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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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17The seven deadly CV sins

Sometimes best practice is about the things we do; sometimes it’s more about the things we don’t do…

The biggest CV sin is probably to bore the pants off the reader, but there are plenty of other pitfalls awaiting the inattentive amongst us.

When we go in search of these pitfalls, do we find that the traditional seven deadly sins – Pride, Avarice, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony and Sloth – hold any lessons for the modern-day CV writer? Maybe, but some are admittedly more tenuous than others.

PRIDE

Pride can lead us to overstate our abilities. So, don’t go describing your IT skills as ‘excellent’ when you know little more than how to turn on your PC. Equally, don’t enclose a photo because you’re damn good-looking, ...

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