A whopping 94% of CVs contain spelling errors, according to research from Adzuna. The job search website spell-checked some 20,000 CVs and discovered that only 1,134 (6%) were error free. More shocking is the discovery that 60% of CVs were deemed ‘error-riddled’, containing five or more errors.
The majority of mistakes were misplaced apostrophes, with over 1,000 CV writers wrongly adding them. The researchers also found that ‘experience’ is the most misspelt word in CVs, being misspelt 62 times. Interestingly, women are more likely to double-check their spelling, with 8% of their CVs showing no mistakes at all, compared with 6% of men’s CVs.