Top CV Don’ts from YouGov

  • Last updated 08 Aug 2016


Survey giant YouGov were commissioned by GSM London to poll a load of important people and bring you the major don’ts of CV writing.

A huge 87% said spelling and grammatical mistakes are annoying, placing it top of the list of options given ahead of factors such as poor CV design and including too much personal information.

Here’s the full list of what senior decision makers found annoying, so you don’t fall at the first employment hurdle:

Top 10 CV Don’ts

Spelling and/ or grammatical mistakes – 87%

Incorrect information (eg. wrong contact name) – 76%

Key information missing – 74%

Too long – 46%

Tone too informal/ casual – 44%

Poor design (eg. font and layout) – 39%

Too much personal information such as hobbies – 29%

Too short – 26%

Irrelevant experience or education – 24%

Image of the applicant – 13%

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