Financial Times | 10th June 2010
Executive modesty? Senior executives are no better at preparing a CV than anyone else. A report by executive agent InterExec says top managers are poor at selling their achievements and instead focus on duties. InterExec managing director Kit Scott-Brown says: “It is incredibly important that a CV outlines the key skills and achievements.” The next most common mistakes are making CVs too long, adding irrelevant information, and using jargon. See the chart, right, for the full list of clangers. The survey asked 100 UK headhunters to list the most common mistakes in executive CVs..