It can be incredibly easy to overlook spelling and grammar mistakes when checking through your CV, so here are some of the key things to watch out for…
One of the most common mistakes in a CV is the inclusion of unnecessary apostrophes.
GCSEs, A-Levels and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) don’t need apostrophes.
“It” should only be followed by an apostrophe as a contraction of “it is”.
If in doubt, try to avoid contractions.
Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings, so are easy to mix up.
Commonly mixed up words include:
If you’re unsure which spelling to use, look the word up to be certain of its meaning.
Simple spelling mistakes:
Writing a CV means using more formal language than you would use in everyday life, making it more likely that spelling mistakes will crop up.
Commonly misspelled words include:
As a final tip, mistakes can be more difficult to spot in your own writing, so make sure to ask a friend to proofread your CV before sending it off.