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. References.

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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. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position. Career Resume

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5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references.

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The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars. Conversely, larger companies do reference checks but at varying levels of thoroughness.

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4 References for Inexperienced Job Seekers

On The Job

It's the time of year when those looking for internships or their first professional gig are madly churning out resumes, answering online ads and trying to figure out who the heck can be a reference for them.

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Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation

Job Advice Blog

All that stands between you and the job you really want and need is a reference check. Many people mistakenly put references directly on their résumés. At the time references are requested, you should provide references from a diverse group of people.

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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. career transition job search resume

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Writing a Resume that Matters

Job Advice Blog

You will not get the interview with a document that only references your responsibilities; it is the results of your work that people want to see. Reference certifications or licenses.

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Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

On The Job

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. Often it's simply when an applicant refers to a university by its formal name instead of a more common name real graduates use.

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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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Worried About Your Online Resume?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? Resume Rabbit will make all of this disappear. You have the option of keeping your identity confidential or if the particular job site doesn’t allow for this, Resume Rabbit will replace your personal information with something that’s not identifiable. By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online?

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How to Write a Winning Graduate School Resumé

Dumb Little Man

Take a look at the following hints and tips on how to write a graduate school resume. See how you can write a resume that will get you into any graduate school in the country. #1 Colleges don’t decide on who to accept based on grades and academic references alone.

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The Power of Volunteering

Dumb Little Man

Soft skills are difficult to represent on your resume. This is often referred to as ‘human capital’ which is defined as ‘the acquisition of “of all useful skills and knowledge…that is part of deliberate investment.” This gave me great references, enabling me to get me a permanent job in a school.”. Career Goals Resume

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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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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. Tags: Resume writing resume interview writing successful resumes

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Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search

On The Job

Human resource people tell me a good reference can make or break a job applicant, but many of those vying for jobs seem to give their references little or no consideration. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting the most out of your references: 1. Contact the reference. Make sure you have current addresses, phone numbers and e-mails for each person you give as a reference. If possible, meet with the reference in person.

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Monty Python Officeland

Laughing all the Way to Work

With references like these how can I lose? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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Job Interviewing 101

On The Job

Specifically, it’s becoming a chronic problem that job candidates lie on their resumes. They’re lying about their education, about their experience and even their references. And, keep this in mind: if it doesn’t catch up with you now, it will later – just look at the former RadioShack CEO who was forced to resign after owning up to the fact that he never received the two degrees listed on his resume. Tags: interviews resumes job candidates lying thank-you notes

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The Laws of Khaki Revealed

On The Job

Make sure the spinach is out of your teeth: The growing popularity of video resumes, coupled with the desire to network directly with employers, has been put into a new product called VisualCV. The Web site allows job seekers to build online resumes with videos, work samples, reference letters and other media, in addition to the standard work and education information.

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Curbs and Sidewalks

Daily Writing Tips

English, the word sidewalk refers to a paved footpath alongside a street or a road. For us, “kerb&# refers specifically to the edge of the pavement (sidewalk), so one might possibly talk about “pavement stalls&# , but it would be odd to use “kerb&# in that way.

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5 Simple Career Management Tips Everyone Should Follow Starting Now

Eat Your Career

Keep your resume up-to-date. Even if you aren’t actively job searching, your resume should always be ready to go so you don’t get stuck making last minute updates. Your resume is no place to slack off.

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Is Your Education Useless? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Many freelancers don’t have to send their resumes to people anymore, so those degrees don’t see a lot of action, but they’re there, collecting dust on our walls. Sonya – I do have to admit that most people who email me their resume and quote an English degree tend to have some of the worst writing in the world… Not sure why that is, actually. I often refer to it as my “Would You Like Fries With That?&#

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4 Keys for a Recommendation Letter

On The Job

I recently helped a colleague whittle down the number of resumes for a new position. Remind your references of such situations -- they'll appreciate not having to dig through their own memories. Don't think that references can only come in the form of former employers or teachers.

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Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

After all, Inc reports that every corporate job opening attracts an average of 250 resumes, but on average only four to six people will interview for the position. A fully fleshed out, professional social media profile gives employers a point of reference beyond your resume.

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Should You Show Your Warts?

The Solopreneur Life

He’s “Difficult” In the mid-1980s, researchers at Cleveland State University created two fictitious job candidates — Dave and John — with two almost-identical resumes. ” The researchers showed the resumes to personnel directors. The researchers concluded that the criticism of John made the reference’s praise of John seem more believable, and thus a stronger candidate.

