Studies show that recruiters spend an average of just six seconds reviewing resumes. That doesn’t leave applicants much room for error. A resume can be critical to landing your next dream job, so it’s super important to avoid common pitfalls that will stand out to recruiters like a sore thumb.
Forbes’ aricle “Ten Ways Your Resume Can Scare Employers Away” points out a good number of resume mistakes that might leave a recruiter less than impressed.
Whether it’s leaving job gaps or hops unexplained or using jargon from an unfamiliar industry, potential employers might just be passing you over for reasons you aren’t aware of. This article is a great place to turn for a quick resume spot check and it might just make all the difference in getting you in for an interview. Do you have some resume “pro tips” to share? We’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!
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3 thoughts on “Avoid These Common Resume Mistakes”
I have found this post very good and useful for candidates to avoid some resume mistakes . I think Inconsistency also a common mistake that candidates makes in their resume . You have explained so well what to avoid in resume and it will surely helps to build effective resume in current year for getting selected by recruiter.
Thanks for the feedback, Pranit! Glad you found the information helpful, and I couldn’t agree more. Inconsistency in both formatting and information can be a big red flag regarding a candidate’s ability to keep an eye out for the details. Thanks again and have a great day!
Thanks for the list of the most common mistakes that resume writers always make. I know how hard it is to write the resume. I have also read that as little as one can drive the hirer away from your resume or any other working document. That’s why, I think it is wise to let the professional writers do their job and let them write the resume for you.