Errors on candidates' CVs, more than lateness, informal dress or swearing, are a deterrent to employers looking for new hires, according to research.
Job seekers are being rejected by employers because of unnecessary errors on their CVs, a poll has shown.
Incorrect information and poor spelling and grammar on a CV are the most likely reason for companies to turn down potential employees, fish4jobs.co.uk discovered in a recent survey conducted among employers.
CV slip-ups are even worse blunders for job hunters to make than displaying tardiness, arriving in inappropriate clothing or swearing during the interview.
Candidates providing inaccurate personal details on their resumes, including spelling their own name or the company's name incorrectly, have been reported by 67 per cent of recruiters.
Joe Slavin, fish4jobs' chief executive, commented: "Just one error can mean the difference between being invited to an interview and losing several opportunities."
Around 47 per cent of employers have complained about the poor personal hygiene of candidates at job interviews, it has emerged in a recent study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
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