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Sentences in your CV lowering your chances to be chosen

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ခ်ိတ္ဆြဲရန္စာတန္း: Cv phrases cliches similarities weaknesses focus job



Looking for a stunning CV?

There are a lot of CVs requiring similar skillsets, that is why CVs can often end up looking like virtual replicas of one another, making the hiring process more difficult (and more disturbing) for companies to really make a good choice. And much of it actually depends on overreliance on the same old stock phrases.

So when you’re writing your CV it is important to avoid these lines.

Here are 5 tips on what you should do to come out of the crowd.

 

1. ‘ I don’t have much experience in…’

Do not apologize for anything in your resume.

It shows a lack of confidence in your ability to do the job. It also emphasises your shortcomings. You should focus on what skills you actually do have.

If it’s a skill or qualification that is essential for the job you’re applying for. Apologising isn’t going to persuade the employer to consider you.

You should focus on what you can offer in a role, not what you can’t.

What you should do: Focus on what skills and experience you have that make you a good fit, and draw attention to those instead. Be positive, confident, and sure of your abilities – and companies will be too.

 2. ‘I’m very good at multi-tasking’

Multi-tasking is important for almost every role in every company.

Unfortunately, this has led to a phrase which has been so overused in CVs, that it’s probably lost all meaning to employers.

Think of relevant examples of when you’ve put your multi-tasking skills to the test, and how they’ve been employed to benefit the business.

It’s all about how you say it – not just about what you say.

 

What you should do: Talk about any tasks you’ve done that exemplify your multitasking skills, and use them to quantify your claims (i.e. how you managed multiple tasks to achieve a successful outcome – and what the outcome actually was). This way, you’re avoiding the clichéd phrase that almost everyone has in their CV. 

3. ‘I’m a team player and I also work well alone’

Chances are, you’ll be good in a group and working individually. Most people are.

However, the real problem with this phrase isn’t the fact that it’s notoriously overused, it’s that it doesn’t really say a lot. 

What you should do:  Demonstrate a time where you’ve proved your success of working in a team, or how you’ve completed tasks independently. It’ll sound much better than the generic wording, not to mention represent your skills more accurately.

4. ‘I’m a perfectionist’

Even if you genuinely are a perfectionist, in reality, nothing is perfect – especially in the workplace. If an employer reads about your obsession with perfection in your CV, they may be left wondering how you’d really react when things don’t go to plan.

Either that, or you’re trying to pretend you have no real weaknesses, other than your pursuit of greatness. Which, unfortunately, is something recruiters can spot a mile off. 

What you should do: Be honest. If you give recruiters enough of your skills, achievements, and experience, they’ll be able to make an informed decision on what you’re really like. And never, ever bring up weaknesses on your CV. Save that for the interview…

 

 5. ‘I’m a people man/woman’

Although this attribute is incredibly important attribute to have for a number of jobs (particularly customer facing ones), it’s a bad idea to include it in your CV.

Additionally, it’s likely that your CV will be sent to someone in HR, and members of this industry notoriously dislike this phrase – so not only will you be using an overused line, you’ll also risk mildly irritating the person with the power to move your application further.

 

What you should do: Don’t be afraid to demonstrate your ‘people skills’, but display them in a way that effectively describes your communication skills, customer service experience. Proven track and examples of successful interactions and good relationships with colleagues or customers will always work in your favor.


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