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7 Things You Mustn’t Mention In Your CV


It is funny, but true that anyone can not only mention important information in their CV, but also provide with unnecessary. So here are the main things for you to consider that should not be stated in your CV.

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1#1 – Information about general skills

The skills of using such programs as Word or Excel have become a norm a long time ago. So such information will not add any pluses to your resume and will not put you higher among other candidates.



#2 – Personal information

You must demonstrate your professional portrait to the employer, not the details of your personal life. So stating the information about your marital status or the information about your children is excessive.


2#3 – Foreign languages on the elementary or basic level

If you used to learn different foreign languages in your past, mention only those that you know on at least intermediate level. A long list of foreign languages, where you know only a couple of words and phrases speaks to your potential employer only about your inability to focus and finish your tasks – in this case, leading your foreign language skills to the higher level.



#4 – Described experience in details, which is 10 years old

“Old” experience only takes the space in your CV. It’s better to restrict yourself with the small description of the company you worked for and with your key responsibilities only.


3#5 – Your email carrying ‘funny’ name

When sending a CV you should state your personal email in contact information. The name of your email address should contain your name, surname, or initials. Nor your working email or the funny one like “kitty123” will be alright. In case you don’t have a ‘normal’ email, it won’t take you much time to create such.



#6 – Experience, taken from your job description

When describing your experience, don’t focus on a general description of your position, but on concrete achievements inside the company and the tasks you performed. This is how you can show your potential employer what you can do and what your strong sides are.

#7 – Links that do not work

If you want to add a link to your CV (for example, it can be a link to your LinkedIn profile, web-site or portfolio of your projects), check it before sending. Check if you have copied and typed the address, if the link is current and if it’s possible to get to your profile by following this link.

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