Three Things You Must Check Before Sending Your CV

On Track Recruitment is dedicated to sourcing the best opportunities for full-time jobs Surrey. When applying to one of our vacancies, please ensure your CV is up to date, engaging and error free. So, before you send your CV, please make sure you take the time to double check the following:

Spelling and Grammar

At best, spelling and grammar mistakes are embarrassing, but when it comes to searching for full-time jobs Surrey, these mistakes may prohibit your application from being considered for an interview – particularly if you have included ‘attention to detail’ as one of your skills. It can be harder to spot spelling and grammar mistakes in your own work, as you know what you are trying to say, meaning that your brain will fill in the blanks and often skip over things, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to check your CV for you.

Formatting

CVs that look ‘all over the place’ in terms of formatting will mostly be seen as unprofessional and disregarded. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do anything fancy, just make sure that it is cohesive, legible and easy to follow. In other words, keep fonts, sizes, line heights, etc. consistent, and ensure that similar sub headings look the same; for example, if your first sub heading is bold 12pt, then all other subheadings should be the same (for example, do not let one become accidentally underlined or italicised instead). You can download many free online templates if you are struggling with this, and some word processing programmes offer their own too.

Correct Information

Whether it is your work history or contact information, this cannot be wrong. Your potential employer needs accurate information about you in order to properly process your application. Only then will they get back to you regarding interviews and possible employment. Inaccurate information about your past experience may appear deceitful, and wrong contact numbers could lead to you missing out on interviews, so check this all very carefully.

For a great selection of full-time jobs Surrey and Hampshire, be sure to visit On Track Recruitment’s job listings page, or visit us in person in our Farnham office. You can also contact us via telephone (01252 727887) or email. If you have any further questions, our team is always here to assist you.