How NOT to write your CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Today, I want to show you a bad example of C.V. (Curriculum Vitae). When I wrote my CV, I used a good example of CV but I also used a bed example of CV, found on the net, just to know what not to write.
An example not to follow
Name: Eric Brown
Address: 99 Long Road, London, ENGLAND, CH68 1PP
Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1962
1995 to 2002
Parcel Man Delivery Company
Worked for a local firm that sends parcels all over the country. I am used to speaking to people on the phone and understanding where they want to send parcels in the country because I have done this job for nearly seven years now. I am responsible for information that I get off the sheets. I worked with a number of people in the office. I used the phone a lot.
1989 to 1994
BIG TRUCK LTD
I worked for a haulage company that used special software to plan routes. They went all over the country with different types of frozen foods that had to be collected according to the job sheets. Different lorries had different ways of working.1982 – 1992Royal MailI started of as a postman on a local round that used to deliver to many housing estates. After five years I got moved off the rounds and in to the sorting office on the automated sorting machine. I GOT trained on this for six weeks in Glasgow. I was also responsible for the robot.
Education: General School, SurreyGCE O Levels. English Language. English Literature. Mathematics
Hobbies: Five a side football with the team from the local pub. Fishing and Golfing with my son.
First of all, the CV is not easy to read, there’s a bad spelling and a poor formatting. Secondly, in the Work History, “I” is used a lot of time that suggest much more opinion rather than fact. Then, while talking about Education, is better to try to be more impressive and precise.
Finally, it’s better to create the category Hobby and Interests, instead of Hobbies, giving more information about the personality.
Surely, after receiving this CV, the company sent to Eric a letter turning him down.