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Another Free CV Example
The Bad One!

In this second resume example, you should spot some errors. See what you can find and then scroll down to the bottom for the answers!

At the bottom you'll also find free CV examples of good resumes and CVs.

Free CV Example ~ The Bad One

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Andy Bloggs


1234 Long Road

The Town

The City

The Country

Telephone: 010101 1010101

Date of Birth: 12 Sept 1956

Work History: 1997 to 2000

Gas fitter for ABC Gas Company Ltd

Worked for a national firm fitting gas appliance in people's homes. Used to dealing with different people and planning my own day. I enjoy meeting people and fixing there problems.

2001 to now

Gas fitter for XYZ Home Appliances PLC 

I work as a fitter of appliances in people's home, fire's, cooker's etc.. I cover the whole of the county so drive long distances and work long hours. I am given work to do but plan my own day to fit all the jobs in

Education: General School, London, GCE O Levels in English Language and Maths

A Levels at high School - Science and English

Hobbies:Five a side football with the team from the local pub. Fishing with my son.

As recruiters we do see resumes and CVs of this standard from time to time. It's no surprise that few make it through to the job interview.

So did you notice the following in this bad CV example?

  • Poor formatting
  • Some missing returns after the headings
  • Inconsistent use of bold
  • No Zip or Postcode
  • Gaps in employment history (and no reference to an appendix where explanations might be found)
  • Poor spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • No objective or personal summary

Hopefully this bad resume example shows you what NOT to do when creating your own resume or CV. But if your CV or resume does look like this you might like to ask a professional to write a resume for you. Alternatively, why not check out our resume resources where you can find lots of information and advice to help you write a CV or resume that wins you job interviews.

Other Free CV Examples

We have another free CV example here, this time a good one.

And if you'd like more, here are another 10 free resume templates you may find useful.

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