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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