Resume Mistakes That You Need to Know

unduhan-17A solid resume is what gets you in the door and in front of hiring managers when you’re applying for jobs. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your application is free of mistakes, and that means more than just typos. Business News Daily spoke with hiring and HR experts to help you clean up some common resume errors so you can land that interview.
An “objective” at the top of your resume is outdated and should be eliminated. This section tells an employer or recruiter what you want, rather than what you can do for them, said Marissa Letendre, senior recruiter at Zimmerman Associates recruiting firm.

“It should be replaced with a paragraph-style summary which communicates what [the candidate] can do for the employer and achievements relevant to the position they are applying for,” Letendre added.

“I constantly see candidates listing obvious duties in bullet points under a job title,” said Yahya Mokhtarzada CEO of Truebill, which provides a tool for organizing subscription services. “If an applicant was a host at TGI Fridays for three years, I can assume they undertook common host/hostess duties such as greeting guests and seating them at tables.” Mokhtarzada suggested using the bullet-point space to list things you’ve done that an employer wouldn’t guess or to illustrate instances when you went above and beyond.

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