Top 5 resume mistakes to avoid


Mistakes in a resume can hinder your job opportunity. Let me share how to write an error free resume and know the top five common mistakes to avoid in a resume.

Looking for resume writing tips on how to avoid resume mistakes? Their are several mistakes that we makes in our job search and one of them is mistake in your resume. Here am sharing some common resume mistakes to help you out things you should avoid while constructing a resume. It takes only few minutes to judge your candidacy on a particular position by employer and your resume is the only thing that actually encourage recruiters to call you for initial interview rounds. You might be a qualifies candidate for the position you have applied but your resume play an actual role to get the invitation for this job at all. The first and foremost thing in your employer's hand is your resume. For that reason, you have to be very conscious while designing, showcasing and writing your resume. Earlier I told you about the importance of using professionally accepted fonts that makes your resume visually attractive. Today here am sharing 5 common mistakes that 97% of candidate usually make while constructing a resume. So let me consider some 5 major factors that affect your candidacy even if you are a best match and how to tackle with these comman mistakes.



  1. Age
    In case if you are seasoned candidate, especially when you have been working from a longer time don't give reference to your date of birth. Every employer want energetic and young talent to work with and when they get any idea of your age from the date of birth, graduation year and from your experience listed could be used against you. See it's easy to identify an idea of your age from your resume but giving a clear enough idea will make a risk of being rejected. You should provide a clear enough detailed outlay of your work and education history without mentioning the dates. Your employer will rate you on your eligibility bases where age normally doesn't play any role.

  2. Are you presently unemployed?
    Present unemployment, no matter it been so long or from a short period of time, is one of the worst things that always leave a negative impact on your prospective employer. The longer period you have not been working, the greater the risk of being rejected increase. You are not working from a longer period of time than your potentials and image get suspected in the industry. Avoid putting date of your employment termination and making a format of your resume in that mentioning date for such thing not so important.

  3. Gaps in Jobs
    If your resume gives a clear enough idea of gaps in employment, then your value and marketability can be questioned by employer. No matter for what reason you were not working, noting can enhance your image if you've been making gaps between your jobs. So to avoid these thing just use the year of employment and remove months and dates from your resume.

  4. Lack of Qualification Credentials, Licenses or Certificates
    Before applying to any job look at the certain skills and credential required to work on that position, if you do not possess on eligibility criteria than applying for such jobs will not benefit you. Nonetheless if you believe that you can work on such position because you worked in same field than prepare a resume that could prove your candidacy in front of your prospective employer.

  5. Typos and grammar mistakes
    Every single mistake you makes in your resume even if it's in grammar, spelling or in punctuation will be a disaster for you. Once I got a resume writing project in that the client was working in 'Warehouse' but he made a simple mistake while typing I read it 'Whorehouse'. In the same way, not only the spellings even your grammar can make the wrong sense.




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