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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How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

A Unique Selling Point might be the experience you bring to the table or the skills you have gained. Once you know your USP, it needs to be highlighted throughout your resume and interviews. There are several online tools you can use to discover the average salary for the type of position you seek. You cannot just count on scattering a few resumes through email. Instead, you need to use various channels to promote your skills and abilities.

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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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Choosing A Compatible Career Path In 5 Steps

Dumb Little Man

Mind your skills and plans. The first one is its correspondence to your current skills and educational background. The second one is a challenge and an opportunity to develop and gain new skills. Then think about the skills you would like to have.

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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. My resume is a disaster, I have spent countless hours tweaking and rewriting to no avail.

Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

According to a JobFox survey, some median annual salary ranges dropped $10,000, compared to a month ago. You want a job to increase your knowledge and skills, and make you even more marketable in the future. This helps set the groundwork for a salary bump before your annual review. Recent schooling always looks good on a resume, and many companies cannot offer higher salaries unless you meet certain educational or training requirements.

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Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Office Dynamics

” Driscoll added, “Professionals considering job moves should evaluate not only salary but also where they will have the greatest opportunity to build skills and advance their careers.” If money is your primary concern, and your employer can’t offer a higher salary, look at the entire compensation package before heading out the door. Gaining new skills. Looks better on a resume to have multiple employers. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

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How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. Listen: Randomly sending out resumes may get you a few interviews, but you will be wasting a lot of real and good opportunities. When you know your motivations, it will be easier for you to find opportunities that are perfect for your ambitions and skills. It can be the salary, job position, or company culture. Create an attractive resume and engaging cover letter. Everyone has a dream job in mind.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

Therefore, if you’re expecting to earn an annual salary of $60,000, you should plan for a 6-month job search. However, if you have a strong resume, a robust network, and good interview skills, you could land something sooner. Perhaps a slight tweak to your resume, or a minor adjustment in your search strategy, or a different approach to interviewing is all you need to get some positive results.

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10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

You need to prepare a dynamic application letter and resume and research the company. Give a positive reason, such as you left to take advantage of another opportunity that was better suited to your skills. . What salary do you want for this job? She helps her business students with job application letters, resumes, and interview questions and is working on a book on the therapeutic aspects of journaling. Passing a job interview is not as easy as before.

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How to Save Your Startup by Hiring the Right People

Dumb Little Man

Job applicants are skilled at wearing masks (covering their shortcomings with perfect resumes and decorated titles) to lure the CEO into hiring them. Look for applicants with a unique skill set. Look for their unique skill set, and ensure that it matches what your startup needs at the moment. Because let’s face it: your startup can’t afford fancy employees with expensive qualifications yet lacking the basic skills you need to scale your company.

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Learn How to Post A Job On LinkedIn Like A Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

Resumes with dozens of different formats or profiles of the candidates in the same manner? It is comparatively easy to search the database which includes varieties of topics like industry, connections, current and previous companies, job title, profession, skills, and education.

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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. However, if they go to develop skills like writing and critical thinking, to learn more about the world and to connect with future leaders, then university is invaluable. I have used those skills almost every day of my working life. And now I coach public speaking skills.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

Because every company expects to hire not just good professionals, but also good team players who will gladly acquire new skills, show enthusiasm and willingness to collaborate. – Faster promotion to higher positions and salary rise. Every employer expects to find candidates with the appetite for new skills and expertise. You can even ask for more advice on honing your skills, or finding really useful literature and resources.

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Incorporating Green Practices Into Self-Employment

Eco-Office Gals

Two pairs of fictitious resumes were sent off to job listings found around the web, and researchers found that individuals who listed self-employment as their last position were 63% less likely to receive what they requested for salary, or even land an interview at all. You should take your contract work seriously and use self-employment to boost your resume with real examples of your work.

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A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

We also talk about resumes and a unique tri-fold marketing piece. Thank goodness Gillie had her career portfolio, resume and tri-fold marketing piece done. Before the day ended, the CEO offered her the job with a six-figure salary plus stock options, plus, plus! Learn excellent communication skills and how to have human moments. The Gillie Watson Story. May 21, 2018. I will never forget Gillie Watson.

The War On Grad School

Dumb Little Man

Some students don’t see the increased student loan debt as a big deal when their potential salary options nearly double after completing their graduate degree. Those holding Graduate degrees in the following fields can see a high difference in their wages: Financial services sales agents have an $80,000 increase in salary. Physicians assistants have a $29,000 increase in salary. Education administrators have a $23,000 increase in salary.

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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? On June 6, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 1 No surprise that in this economy more and more people are toying around with the idea of changing careers.

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Endear Yourself to the Buyer

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Endear Yourself to the Buyer On April 24, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Nobody likes to be a nobody, but unfortunately, that’s what you are at the beginning of the job search process, provided you’ve just joined the ranks of those in transition.

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So, How about a Career Coach?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection So, How about a Career Coach? On July 13, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 The Four Types of Career Coaching Often people find themselves in the in-transition phase as a surprise without having a fair chance to evaluate sources of assistance getting back into the labor force.

