Your plan to get that dream job could end before it has even started if your CV is not up to scratch.

The National Citizen Service's survey of 500 employers have revealed companies' top ten pet peeves when it comes to CVs.

So with employers, apparently, spending only an average of just 8.8 seconds reviewing each CV they receive, check out what to avoid when submitting your application.

1. Bad grammar

2. Spelling mistakes

3. Poor formatting

4. CV longer than two pages

5. Casual tone

6. Use of jargon

7. Unusual font style/size

8. Exam grades listed in full

9. Generic interests such as cooking and reading listed

10. Lack of activities relating to personal development

Source: National Citizen Service