Do you think your resume has any errors? There are certain resume do’s and don’ts that most employees and recruiters look for when they are hiring, and it is important to make sure your resume has no errors and stands out. After all, your resume is the gateway to new jobs and better work opportunities.
Check out 3 common resume errors here.
1. Irrelevant Employment
If you are applying for a manager role at a new company, it is unlikely that your previous experience as a bartender 20 years ago is relevant work experience. It won’t help you to get the job – but it might make it seem like you don’t have enough relevant experience, and you’re using it to fill up space. Instead use recent or relevant experience that relates to the job that you want.
2. Negativity towards an old employer
Most people don’t need to include a ‘Reasons for Leaving’, so you may be able to completely take this section out. If you left your previous job quickly or under strange circumstances, you may need to include a reason for leaving. If you do, don’t be spiteful towards for your former employee. It normally comes across as unprofessional and negative.
3. Nothing phrases
“Highly organized”, “strong work ethic” and “team player” are frequently used on resumes, but what do they mean? Anyone can use these phrases and they do not prove that you actually are any of these things. Instead provide examples of times when you displayed a strong work ethic, or when you worked well as part of a team.
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