25 résumé mistakes you need to fix right now

Résumé Writing

25 résumé mistakes you need to fix right now

  1. An objective
  2. Irrelevant work experiences
  3. Personal Stuff
  4. Your hobbies
  5. Your age
  6. Too much text
  7. Time off
  8. References
  9. Personal pronouns
  10. Present tense for a past job
  11. A less-than-professional email address
  12. Any unnecessary, obvious words, like, “Phone”
  13. Your current business-contact info
  14. Your boss’ name
  15. Company-specific jargon
  16. Social-media URLs that are not related to the targeted position
  17. Salary information
  18. Outdated fonts
  19. Fancy fonts
  20. Annoying buzzwords
  21. Reasons you left a company or a position
  22. Your GPA
  23. A photo of yourself
  24. Opinions, not facts
  25. Short-term employment

The space on your résuméis precious. Consider applying some of the tips in this article to create an effective résumé.

While the article describes certain things to avoid, there are also some must-dos that will make your résumé more appealing to employers. I would suggest tailoring your resume to every different position you are applying for. Incorporate applicable keywords from the job description into your résumé to demonstrate that your responsibilities from previous roles have prepared you for this next role. I would also encourage job seekers to make sure to describe your accomplishments in statement that begin with action verbs. Previous responsibilities should be described in the past tense. Finally, shop your résuméto others in your life and in the industry that you are seeking employment in. Having another person review your resume can give you tremendous insight and perhaps even lead to the reviewer creating a job for you or pointing you in the right direction.

Read the full article here: https://lnkd.in/bCp_4jE

Originally published by Jacquelyn Smith and Rachel Gillett in Business Insider on July 9, 2015

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