When it comes to your professional resume, there’s no excuse for poor grammar. While word processing programs have certainly come a long way, nothing beats good ole knowledge.
With that in mind, here are the top 7 grammar mistakes we see in resumes. Just as important, we’ve included tips on how to avoid them.
Cleary, the tons of messages about avoiding basic errors are not getting through. Surveys suggest this is not an isolated scenario… so many are having their resume rejected at first glance.
Here are some resume writing basics that will help you avoid having your resume rejected…
We know that you’re very qualified and would make a great employee, but you’re still unemployed, even after sending off dozens of applications. One of the reasons for your continued unemployment could be that you’re not crafting the kind of excellent, compelling resume that employers want to see. Here, we’ll talk about ways you’re not selling yourself as well as you could be in your resume, as well as discussing other reasons you might not be getting the job.
Even in the Social Age, your resume may be the most important element of your job search. It is often your foot in the door; the first thing that hiring managers see.
Given the importance of first impressions, you certainly don’t want to make any deadly resume mistakes…
I am simply amazed by the resume mistakes I see. The misspellings, the run on sentences, the formatting, and the blatant lack of attention to detail are simply astounding… I need a red pen just to mark up the resume! As I have said more than once, even in the age of social media and LinkedIn, resumes are essential in your job search. Which means there are common resume mistakes that must be eliminated. I want to share with you some of those common errors and hopefully you will NEVER make these mistakes. After all, a resume is, in many
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…