Revealed: Ten most common mistakes job hunters make on CVs and overused clichés that can put employers off
The average boss looks at a curriculum vitae for just three minutes while one in five make a decision on a candidate by gleaning it for under a minute, new research suggests.
Despite almost a quarter of candidates claiming they have excellent written communication skills, many of them fall foul of using worn clichés in their CVs, the survey of 2,000 from New College of the Humanities found.
The university-level college, founded by philosopher Professor AC Grayling, says nearly 500,000 graduates will flood the job market this month - but thousands will make silly mistakes on their CV, which... read more
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