The CV spelling howlers that are ruining your candidate's chances

The CV spelling howlers that are ruining your candidate's chances

Spelling is just one of those little things that can transform an otherwise good CV into an extremely bad one. Every recruiter knows the pain of seeing ‘their’ written when the candidate means ‘there’, or a ‘to’ or even a ‘two’ when they clearly mean ‘too’.

And research from Adzuna has found these little errors have crept into more than nine in 10 CVs, with over 60% of CVs littered with five or more mistakes. Only 1,134 CVs out of the 20,000 analysed were fault free, equal to less than six per cent.

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