Sometimes, when reviewing a resume, it is easier to eliminate the resume mistakes that we see than to try to improve the resume per se. One way to go about it is actually to go one mistake at a time. In this section, we have listed some articles that discuss errors often made by job seekers when writing their resumes. Go through the articles and see if you recognize yourself.
As you go about writing your resume, keep these tips in mind:
- Writing a resume is not about luck, but about hard work. Don’t expect the recruiter to see something special in your application unless you make it apparent. Don’t fall into the trap of wishful thinking. Whether you get a job or not is not up to the recruiter, it’s up to you to show your worth to him or her.
- Tailor your resume (and application in general) to each position that you apply to. This doesn’t mean to rewrite your resume, but to make minor modifications, like changing the title of your resume, to give you an edge.
- Recognize your limitations. If you don’t have good writing skills or have poor word processing skills, ask for help.
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