The Bad CV Guide
The definitive don't list

  • Don’t apologise or mention anything negative.

    Always be positive, don’t be negative

  • Don’t use technical jargon, abbreviations or in-house terms.

    Remember the initial person reading your CV may not be from the intended department.

  • There is no need to mention your age, height, weight, religious/political preferences or even your salary expectations.

    Don’t ask about the salary, put please mention your own salary if asked about it, be honest and don’t exaggerate.

  • Photographs are unnecessary unless they have particularly asked for one

    If so, use a professional one as opposed to one you in a social situation, eg a nightclub etc.

  • A small font is not conducive to easy reading.

    Try and adopt a size 10-12.

  • Don’t cram everything onto one page.

    Consider taking advantage of white space. You want to make it easy and enjoyable for the employer/recruiter to read.