Resume Mistakes Will Cost You

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 22, 2012 in , , | No Comments


How many of these mistakes have you made on your resume?

As you know, the job market is tight, that’s why your resume must be perfect. Take a look at the suggestions below and check your resume for any of these errors:

  1. No Duties-Don’t write about your duties. Instead, show how your skills have helped you accomplish something measurable. Think of the person reading your resume–what would impress them about what you’ve done?
  2. Current Only-Stick to recent accomplishments and responsibilities. The most recent position should have the most bullet points, past jobs very few.
  3. The Facts-Avoid self-ascribed attributes. Instead, use specific examples of those attributes by substantiating them.
  4. Their Needs-Be aware of what they really want. Address those needs in the employers order of importance in your cover letter.
  5. Proof Read-It’s been estimated that 20% of resumes have typos. Always proof several times and then go back one last time before handing it over to someone else to proof it. You can take your resume and cover letter to a One Stop to have them look it over for you.

There are many suggestions available on the internet regarding resumes and how to write them, but keep in mind you’ll want to get an employers attention in the end. This can be done by taking the time to understand what’s imperative in this time of high unemployment. Employers don’t have much time to go through a stack of resumes, that’s why your resume must stand out from the rest.


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