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the fisher price concept

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 fisher price concept On August 2, 2010, In Career Coaching by Judi Perkins , By The How-To Career Coach 0 Thanks to Fisher-Price, as babies we learn a concept that we seem to forget by the time we’re adults: you can’t put a square peg in a round hole.

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While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology? On March 21, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 I know that the title I selected for this blog represents a near impossibility.

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Thoughts On Finding A New Job

Productivity Bits

It all comes down to the overall compensation package – On top of the Salary, the employee must take into consideration the Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit-Sharing, Stock Options, and other benefits. Hone Your Technical Skills. Technical skills are in demand now and there is a great chance that it will remain in this trend. Opportunities such as these are the perfect real-world training ground, and you can usually reference them in your resume.

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You Hate Your New Job -- Now What?

45 Things

With a low unemployment rate, some employers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting workers, such as offering perks and higher salaries. Think about the company culture, the people you work with, the new contacts you've made and the new skills you've learned. Are you learning new skills to add to your resume?

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Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Here are some things that would be super amazing if they happened to be on your resume, but are not hard requirements: You have experience with WordPress blog software. You have graphic design and/or photoshop skills. It potentially expand to a full time salaried position based on your long term results and ability to grow with the company. Compensation to be determined by your skill set. You read it right. This is a job advertisement. Of course it isn’t for you.

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Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

Simple Productivity Blog

Make Sure You Are Employable If your skills are out of date, update them. The more recently your skills have been used, and the more up-to-date those skills are, the more valuable you will be to potential employers. It may be that you prefer a smaller salary in a more stable company to a big salary in an industry that is shaky. The more specific and measurable you can be in your skills, the more attention you will get.

You're Always Being Watched

45 Things

His resume showed that he took on some dirty jobs, but kept building his skills and responsibilities for various employers as he worked his way through school. The office manager who one day builds a successful software company is going to remember that you were a hard worker and hire you away from your current job at three times your salary.

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On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

A Job is Waiting to Happen to You Long gone are the days of scouring the newspaper want ads and pounding the pavement going from office to office submitting your resume. There are sites that are specifically for job hunters where you can submit your resume and a profile about yourself for any employer to see. Employers may get to see a side of you other than what you put on your resume or present at the interview. Click here for an article on preparing your resume.

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3 Reasons Automated Hiring Will Rock Your World – And Your Bottom Line

Small Business CEO

Consequently, decision-makers are forced to weed through hundreds of candidates without exposing themselves to compliance risks or succumbing to “false positives,” or people who seem like the real deal, but turn out be as over-exaggerated as their resume. The benefits are simple: No more subjective, time-consuming resume scanning. It only takes one hiring – especially a bad one – to realize that identifying and retaining new employee costs much more than just their offered salary.

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4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

45 Things

Salaries sometimes run 10 percent to 20 percent less than working on site. Your LinkedIn profile or resume should note experience working remotely or independently on projects. Sharpen your technology skills. An early indicator is your resume. Your resume has got to be free of typos, and you need to avoid a form cover letter. Many people think they want to work from home until they do it.

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How to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Gig

45 Things

Don't just consider the salary," Lauby says. The key is to be more strategic in taking on tasks that will help you demonstrate your value or skills. And honestly, I've never asked someone if the job on their resume was part time or full time. Lauby says a part-time job still demonstrates that others believe you are worth the investment and gives you time to pursue more training or additional skills.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

45 Things

Further, many non-profits can’t offer as much in salary, but other benefits may balance that out for many job seekers. Krasna points out that working for a non-profit organization shouldn’t be discounted just because salaries are sometimes lower. It’s something you should highlight in your resume and cover letter.” Skills learning, professional community, and intellectual development aren't luxuries; ultimately they help the organization and the cause.

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7 Job Search Secrets You Must Know

45 Things

While you don’t want to ask about benefits or salary in an initial interview, hiring managers will favor those who come prepared with questions about the company. Successful companies, just like successful people, usually do not count modesty among their greatest virtues, and they not immune to skillful flattery,” he writes. Labels: Anita Bruzzese , cant find a job , career advice , hiring managers , how to network , resume posted by Anita at 10:11 AM 4 Comments: Megan Zuniga said.

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Taylor's a Feminist – But So Is James | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

That means that if I take a salaried job today, I might be earning $32,550 while the guy next to me earns $35,000. I imagine at the time she knew just what a difference it would have made in her workplace to have been able to leave that question of gender unanswered when we were still at the resume stage of the proceedings. She didn’t have her own company yet, and she had been handing out resumes not that long ago herself.

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Is it that time of the year already?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have asked for a raise however, but it was after I considered a move somewhere else and wasnt sure I wanted to go, so gave my employer a chance to match the new salary and they did. New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010!

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

With their technology skills and great social networking abilities, GenY ( born roughly between 1980-2003) previously have found employers willing to meet their expectations. Like the rest of job hunters, Generation Y has found jobs can be tough to come by, even with their skills. Finnigan says recruiters, who often called young job seekers “challenging,” now report Generation Y job candidates are more willing to compromise on salaries or job duties.

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