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The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make On Their Resumes

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Discover the 5 biggest mistakes people make on their resumes and how to avoid / repair them. …

Discover the 5 biggest mistakes people make on their resumes and how to avoid / repair them.

When you repair these errors on your resume, you'll receive more call backs and your resume will make it past several filters that employers have - filters that eliminate many resumes before a human gets to them.

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  • 1. The 5 Big Mistakes People Make OnTheir Resumes
  • 2. DidYou Know? There are currently 10.5M unemployed Americans The average job search takes 35 weeks On average, 118 people apply for any given job, but only 20% receive an interview 50% of resumes never make it through a company’s talent-management software (ATS) www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 3. Be sure to watch this video to the end, because we have a free gift waiting for you, just for viewing this presentation! Let’s take a look at the 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make OnTheir Resumes. www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 4. Not realizing the top 1/3rd of your resume is your “Sales Zone”  Most people think of their resume as just a piece of paper that shows their work experience and education.  They don’t think of it as a way to promote / sell themselves to the hiring manager. Resume Mistake #1 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 5. Solutions:  The top 1/3rd, of your resume is the “sales zone”.This is where you should highlight your top strengths & achievements.  Use action verbs to deliver hard-hitting & relevant achievements.  Use data, facts, statistics - anything that demonstrates the results & benefits of your work. Resume Mistake #1 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 6.  When most people describe their work experience on a resume, they describe what their daily tasks were or what their job description was.  This does not tell the employer what they want to know… What specific results did you get for the company? Resume Mistake #2 Describing your work experience in vague terms or in task-oriented wording www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 7. Solutions:  The employer is mainly interested in the specific results you can provide, so use facts & data that clearly show the results you got at your former company.  Weave sentences together with action words to show how you solved problems or added value.  Only include work experience that is most relevant to the position you are seeking. Resume Mistake #2 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 8.  The ApplicantTracking System (ATS) filters out 50% of incoming resumes because they don’t contain the right keywords that match the employer’s initial screening requirements. Resume Mistake #3 Failing to use industry-specific keywords, your resume may get filtered out by the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 9. Solutions:  Using industry-specific keywords shows that you know their industry & that you have relevant experience.  Find relevant keywords in their job descriptions.  Include industry-specific technology, certifications & core-competency keywords.  Using these keywords will help get your resume past the ApplicantTracking System (ATS) & onto the next stage: human-review. Resume Mistake #3 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 10. Your resume is hard to read or leaves the reader confused  The average recruiter or hiring manager will give your resume less than a six-second glance.  If your resume is not written or formatted correctly, it will not pass this initial “human review / scan” and yours will be part of the 80% of resumes that do not get an interview. Resume Mistake #4 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 11. Solutions:  When your resume is easy to scan and it highlights your specific results, your resume gets favorable attention.  Place your most relevant details at the top of each section.  Create separate sections for professional summary, career history, education, volunteer work, etc.  Proofread your resume… And then, proofread again! Resume Mistake #4 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 12. Thinking your resume alone will get you the job  Most people think they can do their job search the same way it was done a few years ago. But today’s job market is extremely competitive.  It requires more than just updating your resume, posting it online and waiting for the phone to ring…  That's because the “good jobs” are not found this way. Resume Mistake #5 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 13. Solutions:  Most people don’t know that 94% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to find new talent. So, your LinkedIn profile should be optimized & aligned with your resume to showcase your high value to the employer.  Sadly, only 36% of job seekers use LinkedIn to help them find employment.  There’s a huge opportunity for you to move ahead of your competition by getting your LinkedIn profile optimized so that it appears for relevant searches by recruiters! Resume Mistake #5 www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 14. We hope you’ve enjoyed this video about the 5 BIG mistakes people make on their resumés! www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 15. We hope you’ve enjoyed this video about the 5 BIG mistakes people make on their resumés! And, although we only covered 5 of the biggest mistakes people make on their resumés, did you know that there are many more mistakes that people make? www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 16. We hope you’ve enjoyed this video about the 5 BIG mistakes people make on their resumés! And, although we only covered 5 of the biggest mistakes people make on their resumés, did you know that there are many more mistakes that people make? Many of these mistakes are seemingly small errors, but they can make all the difference in the world when a hiring manager throws your resume out and keeps someone else's. www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 17. Wouldn’t you agree that it would be very difficult to get a $50,000 a year job with a $20,000 a year resumé? www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 18. Wouldn’t you agree that it would be very difficult to get a $50,000 a year job with a $20,000 a year resumé? Likewise, it’s very difficult to get a $100,000 a year job with a $50,000 resumé. www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 19. In other words, the quality of your resumé matters! www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 20. In other words, the quality of your resumé matters! Your resumé must be at the quality & sophistication level of the job you’re seeking or it will be thrown out! www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 21. You see, your resumé goes ahead of you and its job is to make a GREAT first impression and convince the hiring manager to schedule an interview with you. www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 22. You see, your resumé goes ahead of you and its job is to make a GREAT first impression and convince the hiring manager to schedule an interview with you. And if your resumé does not impress them or is not up to their standards, guess where it goes? www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 23. So, don’t treat your resumé lightly – it representsYOU. www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 24. So, don’t treat your resumé lightly – it representsYOU. And it should represent you - at your best! www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 25. So, how do you ensure that your resume is going to do this incredibly important job for you? www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 26. How do you make absolutely sure that your resumé will confidently “sell” you and impress the hiring manager? www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 27. The best way to achieve this is by getting your resumé professionally written by the top experts at Resume2Employed. www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 28. Let me share with you what one of our clients had to say about our service: www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 29. Let me share with you what one of our clients had to say about our service: “I was looking to prepare for my future job search… I got much more when I contacted Resume2Employed. Shortly after, I received a dream position with one of the world’s largest oil companies.” Russell M. - Pittsburgh, PA www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 30. And here’s another happy client: “After paying another service a sizeable amount money with zero results, I hired Resume2Employed for a fraction of the cost. I received IMPRESSIVE results that yielded phone calls from recruiters - less than 30 minutes after going public with my LinkedIn Profile.” James B. - Menominee, MI www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 31. And another happy client: “After receiving little to no response from my resume or LinkedIn Profile, I reached out to Resume2Employed for help. My LinkedIn Profile views were immediately increased by hundreds and I couldn’t believe the amount of hiring managers and recruiters reaching out to me.” AllanC. - Minneapolis, MN www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 32. And one more: “I hired Resume2Employed to help in redoing my LinkedIn profile and resumé as I began to look for a new career. They were incredibly knowledgeable on the subject matter and in how to be successful in getting noticed by employers.” Ashley - Account Executive www.Resume2Employed.com
  • 33. Don’t let your resumé make a poor first impression for you! Let us review your resume for FREE and give you great tips and tricks to help your resume stand out from the rest. To order your FREE resume review, just email your resume to support@Resume2Employed.com www.Resume2Employed.com
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