Why 90% of CVs get rejected?


You apply for many jobs but never get a call for an interview from any company. Have you ever wondered what could be wrong? If there is a job opening, surely, they will hire someone but every time, you miss out on the opportunity.

A professional HR executive takes a deep look at the reasons why 90% of CVs get rejected and he identifies “Non-professional CV” as a prime reason. Here is what you are missing.

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Here is what you probably are ignoring in your CV.

1. Most CVs talk about skills but very few speak about experiences, which is why you need a cover letter. Only one in ten CVs actually have a cover letter.

2. Every third CV we see has typos in it. MS Word has a spell check available, please use it. Many CVs are rejected because they are poorly written. Even at senior levels, we find issues.

3. When applying for a job, the CV & cover letter need to be modified for every job description. Most people click the apply button, thinking that the company will select them for what they have done.

4. Applying without reading the job description. This is the most common reason, folks apply to every job they see, thinking if there is an opening they may get a chance for an interview call.

5. Gold plating of CVs is great to get an interview call, but you also need to have the skills stated in the CV. Most of the time we find, people write they know everything on their CV, but the reality is different.

6. Spend time writing your CV, don’t outsource it. It is one of the most important parts of your candidature. You should be writing your own story. No one knows it better than you. Do research when you are writing your CV.

What do you think about these mistakes? I would love to know your thoughts.

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