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Don't Make These Common Resume Mistakes

Date Posted: Oct 30, 2014

There is no such thing as best resume when changing industries, functionalities, or upgrading a job role. In addition to typos and grammatical errors, the biggest mistake is submitting a resume that don't match the job for which you are applying.

Check out the most common common resume mistakes resume mistakes and how you can avoid them.

No connection to what the employer needs: Make your job search about them, not you. Perform in-depth research and conduct “SWOT” analysis of their needs. Identify their remove parentheses Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities for growth, and Threats to growth.

Resume is duties-driven instead of accomplishments-driven: Resume should consist primarily of high-impact impact accomplishments statements that sell the job-seeker's job seeker'squalifications as the best candidate.

Going on too long or cutting things too short: You usually need to limit yourself to a maximum of two pages. Don't cut the meat out of your resume simply to make it conform to an arbitrary one-page standard.

Lack of focus: Your resume should communicate career progression and intelligent, meaningful contribution. Even if your job history is marked with job seeker's hopping or hopping or (no comma)appears transitional, your resume needs to highlight the transferable skills you used to succeed in completing a project.

Resume is not bulleted: Use bullets consistently. In a research study, use of bullets was the second highest ranked preference by employers, and density of type (paragraphs rather than bullet points) was ranked highly as a factor that would inspire employers to discard a resume.

Visually too busy: If your resume is wall-to-wall text featuring five different fonts, it will most likely give the employer a headache. Show your resume to several other people before sending it out if do they find it visually attractive.

 Lack of substantive content: Show a prospective employer why you fit the specific position. It's not about what you've done; done; it's about what you've achieved. Overuse of weak words such as "managed" or "responsible for" portray intellectual laziness.

Resume lacks keywords: Employer's reliance on keywords to find the job candidates they want to interview has come about in recent years because of technology technology. They have increasingly relied on digitizing job seeker job seeker resumes, placing those keywords-searchable databases, and using software to search those databases for specific keywords that relate to job vacancies.

Using a one-size-fits-all resume: The end-game for all resume writing should be to obtain quality interviews. Make your resume a marketing piece that sells your long-term value.

 Incorrect contact information: Double-check even the most minute your contact information, taken-for-granted details – sooner rather than later.

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