Poor spelling and grammar are one of the most common CV mistakes and you may be surprised by just how much it can put employers off. If you’re looking for CV tips then number 1 is to get your spelling and grammar right!
According to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), around half of all CVs that recruiters receive have spelling or grammatical errors. These are most commonly made by 21-25-year-olds and surprisingly graduates are twice as likely to make mistakes when compared with those who did not attend university.
So you made a small mistake on your CV, what’s the big deal?
Many employers are put off by spelling and grammatical CV mistakes. These are just some of the conclusions they may make about you if your CV has errors.
- Your written communication is not good
- You don’t care about the job
- You have poor attention to detail
Small CV mistakes are often easy to miss. They can be especially difficult to spot when you have written a document yourself and this is where Grammarly can help.
Grammarly is a FREE online proofreading tool that can check your CV for grammar, punctuation, and style. It also features a contextual spelling checker which is where it really trumps your standard software.
Here at CareerExperts, we encourage all our writers to check their work using Grammarly to make sure our articles are error free.
Creating an account takes seconds and then you can upload your CV and easily correct any errors! Click below to try it yourself.
Let us know what you think of Grammarly by leaving a comment below. We hope it will help to make your CV a hit with employers!
Once you’ve perfected your CV, be sure to upload it to CV-Library so that employers can get in touch with you about relevant jobs!
Looking for more CV tips? Take a look at the job application section of our website.