Fatal mistakes in a resume
Updating your resume has a very important role when you are seeking a job. However, not a few people have taken this matter lightly and only prepare a sparse RESUME at the last minutes.
In order to have chance of getting the job you have been longed for, avoiding 08 mistakes as below when writing a resume:
1. Lack of contact details:
Even when you were at the university, you might have been told that “Don’t forget your name at the head of the sheet” and sometimes, a well done sheet but don’t know whose it is. Confusion may make you forget that simple but first thing to do.
Similarity, sometimes the employers may receive a very impressive resume, but they don’t know how to contact the candidate as there is no email or phone or address in the resume. However, in this case, the employers will not abandon that resume but try to find way to contact the candidate.
2. Spelling errors:
Imagine you are seeing a new guest for the first time. He sits in front of you talking endlessly about his education, family and career. But suddenly, you realize that there is a piece of omelet on his mouth. It may distract you from listening to what the guest is saying.
Such errors as above will make the employers not focus on your resume as their mind are focused on other things about you, which may cost you your chance of getting employed.
3. Too much or too little information:
The employers have to review hundreds of resume sent to them. Therefore, don’t mix important details with irrelevant information. For example, don’t list jobs that you did 10 years ago if they were of no relevance to the current job, especially in case of lacking space in the resume.
The contrary is, however, not good at all. If your resume is too brief, it may reveal many unclear things and leave out many questions unanswered.
Don’t hope that you will be invited to the interview if you list only jobs but not responsibilities you have taken over or you don’t emphasize on your professional skills. The employers will think that you are inexperienced and only take a brief glance at your resume.
4. Complex and confusing format:
CV and resume should be best sent directly by mail or post. Therefore, experts recommend that candidates should not use colorful with decoration paper that is not suitable to the nature of the job.
The candidates should also be careful not to overuse stylish fonts when writing a resume. If the employers’ computer doesn’t have a compatible font, your resume will become a sheet of chaos of characters.
Write a plain resume with clear content so that the employers can easily read it.
5. Telling a lie:
When you prepare a resume, suddenly you realize that the job is too much competitive and you have to do something to be more prominent than other candidates. Then, you change your one year experience of deputy manager of HR department into two year experience of manager of HR department.
The point here is that the employers will easily see your lack of sincerity. also, in the resume, you have to make references to somebody else (your old boss or colleagues), and the employers may contact this person to confirm what you write is true or not. so, that means, if you want to tell a lie, prepare yourself with as many persuasive evidences as possible to make up for your lie….
6. Lack of focus:
Every detail in your resume must both focus on the point that you are the most qualified for the job. Whatever resume form you use, education first or experience first, you have to prove that you write this resume for only purpose of applying for that job.
The employers will evaluate you lowly if they think that you write hundreds of similar resumes and send to any company where there is a vacancy.
7. Focus on personal interest:
Your resume, though, addresses to yourself but is not sent to yourself. So, ask yourself who the employers want to recruit for their vacancy. Then, find the answer to that question.
If your goal is to be stated at the beginning, don’t tell that you want the job as the salary is high. Instead, persuade the employers that your ability will benefit the company that others will not.
8. No space left:
A resume which is full of word and word will soon bore the readers. So, spare some space between paragraphs and sections and use numbering so that the readers are not confused with seeming-to-endless paragraphs.
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