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The bad CV

You might create the most creative CV imaginable, but if the basics aren’t right, that CV will not pass GO.

Remember that a key part of this course is that you have to position yourself as an employer. You have to consider their point of view and how they will see things.

Imagine that you are a recruiter. How far would you go with this CV before you rejected it? Why? How might you react if you were a recruiter? Discuss these questions in the discussion area. Finally, refer to the commentary, attached below, and compare your notes with the experts!

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Work Experience

20013-14 Bar person. The Plough and the Stars.

2014-15 Store assistant. Tesco.

Tills and stocking shelves.


I do weight and enjoy all types of fitness. I also ski and collect stamps.


Languages. I speak German.

Judo. I’m a black belt!

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