21. Having a CV that is too long
The candidate thinks “I better write down every single thing I’ve ever done so the employer can see it all, maybe it will be relevant”.
The employer thinks “4 page CV? I’ve not got the time to read that, on to the next”.
You can genuinely harm your chances of progressing an application by having a CV that is too long.
GetReskilled Top Tips:
A short and highly tailored CV will be much more impactful to a hiring manager who’s looking through dozens of CVs for a given role. By carefully choosing what’s most relevant, you make that information much easier to find. No one is searching through pages and pages of CV to try to find evidence that you fit the bill.
Ideally, a 2 page CV that is significantly tailored to that specific role is the best way of catching the attention of an employer. Have a look at this article for tips on how to keep your CV to 2 pages.