Why you should be wary of jargon on your CV

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Your CV is the first thing an employer or recruiter is likely to see when going through applications. Photo: Getty

Writing a CV isn’t an easy task. Not only do you need to highlight your experience in a concise way, you also need to showcase your skills, abilities and qualifications without writing an essay.

When you really want a job, it can be tempting to delve into a thesaurus to jazz up your resume and try to impress an employer. But being too verbose and using too much unnecessary jargon can actually hinder your chances of landing an interview.

Your CV is the first thing an employer or recruiter is likely to see when going through applications, so getting it right is essential if you want to get a foot in the door.

“Even though your CV is the most important part of your application, the time a recruiter or

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