CVS con­tain too many er­rors

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MOST job­seek­ers make spell­ing mis­takes in their CV a study sug­gests, hav­ing prob­lems with words such as “pro­fes­sional”.

Re­search by jobs site Adzuna in­di­cated that nine out of 10 CVS con­tain spell­ing er­rors or ty­pos.

An anal­y­sis of 20,000 CVS re­cently sub­mit­ted to Adzuna found that al­most two out of three had five or more er­rors, such as adding un­nec­es­sary apos­tro­phes.

Other com­monly mis­spelt words in­cluded li­ais­ing, said Adzuna.

Women were more likely to dou­ble-check spell­ing, the study in­di­cated.

An­drew Hunter, of Adzuna, said: “A good CV should suc­cinctly show off em­ploy­ment his­tory, ed­u­ca­tion and key skills, but it should also be flaw-free.”

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