CV blunders, mistakes can harm job prospects, tips to prepare good CV – Bio-Data to get jobs
Hyderabad: CV or bio-data or resumes of a candidate is most important element to introduce yourself to the company that you want to join. Most people, ignores key pointers while preparing their bio-data. For any human resource manager, your bio-data is the first source to know about you. If you prepare CV-bio-data with proper care and error free, you chances to get in to the job is one step ahead. TeamLease, Country’s largest staffing company recently conduct a survey on most commonly done mistakes while preparing the resumes.
Here are the some details on CV blunders that can seriously harm job prospects
– TeamLease Study lays stress on the pressing need of error-free resume for candidates to be taken seriously.
– More than 90% of the 500 CVs selected randomly by TeamLease had some or the other form of error (grammatical, spelling, typo, etc).
– Assessment, training and grooming very important to ready candidates for the corporate world
TeamLease Services, India’s largest staffing company, today shared the findings of a study on “CV Blunders” to lay stress on the increasing need of error-free communication while presenting one’s credentials, qualifications and merits.
TeamLease analysed more than 500 resumes across different levels, job profiles and industries over the month of July 2009 and found that more than 90% of it had some or the other form of error (grammatical, spelling, typo, etc).
“Candidates today are trying to make their resumes different and impressive, so that they stand out. In the process, they end up making major blunders. It is often funny, but the situation is sad and points to the grim reality of poor resume writing. A badly written resume ends up in the dustbin, completely knocking out the candidate’s chance of getting a job,” says Ms Surabhi Mathur-Gandhi, General Manager, Permanent Staffing, TeamLease Services.
Some bloopers from different CVs
ü Areas of Strength: My background to date has been centered on grooming myself as a well-rounded person.
ü Notice Period: Minimum Two (1) Month.
ü I am Quietly forceful, original and sensitive.
ü Languages Known: English (Good), Malayalam (Native), Hindi and Tamil
ü Career Objective: Seeking a final placement in any organization to utilize the plethora of skills I have developed during my whole career
ü Family details: Father – Death
ü I laugh easily, but do not suffer fools gladly. I expect the same effort from others as I give myself.
ü Objective: To consistently develop by learning and sharing skills with a focus on the ultimate objective in order to achieve higher goals in conjunction with the growth of the organization and to set a name and be recognized in the industry.
ü Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ü Profile: To prepare the whole film production plane and financing plane.
ü FILM PRODUCTION: Hindi Future Film “Aapka Saathi”, Hindi Future Film “Yeh Kaynath“,
ü Weakness: Fresher
ü Interests: Open to learn, make others laugh & feel happy, enjoys the nature.
ü Call support executive: My key role is to handle customer queries. I have extensive experience in solving capabilities and have the ability to satisfy client.
ü Biography: Marital Status – Yes
ü Summary : I have lazy guy i wont wake up early in the morning in call centre means there will be shifts i will be thinking abt work only more i can wake up soon i like to work in night shits more
ü Pubic Relations with various people for the project like the consultants and the society members
ü Sailing the computer’s accessories of different company
ü Address: Near Majjas Bust stand, Kalpataru estate, Andheri East, Mumbai
ü To always spread positively within the branch and reduce the grape vine.
ü Follow full cycle – identify and partner with the client, secure a job opportunity then source the appropriate talent pool, massage the interview process through hiring negotiations and close the project including final payment collection
ü Marital Status: Marriage
“The situation worsens when candidates make silly mistakes due to sheer oversight and sometimes overconfidence. A CV is the first piece of information about a candidate that reaches the potential recruiter. It is always advisable to have one’s bio-data proof read and checked by professionals, or someone proficient in English,” adds Surabhi.
The study was conducted on various resumes received from different cities, across industries and levels. The study observed that resumes are being written in great haste, and no attention is paid to detail. Also, candidates in an attempt to impress are going overboard, making a mockery of their bio-data. The study goes on to state that many candidates do not realize that a poorly written resume is severely affecting their job prospects, as companies generally do not share the reasons behind rejection.
“Proper assessment, skilling, training and grooming are the need of the hour. Candidates need to be made “job ready” and training to present themselves better through verbal and non-verbal communication will go a long way in shaping their career,” says Surabhi.