Yesterday on The Savvy Intern we featured “10 Ways to Build a Perfect Personal Brand” from our friends at Levo League – an excellent tutorial on how to deliver a highly-effective brand to potential employers, customers and influencers.
And yet we heard from many young careerists: “I’m not even sure what my ‘brand’ is!” and “This is great, but I don’t know what I’m selling yet”…
Everyone makes mistakes… let’s just hope we didn’t make these mistakes on our resume!
From spelling errors spellcheck can’t catch (“I held sex positions as a manager”) to irrelevant information (a picture of your dog? really?) and the wholly inappropriate (“I left because my affair with the boss broke down”), check out some very real resume mistakes as shown in this infograhic from Career Journey…
Depending on where you come from, do employers see you differently? Are you a creative Californian? A home-spun Midwesterner? Perhaps a Type A from New York?
New data from Truity Psychometrics, as shown in the infographic below, shows just how employers might have preconceived notions about you based on where you come from.
You spend a lot of time writing your resume. And then more time on versions 2 through 92. And then even more time customizing for each company and application.
But how do you know if your resume, even after all this effort, is right? How do you know if yours is one of the 3 to 5 out of 100+ the recruiter will likely see that will result in a job interview?