5 Mistakes To Avoid On Your Resume!

It is no surprise that when applying for a job you are required to submit a resume. A resume is the visual representation of who you are as a potential candidate and what you can contribute to a company, solely based on your skillset and employment history. But just because you provide a resume, it does not mean that it is displaying the best representation of all your skills and employment experience. Is your resume up-to-date and bulletproof? If not, here are 5 things you MUST avoid doing on your resume.

1) Typos and Grammatical Errors

Although it may seem like its general knowledge to proofread your resume; it is imperative to revise it at least 3 times before submitting. Your final version needs to be grammatically perfect. A resume with grammatical errors can lead employers to build a perception such as the inability to “write effectively” or simply a lack of interest in the job itself. If you are not the best at writing, relying on free online tools like Grammarly can help facilitate the process.

2) Highlighting Duties Instead of Accomplishments

Your resume should demonstrate the skillset and experience you are contributing to the company. It reflects your complete employment history. Often, we see ourselves falling into the habit of just “getting it over with,” but remember that what you write matters more than how much you write. Avoiding simple phrases and implementing more detailed descriptions can elevate your experience. 

For example: Implemented a variety of Marketing Campaigns leading to a 15% increase in profitability.

3) Building a Single Resume for Multiple Jobs

Whenever you apply for a job, it is important you tailor your resume to that specific position and company. Employers want to feel special. They expect the candidate who is applying to be solely focused on why they would be the perfect fit. A tip to consider is to read over the duties and responsibilities of the job you are interested in and adjusting your relevant work experience to their description.

4) Dismissing Important Information

In a resume, what you write and how you write it is more important than how much you write. More often than not, candidates delete important information from their resumes because they believe it is irrelevant to the position. Transferrable skills such as effective communication and customer service are just as necessary to certain employers as are hard skills.

5) Misinformation of Job Duties

Communication is key. Using vocabulary that is comprehensible can increase the chances of you getting hired. Remember to give a clear and precise description of your duties, so the employer can visualize how you would fit into the position. Employers need to understand what you’ve accomplished.

Hopefully these tips and tricks can help you land the position you have always wanted. Let Staff Management Group be the first to invite you to apply by clicking here.

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