17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. Resume writing is tricky for everyone. A resume has to be perfect because it marks the starting point of one’s professional career. However, there are several common mistakes that people make while writing a resume. Here are 17 common resume mistakes that you must avoid making 2017 the year of your employment.

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Features of Resume Writing in 2020 for Graduates

Dumb Little Man

It’s not easy to get your dream job without making a good impression on recruiters, HR managers, and potential employers with the help of a resume. Furthermore, it is important to be aware of the latest trends and norms in writing resumes. Sending Your Resume.

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How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers. So, when people ask me how you hide your age on your resume, I understand where they’re coming from—even if I find the question a little silly. Hiding your age on your resume is not necessarily a smart move, for a number of reasons. Still, if you’re concerned about age discrimination in your job search, it doesn’t hurt to de-emphasize your age on your resume.

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How to Make Employers Pay a Closer Look at Your Resume

Dumb Little Man

It is no secret that average hiring authorities spend less than 10 seconds reviewing a resume. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make a resume stand out: Step 1: Make sure it passes initial ATS scan. More and more companies use applicant tracking software (ATS) which allows them to filter out candidates at the initial stage, making the life of hiring managers much easier. So, before employers can pay a closer look at your resume, they have to see it first.

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

If you’re working right now, it’s safe to say that you had to send out a resume in order to get hired. In order to do that, you need to know how to write a good resume. To let you know a bit about myself, I worked in human resources for a pretty large company for close to 10 years. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position. I always tell people to treat resume-writing and job-hunting like dating. Career Resume

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100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter

Dumb Little Man

As I got half way done typing, one of our company recruiters sends me an email. It came with a PDF containing a dozen or so resumes. 11 of the 12 resumes had cover letters which is actually pretty good because if you skip that step, you simply look unprofessional. ” Blah, blah, blah… Very qualified and a good fit into your company…blah, blah.” ” There was nothing at all that made me want to read the resume.

Extreme Makeover - Resume Edition

Dumb Little Man

Do you have a resume? It's arguable that there's never been a more important time to polish up your resume and portray yourself in the best light possible. In my prior employment I was often required to qualify candidates based purely on their resumes. Here are some ways you can overhaul your resume to better your chances at landing the job. Organize it A cluttered resume may signal a cluttered and disorganized worker. Is it a little out of date?

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Resume Action Words That Will Get You That Job

Dumb Little Man

Using the right resume words will help you get that job that you have always wanted. Your resume plays a role of paramount importance in your job application process. As HR experts say, your resume is not just a piece of paper that summarizes your qualifications. Your resume inspires a potential employer’s first best guess on the value that you will bring to the company. Take your pick from this list of resume action words.

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Five Great Ways to Give Your Resume a Boost

Dumb Little Man

Whether or not you’re looking for a job right now, it’s worth making sure your resume is in good shape. In a crowded job market, your resume needs to stand out. Focus on Results When you’re putting your resume together, don’t get too bogged down in giving details of your past job descriptions. if you increased your company’s revenue or exceeded sales targets). Resume Career

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Protect your resume

Job Advice Blog

As a job candidate you need to make sure that no one is sending your resume to a company without your permission! That means your recruiter needs to tell you the name of the company that they want to send your resume to. Three good reason are: Has your resume been submitted to ABC Company [.]. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Uncategorized Jeff LeFevre

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4 Social Resume Strategies to Help You Get Seen and Get Hired

Eat Your Career

If you’ve heard the term “social resume” floating around recently and wondered what it’s all about, you’re in the right place. A social resume is not so much an actual thing; rather it’s a variety of things. While these tools aren’t a replacement for the traditional resume, they can be a helpful addition to the job search process. Here are a few things you should know for tapping into the power of the social resume. career transition job search resume

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Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018

Daily Writing Tips

Writing a resume can be really tough. It can be especially hard if you’ve been out of the job market for a while, and you feel that you’re not sure what’s required from your resume – or if this is the first resume you’ve ever written. We’re going to quickly recap the basics, before digging into some crucial tips for writing a winning resume. What Is a Resume Anyway? If you’re in the UK, a resume is commonly called a “CV” (curriculum vitae).

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Preparing Your Resume

Laughing all the Way to Work

One of the things I remember, and have put to good use, was a workshop on resume writing. I hope this will help you to write your resume if you are looking for a job or if you just need to update your old resume. In resume writing it is suggested that any experience over 10 years is too old to put on your resume. And no need to list your duties as that is considered old-style resume writing. Here is an example of a resume.

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Writing a Resume that Matters

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Writing a Resume that Matters On May 12, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By CareersDoneWrite.com 2 Writing your own résumé can be a real challenge. What would you consider to be the pros and cons of have it done by a professional company?

