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Offline Mishkatul Tamanna

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What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« on: April 19, 2015, 11:30:32 PM »
One survey of employers found the following mistakes were most common
•   Spelling and grammar 56% of employers found this
•   Not tailored to the job 21%
•   Length not right & poor work history 16%
•   Poor format and no use of bullets 11%
•   No accomplishments 9%
•   Contact & email problems 8%
•   Objective/profile was too vague 5%
•   Lying 2%
•   Having a photo 1%
Choose a sensible email address!
One survey found that 76% of CVs with unprofessional email addresses are ignored. Here are some (modified) graduate email addresses that you should NOT emulate!
o   death_metal_kitty@hotmilk.com
o   demented_bovine@gnumail.com
o   so_kiss_me@hotmilk.com
o   platypus_mcdandruff@gnumail.com
o   busty-beth@gnumail.com
o   flockynockyhillipilification@gnumail.com
o   virgin_on_the_ridiculous@hotmilk.com
o   yourmywifenowgraham@gnumail.com
o   original_madcow_jane@gnumail.com
o   circle-of-despair@gnumail.com
o   rage_against_the_trolley_fish@mail.com
o   sexylikewoaaaah@hotmilk.com

•   Others 3% (listing all memberships, listing personal hobbies, using abbreviations)

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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 10:45:30 AM »
Thanks for sharing..
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General Educational Department
Daffodil International University

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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 02:37:03 PM »
Thanks for the post
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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 04:05:51 PM »
informative and interesting as well
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Dept. of Natural Science
Daffodil Int. University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 12:10:33 PM »
Thanks for the post

Offline Reza S. H.

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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 02:07:43 PM »
Well, people in Bangladesh are too reluctant to print the pic in photo paper, as it is expensive. They depend more on Nilkhet print of pics and that's why get their CVs thrown out at the very first stage.

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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 10:49:22 PM »
Important Post.............
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Department of Real Estate
Facuty of Business & Entrepreneurship
Daffodil International University

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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 06:19:41 PM »
All we should be more careful to prepare our CV because it is the first process that the company differentiate you from others by your CV.
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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 04:10:20 PM »
Important Posting indeed.........................
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Department of Real Estate
Facuty of Business & Entrepreneurship
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Re: What mistakes do candidates make on their CV?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 03:58:29 PM »
Informative post.