When it comes to preparing your resume, it’s not just your experience and qualifications that make or break it; the overall thoughtfulness you put into it is important as well and reflects how much you value your career. As a team that looks at hundreds of resumes in one day, we have identified many common mistakes that candidates are making when sending out a resume.
The font is important when it comes to your resume. Not everything has to be Times New Roman or Arial, but make sure you keep it professional and readable. Also, make sure the sizing is consistent.
Not Enough Info
Don’t sell yourself short with a basic bullet point or two, really highlight all the key points of your role. Remember, this is your first impression to anyone who looks at your resume. Each position should have at least two pieces of quantitative information and at least four thoughtful bullet points about what you do and your accomplishments.
Adding Professional Style
You don’t have to be a graphic designer, but adding a touch of color or an eye-catching layout can really make an impression. There are several resources, like Canva, where you can find professional and clean templates for free!
Skip The Photos
Save the photos for your social media profiles. Photos on your resume tend to distract from your experience or don’t add additional value to your candidacy.
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