Has it been a major challenge to land interviews lately? Unfortunately, your resume may be the culprit! An effective and properly written resume is often key to securing job interviews and positioning yourself as a memorable candidate from the start. Taking steps to refine your resume will give you an advantage throughout your job search. If you’re ready to improve your job prospects, be sure to avoid these three resume blunders:
Spelling and grammatical errors.
One of the quickest ways to turn away your dream employer is to have a resume filled with spelling or grammatical errors. Making sure your resume is clear of these types of mistakes is essential for leaving a strong impression on hiring managers during the application process. If you’re not confident with your resume writing abilities, pay for an online service or hire a professional resume writer to fully edit your resume before you submit it!
Lack of specific accomplishments.
A compelling resume doesn’t just list a candidate’s employment history, but rather articulates specific accomplishments from previous roles. There are many ways to highlight your experience and expertise, including ensuring your resume includes action verbs, quantifiable descriptions (including metrics, such as sales numbers), and key points about your former job responsibilities. As you develop and update your resume, avoid using overly vague or unclear language that doesn’t specifically convey your experience.
In addition to its content, your resume’s format can alter how it’s perceived by employers. An unclear and scattered resume can detract from your credentials, resulting in the reader skimming over the most important information. Designing your resume with a clear and concise format is key to keeping the hiring manager’s attention and getting your resume at the top of the pile!
Avoiding these resume mistakes will be essential for your job search success, helping you land interviews and showcase your qualifications to employers.
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.