4 Resume Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them)

Your resume is one of the most important tools you have when searching for a job. It’s your chance to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the role. However, if your resume is full of mistakes or doesn’t contain the right information, it could cost you the opportunity to even get your foot in the door. Here are some common resume mistakes to avoid:

1. Irrelevant Experience: It’s important to have the right professional experience showcased on your resume. Having the wrong experience will hurt not hep your chances of getting attention from the right employer or right job.

2. Not Structuring Your Resume Properly: Does your resume still have objectives on it? Please review that from your resume…right away. It’s so important to make sure that your resume showcases your actual talent and not just your experience. When I say that, I mean your resume must have a summary of your qualifications it should have a list of your skills, knowledge base and abilities either listed or highlighted at the top of your resume. It should also showcase how you can help the employer. The proper resume structure can sell you to the employer because they can see how you can benefit them.

3. Not Describing Your Experience Thoroughly: Are you leaving out any important details about your skills or experience? Make sure you include all relevant information about yourself so that the employer can get a complete picture of who you are. Also describe how you did the job by showcasing awards, certifications and your overall stellar performance in that position.

4. Do Not Add “Reference Available Upon Request” to your resume: Was your resume written in 1992? Then that’s the only resumes that have that line printed on there. It is so irrelevant to resumes now, due the mere fact that more employers are expecting you to have a list of references ready to represent. The reference list is another “career tool” you as a consummate professional need to have in your arsenal of career tools in your professional life.

So, there you have it – four resume mistakes that might be costing you the job of your dreams. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! If you need additional assistance crafting or editing your resume, please connect with me here and I would be happy to help. In the meantime, make sure to avoid these common mistakes and you’ll be on your way to landing that perfect job.

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Best Career Change Action Steps #4

Are you considering a career change? Making a big life change can be scary, but it’s also an exciting adventure. If you’re feeling ready for a new challenge, here are some action steps to help make the transition go smoothly.
First, check out Steps 1 – 3 to get the beginning steps.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s all for now. But don’t worry, I have one more action step for you to check out. Just click on the link Step #5 above or here. You can also find more information about making a successful career change by downloading our free guide here. We hope these tips help get you one step closer to your dream job!

Check out the rest of the Career Change Action Steps Series to learn more about making a career change. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for some extra help along the way, reach out to us here and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your options.

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