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Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
Top Five Resume Mistakes
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Top Five Resume Mistakes


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  • 1. Originally Presented on Fox 28 “Good Day Columbus” Marcy Depew, Teal-Noir Productions Survival and Success Leadership
  • 2. Top Five Resume Mistakes
    • These mistakes are totally preventable
    • Compiling a unique Resume takes time and effort
    • Can’t afford a professional to assist you? Ask someone currently working in the industry to proof it
  • 3. Resume Mistake #1 – Typos
    • Use Spell Check , but remember: Spell Check will allow you to use the wrong word, spelled correctly
    • Walk away for at least 24 hours after you have finished writing, then review with fresh eyes
    • Ask someone to proof it for you – and thank them for their priceless feedback
  • 4. Resume Mistake #2 – Listing Tasks – Not Achievements and Results
    • Skip an “Objective” – that makes it about you, not the prospective Employer
    • Add a “Qualifications” or “Skills” Summary
    • Create a short narrative about your responsibilities for each position
    • Add Bullet Points to show achievements / results / awards that highlight and validate your contributions
  • 5. Resume Mistake #3 Using All Words and No Numbers
    • Numbers (increases, decreases, sales figures, Staff size, Company statistics) make information “pop”
    • Numbers validate contributions and are easy to read by the reviewer
    • Numbers paint a visual picture of your unique skills
  • 6. Resume Mistake #4 – Omitting Vital Contact Information on All Pages
    • What if they cannot find Page 1 and you seem to be the perfect candidate on Page 2 (and have not provided appropriate contact information)?
    • Hundreds of Resumes are received for any job posting: Make it easy to contact you to schedule an interview
    • Contact information on all pages presents a complete Resume package
  • 7. Resume Mistake #5 – Using a Cluttered Format that Neglects Keywords
    • Online applications often have Keyword Search software behind the scenes: Matching Keywords in the posting help you make it through the first filter
    • Use lots of white space : You have 5 – 7 seconds to get the attention of a reviewer – make it easy to read!
    • Match industry colloquialisms : Customers are called many things ~ Patients, Passengers, Clients, Customers, Members, Guests, Patrons, Users …
  • 8. Teal-Noir Productions Marcy Depew
        • Your initial consultation is always free
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            • Phone: 614.397.9195