Top 10 Things NOT to Include on Your CV

There can be no denying the fact that we live in an increasingly tough world nowadays. Increasing populations across the world and rising rates of unemployment mean that more and more people are applying for the same types of jobs you are interested in. This means it is truly imperative for you to take the matter of your CV as seriously as possible. There are certain things that should not show up on a CV in order for it to be an effective reference piece, as opposed to a document that has the employer run in the other direction from you. The following are 10 things you should never include on your CV:

1) An objective that makes no sense or is completely insane:
A crazed objective will have the employer not take you seriously and in the end have your CV lying in the comfort of a rubbish bin.

2) Irrelevant job experience:
Having times of the past that you truly enjoyed is a nice memory to cherish.

If it has nothing to do with the job you are applying for, it’s best to leave it out and focus on the jobs that have direct experience with your current interest for work.

3) Achievements that are not exactly achievements:
Because you were the Secondary School Team Captain is not an achievement relevant to the job you are applying for! Professional achievements or even community service are notable achievements.

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