Posted by: Jo Duxbury | 14 April 2009

CV clangers

These are real examples of rather unfortunate copy on CVs which I’ve been sent:

“Previous employment: Ass Manager at Musica.”

“After my honours I wanted to do my Master…”

And then there was the CV which was entirely set in Comic Sans.

My tip: Get someone else to proofread your CV (preferably someone with a good eye for grammar and typos) before you send it out to those potential employers. And use a neutral font.



  1. Tee hee. I once got a CV where someone had listed ‘hovering’ under previous experience. I puzzled over it for quite a while before I realised they meant ‘hoovering’. This should also give you an idea of how threadbare their CV was over all!

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