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Read and understand these article to avoid common errors that can damage your job hunt.
The first contact you make with future employers is often your resume, and that particular first impression really matters as it can damage or increase your possibilities of getting employed.
After the basics, which involves finding a good resume builder and utilizing a resume templates for proper arrangement of information, you can now commence your resume creation, that is if you don't want to begin your resume from scratch. Remember that resume examples can be very helpful too.
Ensuring your resume is created without errors is very important for your job hunt, as this brings you a step closer to securing the job.
Do you know that the worst errors are those deceivingly easy to make errors and they are exceptionally hard to amend as soon as an employer notice them.
Should it be you're creating your resume for the first time or simply updating some information on your existing resume, nobody is above making one error or two.
Below are some common errors you need to avoid when writing a perfect resume.
1.Grammatical and typographical errors:
Possibly the most seen in every resume tips. Your resume should be grammatically faultless. Otherwise, potential employers will not be interested in your services.
2.Not having specifics:
Employers need to know what you have achieved while reading your resume. For instance:
A. Worked in an office setting with employees
B. Hired, trained, recruited, and supervised over 20 employees in an office setting with more than $5 million recorded in annual sales.
These phrases above could portray the same individual, but the specifics in example B will possibly catch the attention of an employer.
3.Not including some little important information:
You may think that some little information aren't fit to go into your resume, for example, the little jobs you took that earned you extra cash in school. Usually, however, the little skills you've acquired from these jobs such as time management, job ethic, etc. are important to your employers than you might imagine.
4.Using the one-size-fits-all method:
If you're considering creating a one-size-fits-all resume for your employers, your resume is most likely to end up in the trash can. Employers need you to come up with something particularly for them. They also expect you to plainly write how and why you think you go well with the position in their company.
5.Wrong contact information:
I know of a jobseeker whose resume appeared extremely strong and interesting. He perfectly used a resume builder and got the organization of information correctly with a resume template. The resume example he used was top notch, yet he was not getting any calls from potential employers. One day, I playfully asked him to verify if the phone number he had included in his resume was correct, behold it was a wrong contact number all this while. As soon as he modified it, he started receiving calls from employers.
Note: Cross-check even the most little, taken-for-granted information as soon as possible. It will only take few minutes.
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