Top 10 Things NOT to Include on a CV

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  • Top 10 things NOTto include on a CV

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    Your CV should look professionaland business-like so don't clutterit with icons, fancy flourishes,borders and a variety of fonts.

    Don't include current orexpected salary details or other benefits on your CV.

    Coloured fonts should beavoided, only use black ink, anduse bold and italics sparingly.

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    Remember, most CVs get readby HR departments first. Theyneed to understand your CV'scontent.

    Hobbies

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    If your career is established,there is no need to include

    hobbies unless they are relevantto the role you're applying for..

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  • Top 10 things NOTto include on a CV

    Photographs

    Personal Info

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    Reasons for Leaving

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    Irrelevant Info

    Unless you're a model or anactor, applying for an overseasrole or you're specifically askedfor a photograph, do not includeone on your CV.

    It's nobody's business why youleft your last job so don't includethis on your CV.

    Due to the Data Protection Act, itis no longer necessary to include

    your age, DOB, marital status,nationality, etc. on a CV.

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    There are some things that justdon't need to be written on aCV. Only include positivedetails that enhance your CV.

    1st / 3rd Person

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    Don't use first or third person inyour CV, write it in a reportage

    style for maximum impact.

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