Resume is the first impression that hiring manager on you as a candidates. A professional and flawless resume can help you adding point to get a chance to interview.
But most of the people will make different small mistake on resume when sending it out. Here is the TOP 10 common mistake that candidate will make.
Just avoid it!!
#1 Misspellings and Grammatical Errors
Spelling check then proofread by placing a finger on each work. Try to print it out, changing the font or copying it into a blank email. These can help you see your words with fresh eyes, which can help you with catching errors.
#2 Not Including Keywords that Match the Job Posting
Your resume should include the same keywords that appear in the job listing. If your resume doesn’t have the right keywords, it most likely won’t get noticed because you won’t appear to be a strong fit for the job.
#3 Outdated Resume
Your resume should be updated and targeted for every job you apply for. Be sure to update your skill section as well as your work history.
#4 Including Too Much Information
Don’t write everything about each job. Focus on highlights: keep your document to one or two pages unless you’re applying for a position within academic and research setting.
Use formatting techniques such as bullet and short paragraphs to enhance readability. Limit your resume to late 10-15 years or past 3 work experience.
#5 Writing Resume Objective Doesn’t Match the Job
Avoid using an objective statement which doesn’t match with the target job.
Many job seekers now leave an objective off their resume or use a profile instead. If you include either, make sure it underscores your interest in the type of work for which you are applying.
#6 Include Career Summary Doesn’t Match Job Requirement
Don’t use mismatched summary of qualification at top of resume. Your key skills in summary should match many of job requirement or else leave it off.
#7 Writing Position Description that don’t Show Accomplished
Avoid job description which simply list your duties or responsibilities. Instead, write active statement which showcase relevant skill and accomplishments.
#8 Leading Your Paragraphs With Mundane or Irrelevant Duties
Start with the hardest hitting statement which shows you have skill related to job at hand.
#9 Not Quantifying Accomplishment
Avoid empty self-congratulatory phrases by quantifying accomplishment or provide other concrete evidence to support your assertion. Numbers are always helpful.
#10 Being Too Modest
Share any awards or recognition you have received in matter-of-fact manner. While you don’t want to seem boastful, your resume is appropriate place to share your accomplishment.