Jonny Cainer, at Marketing Professionals UK, commented:
"You'd be amazed at the number of mistakes we find on CVs. It's the first thing a potential employer sees and determines whether you should move to the next stage of the recruitment process. It's vital that jobseekers get it right".
"If a CV is badly constructed, it can seriously hinder career progression. People should be aware of the most common mistakes as this is the only document the employer has to judge you on.
Reputable recruitment agencies will often interview candidates and reformat CVs before presenting their details to a prospective employer. They will add their comments and include any information they deem relevant to support an application. This ensures candidates will be considered in the best possible light, increasing their chances of being selected for interview" he added.