Are you making these common resume mistakes?
1. Spelling Errors or TyposThere is just no excuse for typos in a resume, use spellcheck, proofread more times than you think you should, and then have a fresh set of eyes look it over.
2. Incorrect GrammarWe see this a lot in the form of incorrect usage of tense, especially in work experience. If you did the job in the past, anything referring to your work there should be in PAST tense. If you are currently at a job then…you guessed it…PRESENT tense.
3. “References Available Upon Request”
We sure hope you have references to provide. At this point, it is assumed that you will provide references when asked, it does not need to be on your resume and is considered an “outdated” resume component. Not to mention, it takes up valuable space!
4. Too Much InformationWhile you need to demonstrate relevant experience and why you are qualified for the job, you do not need to include everything you have ever done. Too much information, especially information that is not directly applicable to the position you are applying for, can distract from the truly important information and qualifications that make you right for the position.
The average recruiter looks at a resume for 6 seconds…can you believe that!? You need to be sure that the pertinent information is easily found and understood.