. Lying Or Manipulation Of The Truth
2. Honesty and authenticity are the hallmarks of a good CV

5

Improper Modification

1. Going On Too Long Or Cutting Things Too Short
2. Your CV should be as short as possible, typically not exceeding two pages

6

Unprofessional Photograph

1. Including Unprofessional Photograph
2. Use a recent professional photograph taken in a studio

7

Excessively Flashy

1. Making The CV Excessively Flashy
2. Use simple font and basic formatting, and do not use any color other than black

8

A Hazy Introduction

1. Your introduction should be to the point and accurately sums up to the need

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Including References

1. Don’t waste any space on your CV with lengthy references

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Incorrect Contact Information

1. Make sure you have spelled the email address and phone number correctly

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

- Helen Keller