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A potential employer will often make a snap judgement the second they read a CV and even the most qualified people can find themselves rejected if the CV fails to come up to scratch. So how can you give yours the edge? Do you know how to create a great CV? These 5 questions will assess your knowledge giving you a better chance of impressing prospective employers and improving your chance of securing the right role.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A single spelling / grammar mistake on a CV can stop employers from contacting you.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    With so many CVs coming into them, many employers use errors as a simple way to weed out the weaker candidates. If you can’t put in the time and effort to eliminate errors from your CV, they’re unlikely to trust you to perform well in the role.

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  • 2. 

    All CVs should follow the same format.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Although there are certain rules to formatting your CV, how you go about presenting your skills and achievements within a framework is up to you. Think about what the most important information for employers is and order your document accordingly.

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  • 3. 

    A CV should always be two pages long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Although this is the universally accepted length, if you don’t think you have enough to say, cutting down to one page is fine. However, if you’re going over two pages, you should look carefully at chopping out certain sections to make it easier to read for your target audience.

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  • 4. 

    You should include a link to your LinkedIn and Twitter account on your CV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employers often taking the time to go dig around the Internet to find out more about their applicants so take the hassle away and tell them where to go. Ensure that all social medias profile present you in a professional manner to potential employers.

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  • 5. 

    It's best to use full sentences and paragraphs throughout your CV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Seeing a CV that’s packed full of text is a big turn off for employers. One of the key skills in business is being able to pick out key information and display it in an absorbable format so show you can do this by using short, snappy bullet points.

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