Several HR departments out there must be laughing at my CV, even years after I've sent it. When you're not experienced in something you're bound to make mistakes. So why not show you mine (particularly between age 18-22) and let's learn together! Stress and not having someone to proof read your CV can be devastating and cost you a job. So listen up!
Make sure to spell correctly. Just recently I saw that I spelled institution wrong, and forgot to correct before I sent to a potential employer.
I've listed EVERY job I've ever had! And I've used THIS picture as my profile picture.
I've spelled a company name wrong, both in the header and in the personal letter!
I've used the same letter for different companies (big mistake to begin with, be original) and forgotten to change the name of the company!
I've forgotten to attach my CV, and attached other, non relevant documents, once my homework.
That is about all I can come up with. Simple but horrible mistakes. One at the time are bad enough, I've once managed to make them ALL in one CV. Now that is an accomplishment!
So it's ok to make mistakes. But you can avoid all of these if
1) You ask a friend to take a professional picture.
2) Ask someone to proof read your cover letter and CV.
3) Don't be be afraid to correct an error and resend your CV, it shows that you're willing to correct your mistakes.