As of February 2017, there were approximately 4.7% of or 15.3 million Americansout of and looking for work. While this has been slightly improving, it’s still a huge number of people in need of a regular paycheck and hoping that their resumes will make it into the right hands.
Unfortunately, even if they do, there are very specific things that modern “head hunters” are looking for and others they’re hoping to avoid.
In this infographic from the UK company, StandOutCV, you’ll learn about 9 of the biggest and most common resume mistakes to steer clear of during your job search and how to fix them.
Before you can score any interview, you’re usually just a name on a sheet of paper, so use these tips to cut the fat and send out a resume that truly highlights everything you have to offer.
The 9 Deadliest Resume/CV Mistakes:
Having an unprofessional email address
Using meaningless cliches and buzzwords (i.e. creative, hardworking team player, results-driven, etc.)
Using a graph to display your skills
Including a photograph (unless requested)
Being too long
Having unexplained employment gaps
Making grammar and spelling mistakes
Using elaborate fonts
Having big chunks of text
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