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How to Write an Executive Resume

45 Things

While that’s true to some extent, you still cannot avoid putting together an executive resume – and that resume is a key element in your successful quest for the position. Of course, an executive resume is often different than one where someone is applying for an entry-level job or a mid-level position. As a recruiter or hiring manager reads your resume, they want to know, ‘Can you do what I need done?'” writes Lisa Rangel of Chameleon Resume.

Get Rid of the Big Fat Lies -- and the Little Skinny Ones -- on Your Resume

On The Job

Right now, I want you to look at your resume. Or maybe you started padding the resume so long ago you're not sure anymore what's true and what's not. Already, employers are being advised on how to spot resume fraud , and with the glut of candidates on the market, employers have the luxury of not only taking time to vet candidates thoroughly, but making certain that they know exactly who they are hiring. "Welcome, Ms. Smith. Please have a seat." Thank you.

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Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

45 Things

Is it really a big deal to lie on a resume? Nearly 35 percent of resumes are estimated to contain blatant lies about education, experience or the skills to perform a specific job. Of course, as employers have become savvier about lies on resumes, job seekers have become more adept at trying to fudge the truth. These lies that many don't think are that heinous can get companies and employees in lots of trouble.

6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

Dumb Little Man

If you want to get an interview for the position at the company you are applying for, then there are 6 things you should bear in mind. In this article, we will partially focus on cover letters as well as other important resume writing tips. To know who to address your CV to, you can research the company’s LinkedIn account or company website. A lot of companies use state-of-the-art technologies to analyze all the emails they get as well as the resumes in them.

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Six Reasons Why a Construction Company Should Invest in LinkedIn

Small Business CEO

LinkedIn represents an essential professional network for construction companies. Often considered as nothing more than an online recruitment platform or resume database, LinkedIn can actually become a powerful tool when incorporated into your online marketing strategy. If your construction company is not yet on LinkedIn due to a lack of time or conviction, here are six facts that should convince you to use LinkedIn as a leverage to increase your business opportunities.

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Must Read Tips for Skype Interviews

Dumb Little Man

According to one survey from OfficeTeam , as many as 60 percent of companies now conduct some or all of their interviews via Skype. Workplace Technology College Mobile Learning Resume Career With modern technology, being in the office isn't always a necessity for the interview process. Skype and similar web-conferencing tools allow interviewers to connect with candidates throughout the world.

Why Major Companies Seek Certification Professionals

Small Business CEO

The adverse school of thought is comprised of individuals who feel that their resume, job performance, and experiences are certification enough – and a certification isn’t worth it. There’s plenty of advocates in the business world that support the strategy of getting as many professional certifications as you can or deem appropriate for your line of work.

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How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

Once you know your USP, it needs to be highlighted throughout your resume and interviews. Often, companies make hiring decisions based on where they think you can go in the next two to five years. You cannot just count on scattering a few resumes through email. In addition, you need to take care of the details, such as sprucing up your LinkedIn profile, updating the job boards with your resume , and putting yourself out there through recruiting agencies.

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How to Impress a Company So You Get Hired

45 Things

Many people who can’t get a full-time job say they just need to be able to show employers what they can do, but they can’t get an interview or maybe they don’t interview well,” says Lisa Rangel, CEO of Chameleon Resumes and Job Landing Academy. “So, Job seekers currently looking for their full-time dream job may find the road to success begins by landing one of the hundreds of thousands of seasonal jobs available this holiday season.

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How To Get A Job When You Have No Experience

Dumb Little Man

The truth is that in order to get a job when you have no experience at all, you should first realize the fact that often most companies employ not the most skilful and hard-working people, but those who know how to sell themselves in the best way and then keep their job. Workplace Business Success Resume Career What is the most common manner of young and inexperienced people applying for a job?

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Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

I sent out a HARO request the other day asking for input on resume do's and dont's. I was flooded with so many good suggestions I couldn't use them all for my Gannett News Service and USAToday.com column, so I'm offering you a great deal today: Super resume advice at no cost to you! (I Anyway, I'll let these people tell you in their own words what you can do to help you in your job search: "One of my pet peeves is extremely vague objective (resume)statements.

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How To Recruit Top Tier Students To Your Company

Small Business CEO

Every graduation season companies scramble to hire a fresh crop of those just entering the workforce for the first time. Of course, this level of enthusiasm isn’t intended for all recent grads — companies want the best of the best, the naturally brilliant top tier students, who were born to overachieve. How to Get Top Tier Students to Choose Your Company. Entertain Them: Even the most serious students want to know your company is a place they will have fun.

Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

Most interviewers know within a few minutes of interviewing you whether they would hire you for a position at their company. There are plenty of large companies that look for graduates from top colleges and universities. Apart from communication skills, you also have to make sure your resume is a killer. Many companies receive more than 300 resumes for one position and they can only call about a dozen people or so for an interview. Career College Resume

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Using The New LinkedIn For Personal Branding And Career Success

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you log in to LinkedIn whenever you need to update your resume, click “like” on your colleagues’ work anniversaries and maybe post a link relevant to your field. Today, there are 500 million users, 9 million companies, more than 10 million active job listings and 100,000 new articles published daily. Forget Resumes – Get Hired on the New LinkedIn. Personal Branding is the New Resume. Career Resume Success

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Keywords in Résumé Lead to Interviews

Job Advice Blog

That’s why most job applicants don’t receive responses from companies after submitting résumés.

How to Survive When Your Company's Ship Sinks

On The Job

Is there any more disturbing site than watching employees cart their belongings in a cardboard box out of a failed company? Brainstorm about people they know who might be able to help you submit a resume or get an interview. As I watched Lehman Brothers' employees leave the building over the weekend, it reminded me of that awful scene of stunned workers leaving Enron after it went belly up.

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The How And Why Behind Recruiting AI

Dumb Little Man

It can read resumes and job descriptions using its knowledge to match candidates to positions where they would be successful. It can instantly tell recruiters who the best applicants are and if it is programmed correctly with unbiased data, it can increase a company’s diversity.

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Successful Resumés

Laughing all the Way to Work

One of the many things I remember, and have put to good use, was a workshop on resume writing. In resume writing they suggested that any experience over 10 years was too old to put on your resume. I have used this format for writing my own and many other resumes and have always had comments from potential employers on how impressive it was and how easy to read. For example: Secretarial experience in offices including [names of different companies you worked for].

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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. Youve posted your resume on all the top job boards plus the various industry-focused and niche job sites related to your type of work. And better yet, its for a dream job in an exciting company! Your resume & cover letter have done their jobs, and have piqued the employers interest - now your job is to make it as easy as possible for them to decide to offer you the job.

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The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection The Secret behind Reference Checks On July 31, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Reference checking is not standard. Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars.

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Résumé + Interview = A Job

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Résumé + Interview = A Job On May 15, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 The formula expressed in the title sounds so simple yet for some is difficult to achieve. But the hiring manager has another need to satisfy–and that is whether you fit and will be committed to the company.

Are you getting paid as a 1099 Contractor?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Are you getting paid as a 1099 Contractor? On March 23, 2010, In Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre , By Jeff LeFevre 0 Today more and more companies are paying people as a private contractor to save on payroll taxes.

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Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

ProAssisting Blog

As an intern, you get real world work experience without the full responsibility of actually pulling down a paycheck from the company. You have a position to put on your resume that isn’t directly related to just your college AND you will have actionable items to list under that experience. I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern.

How to Build Your Career: 5 Simple Rules to Succeed

Dumb Little Man

The competition is fierce which means that companies get to have their pick of the candidates. Here’s how to build your career: Write a Killer Resume. Whether you are currently unemployed or looking to move to a different company, you have to know how to create an outstanding resume. And it’s not just about writing one resume and sending it out to a bunch of different companies. There is no “one size fits all” resume.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Preparing for the Phone Interview On April 22, 2010, In Uncategorized , By CareersDoneWrite.com 0 It has become commonplace for companies to conduct phone interviews before bringing candidates in for a full screen. Referenced on your resume and your cover letter should be the best number(s) to reach you.

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Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Office Dynamics

Just be sure you first explore professional development options at your current firm, such as company-sponsored training programs, tuition reimbursement, job shadowing and mentorships. You might believe that you have to change companies to get the promotion you want. The company culture at your firm isn’t likely to change, and if you don’t mesh well with it, you may want to move on. Looks better on a resume to have multiple employers. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

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Is Anyone NOT looking for work these days?

On The Job

Or so says Heather Leigh , who says you do need a resume. My mother says I'm very special: "On a very, very basic level, skills aren't the only factor a company should be considering. Tags: job resumes Seth Godin useless products job search Let's start this Tidbit Tuesday with a quote: "I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy." -- Danny McGoorty (1901-1970) As for other matters: He says, she says: Seth Godin is wrong.

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Five Reasons It's a Good Idea to Stay on a Sinking Ship

On The Job

There are always some sure-fire ways that you can tell your company is in trouble. You are asked to re-use ovenight envelopes -- and not because the boss cares about the company's carbon footprint. You catch the boss working on his resume. I once interviewed a woman whose company was in deep financial doo-doo and was doing everything but selling the copy machine on eBay in order to survive. But while others were frantically sending out resumes, she decided to stay put.

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How to Protect Your Personal Brand When Your Company's Reputation Sucks

45 Things

Even if you quit your job and interview at another company, that corporate brand will stick to you like glue.” employees, who saw their own company go through a similar reputation nightmare in 2001 when the company filed for bankruptcy and some executives ended up in jail for financial misdeeds. Franny Oxford remembers interviewing former Enron employees in her role as a human resource manager for a large Houston manufacturing and distribution company in 2002.

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