19 Feb

Resume Mistakes

7 Resume Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Hired

The people working in HR are going to skim over your resume quickly before deciding to read it- or to hire you. Here are some glaring mistakes you need to avoid if you want the job.

  1. Typos: If you leave typos in your resume, you may as well send a note that says “I don’t value my work enough to take the time to proof-read.”
  1. Spelling and Grammatical Errors: These mistakes are similar to typos, but may lead readers to think you are not educated well enough for the job.
  1. Disorganization: If your resume isn’t formatted well or is generally messy, it will be difficult for anyone skimming it to get a good idea of who you are.
  1. Lying: More likely than not, you will get caught in whatever embellishment you add to your resume and lose your chances at getting the job.
  1. Lack of Confidence: Getting wildly creative with formatting, lying, and not putting your best foot forward are all signs of a weak job candidate. You can do it!
  1. Hiding Important Facts In Blocks of Text: Make sure your resume, especially the important bits, are chunked into lists or other easy-to-manage sections, or no one will look twice.
  1. You Tell Instead of Show: Your resume shouldn’t read like a grocery list. Be proud of your work and offer examples of how you helped your past employers succeed.

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