Senior executives reveal CV annoyances

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 by

Ever applied for a job and not heard back? Maybe your CV is what is holding you back… The worst CV error is a spelling or grammatical mistake, according to a survey of 600 employees and senior executives conducted by research firm YouGov for GSM London, with 87% conceding that they find it annoying. Unsurprisingly, conciseness is treasured, with 46% finding lengthy CVs frustrating, while 26% were opposed to short CVs. 44% were put off by a CV that was too nformal or casual, while 29% were not keen on a CV that contained too much information. 74% would not consider CVs that were missing key information, which correlates with a report earlier in the year that discovered a third of CVs contained discrepancies.