Spell it right on the CV

Almost two in three job application CVs contain at least one spelling mistake, according to new research.

A study by Adzuna, a job search website, of 150,000 CVs found one in three contained five or more errors. And, a staggering 5,000 CVs had 20 or more spelling mistakes. The three most commonly misspelt words are ‘modelling’, ‘behaviour’ and ‘organisation’.

Lots of American spellings were also evident, such as ‘analyze’.

Other mistakes included leaving gaps in employment history, invalid email addresses, and CVs which were either too short or too long.

Adzuna’s Andrew Hunter said: “Documents with spelling errors or missing information often led to the jobseeker falling at the first hurdle.”