Common resume mistakes you should avoid

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<ul><li><p>COMMON RESUME MISTAKES YOU SHOULD </p><p>RESUME </p><p>AVOID </p></li><li><p>Your resume is the first opportunity you have to stand out from the crowd of other applicants for a position. </p></li><li><p>Research finds that employers only spend a few seconds reading a resume </p></li><li><p> so you should make sure give yourself the best chance of catching a prospective employers attention by avoiding these pitfalls: </p></li><li><p>1. AVOID GRAMMATICAL ERRORS AND TYPOS </p></li><li><p>Give your resume several reviews before sending it out to employers. </p></li><li><p>Its always a good idea to have a friend or family member look it over to catch those errors that you may have missed. </p></li><li><p>2. NO ACTION VERBS </p></li><li><p>If your resume is loaded with vague phrases, such as was responsible for, the employer will be left without clear mental images of your actions as an employee. </p></li><li><p>Put some action in the resume, such as resolved customer problems or made daily contacts with to allow the employer to visualize you in action. </p></li><li><p>3. RESUME IS VISUALLY CLUTTERED </p></li><li><p>A cluttered resume is difficult to read and takes too much time to sort out. </p></li><li><p>Make sure your resume is visually inviting, with paragraph breaks and bullet points for easy reading. </p></li><li><p>4. OVERTELLING OR CUTTING TOO SHORT </p></li><li><p>Keep information short, but succinct. However, dont be afraid to include details on important points. </p></li><li><p>5. LACKING IN FOCUS </p></li><li><p>A resume that does not indicate the progression of your career and future goals will not make an impression on a prospective employer. </p></li><li><p>Highlight past accomplishments and transferable skills to show you know where youre going and how to get there. </p></li><li><p>6. CREATING ONE RESUME FOR ALL OCCASIONS </p></li><li><p>The advice about tailoring your resume to the position youre seeking should not be overlooked. </p></li><li><p>An employer needs to know not only what youve done, but also how it can apply to their specific needs. </p></li><li><p>Your research regarding the company and your ability to fit their needs will give you a favorable viewing. </p></li><li><p>7. RELATING DUTIES INSTEAD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS </p></li><li><p>Listing your duties does not provide information about what you can do on the job. </p></li><li><p>Attending meetings and supervising others does not say anything about your specific contributions to the company. </p></li><li><p>Instead, go into detail about how you added to the outcome of your job, whether you implemented new procedures and how you made an impact on the position you held. </p></li><li><p>8. LEAVING OUT IMPORTANT INFORMATION </p></li><li><p>Many applicants forget important information they should have on their resumes, such as special training sessions, attendance at conferences or skills you may have acquired outside the workplace. </p></li><li><p>These entries can provide additional information on your value as a potential employee. </p></li><li><p>9. A FORMULAIC RESUME OBJECTIVE </p></li><li><p>Most employers will give the resume objective a cursory glance. They usually find the same trite lines about finding a suitable position to. </p></li><li><p>If you give extra thought to what your objectives can be regarding a particular company, you will be able to attract the attention you need to get an interview. </p></li><li><p>10. OUT OF DATE CONTACT INFORMATION </p></li><li><p>Changes in residence or cell phone information can make it impossible for potential employers to contact you for follow-up interviews. </p></li><li><p>Make sure your information is current and clear, so you can avoid missing these important callbacks. </p></li><li><p>11. NOT INCLUDING KEYWORDS </p></li><li><p>These days many employers electronically scan resumes for relevant keywords pertaining to the job prior to having a human review them. </p></li><li><p>Take careful note of the job description, determine the keywords they will most likely be looking for and include them in your resume. </p></li><li><p>Seeking a new financial advisor position? Speak with the experienced financial advisor recruiters of Willis Consulting Inc. </p></li><li><p>They can many top industry contacts and can help you land the position you want. See open positions at </p></li><li><p>Los Angeles Office: Corporate Headquarters 719 Yarmouth Road, Suite 203 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 310-373-7400 PST </p></li><li><p>Scottsdale Office 8970 E Raintree Drive Suite #300 Scottsdale AZ 85260 </p></li><li><p>New York Office 244 5th Avenue, Suite 1855 New York NY 10001 212-726-2041 PST </p></li></ul>