CVs are a fawlty tower of mistakes
Most CVs contain basic spelling and grammar errors, a largescale study has revealed.
A review of 20,000 CVs submitted online found that nine in 10 of them had misspelt words, with only 1134 fault free.
A glaring five or more errors were discovered in 12,666 of those examined.
The adding of an apostrophe where people listed their GCSE results was written in 691 CVs, the analysis by recruitment search engine Adzuna.co.uk revealed, as people kept referring to their “GCSE’s”.
The grammatical mistake also affected KPIs — key performance indicators — 403 times, when used to describe previous employment successes. A-levels also frequently fell foul of the rule.
Words that are meant to highlight a prospective employee’s skills and aptitudes were often misspelt. “Experience” became “experiance” 62 times, followed by “responsibilities” and “professional” with 60 and 53 errors respectively. “Liaising” and “strategising” completed the top-five misspelled words found on CVs uploaded to the website’s analysis tool.