5 hard-to-spot grammar mistakes that might be lurking on your CV
We've all spent hours checking over our CVs and covering letters,but sometimes there's just one tiny mistake that makes it on there.
It can mean the difference between getting the interview and getting a rejection email.
Here are five surprisingly common grammar mistakes that might still be lurking on your CV.
1. Using there/ they’re/ their incorrectly
“They’re,” meanwhile, is a shortened version of they are, so you’d say, “I provide clients with the excellent service they’re looking for.”
“Their” is used to explain that something belongs to someone, as in “I was their biggest asset.”
2. Not knowing the difference between your and you’re
We all know "you're" is a contraction of "you are", and "your" is possessive. But something you should also look out for is overusing " you're" out of fear of getting it wrong.
For example: "I was excited about the prospect of joining you're company" "Your no doubt going to get a lot of applications..."
3. Using its/ it’s incorrectly
4. Changing tenses
Try to keep your tenses consistent, but ensure the correct ones are used when appropriate.
Any section of text about a previous role should be written in the past tense, but your current role should be in the present tense.
5.Adding apostrophes when you don’t need them
Lots of people get this grammar rule wrong and slip an apostrophe in to a plural word, as in they’d put “There are lots of employer’s that I’ve reached out to.” Just don’t do it, as it really shows a lack of knowledge as to how the English language works.