I attended a webinar on “the resume for the well-rounded student” hosted by well-intended career services veterans.
Unfortunately, at a time when soon-to-be and recent graduates, and current students need all the high-quality counsel they can get, the advice in that webinar likely wouldn’t help anyone find work – ever…
Know the trouble with most resumes? To a recruiter, they sound just like every other resume.
This is no one’s fault… because that is how most of us are taught to write resumes.
Sure it sounds good to us; after all, we don’t read 100+ resumes a day. To those who do – those making the hiring decisions – these resumes are not only redundant and worthless… they make the recruiter cringe. Literally, cringe – like in a “Not another crappy resume… I do not have time for this!” way.
To make sure your resume isn’t cringe-worthy, remove these clichés from your resume:
Many clients come to me, exasperated and at wits end. They’ve been sending out resumes for months, they say, and “not hearing back.” Then when I look at their resume, I think, “Oh why didn’t you find help sooner!”
If you’re wavering about getting some help for your resume, here’s a quick test that will provide some perspective…
Working in a college career center, I’ve seen a lot of “slow” resumes.
A slow resume is boring. A slow resume states the obvious and nothing more. A slow resume reads like a job description, not a marketing document. A slow resume follows outdated formats.
So ask yourself: How fast is your resume?
After reviewing thousands of resumes in my career, I’ve noticed a trend.
Too many job seekers are making the exact same resume mistakes over and over again, many of which hold these job seekers back from getting job interviews.
So, I’m going to share with you the 5 most common resume mistakes I see…
Job seekers would be surprised how many inquiries recruiters receive from people who at first glance (and often second, third, and fourth glances) are destined for the NO pile. They may also be astonished as to how many people seem to do their very best to sabotage their interview by “dress and breath” errors alone.
Read on – and yes, these are real examples…