When it comes to applying for jobs, you typically only have one chance to make a first impression when you send your CV in to the hiring manager.

Research has shown that employers spend an average of 5-7 seconds looking at your CV and 76 percent of these documents are disregarded if the email address is unprofessional.

Submitting a striking CV can be the first step on the path to a successful career, but a substandard effort can quickly put you on the fast track to failure.

The most common mistakes when crafting a CV, for example, are misspelled and grammatical errors.

In fact, according to the Recruitment and Employment Commission (REC), 50 percent of all CVs received by recruitment consultants contain spelling or grammatical slip-ups. Given that the hiring manager is likely to see scores of responses to a job advertisement, it’s important your CV doesn’t give off a slapdash and indifferent impression.

Curious to know how the other top tips for CV success? Click here to read more.