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Most people make mistakes when they write a resume. With help these mistakes can be identified and rectified. The biggest mistake of all is to send off your resume to employers before it has been checked and rectified, because if you do so you are not only wasting your time and effort, but you may just miss out on the job of your dreams. The best advice is always to get your resume checked out by a professional before you send it off. After all, once you have sent it you will not get a second chance to send another.
So what are the most common mistakes?
Spelling and Grammar
The most obvious ones are spelling and grammar. It is surprising just how many resumes we receive with spelling and grammar faults. In fact it is very rare indeed to receive a resume without at least some spelling and grammar faults. It is a mistake to think that an employer will not spot your mistakes. Mistakes show a lack of thoroughness and this alone could cost you your job. The next time you are applying for jobs on Gumtree or at your local temp agency, make sure you double and triple check. A simple spell check is not enough. Re-read, edit, ask a friend or family member to read it, and edit again! You only get one shot.
Getting the format right is much harder than it sounds. Not only does the resume have to be of the correct length, but needs to have the right balance too. In addition to all of this it needs to look good, and read easily. If a resume doesn't look the part then there is a chance that it may never be read. Employers are very busy people, and don't always have time to read every resume. No matter how good the content is on your resume, if it does not look professional enough it could go straight in the trash can.
The content is possibly the hardest part of your resume to get right. Even if you possess excellent English skills, there are correct and incorrect ways of putting across the content on your resume. Get the content right (and everything else on your resume) and you could land the job of your dreams, but get it wrong and you are simply wasting your time.
Profile / Objectives
If you break your resume down into sections, the hardest parts to get right are profiles / objectives. We find that at least 90% of the resumes we receive need improving in this respect, and the vast majority need completely re-writing as many people simply just do not have the necessary skills and experience to write good profiles / objectives. This is highly significant because good profiles are often what sets a good resume apart from an average resume.
The X factor
Even if you have a resume with no errors, good content, and excellent format you are still not guaranteed an interview. The reason for this is that your resume also needs to stand out from the crowd. There are often 50 or more applicants for each job. If you send off your resume without correctly addressing the problem 'how do I make my resume stand out?' then the chances are it could just get lost in the pile.
The mistakes mentioned above are just some of the many mistakes which people make when they create their resume. The vast majority of resumes we receive are from people who think that they have not made any mistakes, but they want to double check just in case. These same people are then astonished when they discover just how many mistakes we find and just how many improvements we make.
How can I avoid mistakes?
Well you can always spend an hour or two examining your resume to try and find areas for improvement.
If you do this the chances are that you will make some improvements, but unless you really do know what you are looking for, there will still be errors and areas which need improving.
Alternatively the best way to avoid mistakes is to get expert advice. Fortunately we have expert advice for you right here at prices which are very reasonable indeed for the quality of service we provide. Please click here for our services page.