Resume Mistakes to Avoid
When you’re applying for your dream job, you want to put your best foot forward. That’s why it’s critical to make sure your resume stands out for the right reasons – and not because you’ve made egregious mistakes. Here are four errors to avoid if you want your resume to impress:
Typos and Grammatical Errors
Hiring Managers watch closely for silly errors you may have failed to catch, and they do so because it speaks to your level of attention to detail. If you failed to catch mistakes on something as important as s job application, it doesn’t instill much confidence that you can be a high performer on the employer’s team.
The One-Size-Fits-All Resume
Let’s face it, this strategy doesn’t really work when it comes to clothing, and it’s a losing recipe when it comes to resumes, too. While it’s time consuming to tailor your resume to each specific job you apply for, that’s exactly what you need to do if you want your resume to stand out from the crowd.
Focusing on Tasks Versus Accomplishments
The types of tasks you have performed at past jobs are certainly germane to a new job application, so don’t delete them from your resume altogether. However, make sure you include the results of the tasks you performed each day – what did they allow you to accomplish? This is what employers really want to know.
Bad Contact Information
This seems elementary, but it happens more often that you might think: you change your cell phone number or email address and fail to update it on your resume. Obviously, you want to hear from potential employers, and that’s only possible when you give them the correct means to reach you.
There’s a lot of competition in the job market these days, so give yourself a leg up by avoiding common resume mistakes that could reflect negatively on you.
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