What elements should be avoided when writing a resume and CV?

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When crafting a resume and CV, it is crucial to avoid certain elements that can decrease from their effectiveness. Listed below are a few that are important.

1. Exclude Irrelevant Information.

2. Include focused and tailored summary or professional profile.

3. Always Proofread to avoid Typos and Grammatical Errors

4. Try to use a simple, professional email address.

5. Write original and impactful language to avoid Clichés and Overused Phrases.

6. Keep formatting consistent for a polished appearance.

7. Avoid lengthy resumes and CVs( Resume should be maximum 2 pages if you are experienced professional with 18+ years exp and CV shouldn’t be more than 3 pages )

8. Use clear, professional fonts at an appropriate size Minimum 9pt.

9. If possible Address gaps in employment history with a brief explanation.

10. Be truthful and accurate in presenting your skills and experience.(Try to always edit resume as per Job Description)

11. Avoid References listed on Resume.

You may increase your chances of writing a strong and memorable CV/ resume by avoiding these mistakes.

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