Saturday, April 24, 2010

Avoid Common Resume Mistakes.

A great resume communicates a compelling reason for the prospective employer to need and want your services.  A resume is your own personal document that outlines your past work experience, your past education, your past achievements, as well as your current objectives. Having a well written resume will greatly enhance your chances of being selected for an interview. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid while writing your resume.

1. Having an old or outdated resume that is missing vital information can hurt your chances of being selected for an interview. Update your information every time you leave a job or begin a job. 

2. Use one format throughout the entire page. Refrain from using any color other than black. Realize that the recruiter has very little time to review thousands of applicants. Using weird format can quickly get your resume dismissed. Also when submitting your resume electronically, Use Word or Adobe. Assume all other word processors  incompatible unless specified.

3. Use your spell check. In this day and age, there is no excuse to have to have bad spelling and grammar. The recruiter who reads your resume will not excuse this mistake

Hope this helps and God Bless  Lissa Shevon

1 comment:

  1. The other day, I ran across an old resume. It had so many typos I don't understand how I landed my last job. Thanks for the tips. I will definitely be making sure my new resume is in tip top shape.