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How To Make A Successful And Hassle-Free Career Change

Dumb Little Man

These are things that will look good on your resume regardless of what direction you want to head. Besides a list of references, you’ll definitely need a good resume, too. You don’t have to include everything in your resume but be sure to include all related working experiences. Whether your goals, values or interests have changed or you need more money and flexible hours, starting a new career isn’t something you can take lightly.

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How to Keep Business Data Secure When Transitioning to a New Office?

Dumb Little Man

When looking for a moving company, you have to check the reviews and ask for references to pick the right one. With our guide above, you can ensure that once you transition to a new office, you can resume your work. Moving to a new office is not easy.

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The Accomplishment Journal: A Yardstick Against Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Whatever platform you use for journaling, keep it simple and easily available for future references. If you keep your accomplishment journal updated, you no longer have to spend hours updating your resume.

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Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views January 6, 2017

Eat Your Career

Resume Tips for a Portfolio Career. Resume writing is an arduous task. If you’re a freelancer, for example, or someone who earns a full time living through various streams of income (generally referred to as a “portfolio” career), your experience may appear a bit scattered on paper.

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Why Networking Is Essential For Career Success (and Everyone Should Do It NOW)

Eat Your Career

We’re all familiar with the formal job market: A company has an employment need so it creates a job description, posts an ad on the Internet, and receives a pile of resumes to fill the position. Networking. The word alone strikes fear in the hearts of many. It’s so awkward and uncomfortable!

3 Things to Remember When Turning Down a Job Offer

On The Job

You can probably never begin to appreciate the time and energy is takes to post a job, go through resumes, interview candidates, check references and get approval to make a job offer. When you get called back for a second interview, it can be pretty exciting.

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LinkedIn Q&A: What’s the Difference Between Endorsements and Recommendations?

Eat Your Career

Resume Writing. A recommendation is a written statement from someone in your network endorsing you and your abilities—like a reference letter but shorter. By now, most of you probably know that LinkedIn is the gold standard for online professional networking.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Referenced on your resume and your cover letter should be the best number(s) to reach you. Either reference “You have reached the Smith residence,” or “Thank you for calling 555.555.5555 there is nobody available to take your call at this time.”

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Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

Jen Lawrence

We can fill pages and pages of our resume or LinkedIn to set ourselves apart, listing every skill we claim to have. A manager can call for references or give a practical during the interview.

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Better yet, you’ll also be able to impress potential employers with cover letters and resumes. In fact, the Job Outlook 2017 survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 75% of employers look for communication skills (written) on resumes. It refers to your ability to fully concentrate on someone who is speaking and to understand the information they share.

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How to Ace Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

With online job boards attracting more applicants and easy online applications, recruiters have more resumes to sift through than ever before. Most big companies use algorithms to sort through resumes, looking for the most qualified candidates. If your resume does make it past the algorithm and onto a recruiter’s desk, you face the next hurdle. Then, ask your coworkers to be a reference for your next position.

2018 154

Why We Need To Think More About Ethical AI Now

Dumb Little Man

It fed resumes into an artificial intelligence algorithm, telling it which candidates were successful hires. The result was not only that the AI refused to consider women applicants for jobs, but it also kicked out any resumes that have women as references.

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How to Spring Clean Your Job Search

On The Job

When you take the research and networking route, you benefit from the opportunity to be referred for a job, which statistically improves your chances to win an interview." Evaluate job descriptions before writing your resume," she says.

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Style Quiz #11: Confusion of a Thing and Its Name

Daily Writing Tips

A resume, or a CV (which means “curriculum vitae”), basically a more detailed resume, is the most important document in your job search. Correct : He coined the term “the Silk Road” to refer to a network of Eurasian roads and trade routes.

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4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

On 3 separate occasions, the professionals I spoke with forwarded my resume over to their hiring managers. Although you shouldn’t expect your connection to forward your resume along, it’s a possibility if you impress them with engaging questions and show interest in the company. refers to Situation, Task, Action, and Result. Aaron is a fresh college graduate looking to land his first full-time job.

2018 141

The New World versus the Old World: Are You Being Left Behind?

Dumb Little Man

No one really takes resumes at face value.they tend to be meaningless. We no longer have to rely on our resumes, references, companies, or work experiences to define our value. Resumes mean little.

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Want to Change Career? What Does It Take?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Want to Change Career? Let’s make sure we understand that I’m not referring to a job change.

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How to Find (and Utilize) the Best Virtual Assistant For Your Solo Business

The Solopreneur Life

If they are new to the field (remember that’s not necessarily bad), check references for past employers. Ads, resumes, references, background checks, phone calls and emails trying to find that “perfect fit”… it’s a pain for a busy entrepreneur.

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