The Top 10 Mistakes You may be Making on Your Resume

Posted on November 4th, 2014 | by      


Are you making these mistakes on your resume?

When you are looking for a job, one of the things that you will need to do is to create a resume to impress your potential employers.  But there are mistakes that you may make when you are creating your resume that can turn potential employers off.  These are the things that are highlighted in this article – Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes.

Below I have included one of the mistakes that you want to avoid when you are creating a resume for your job search. Read the rest of the article to know the other mistakes that you may be making and ruining your chances for a new job in the process.

Highlighting Duties Instead of Accomplishments

It’s easy to slip into a mode where you simply start listing job duties on your resume. For example:

  • Attended group meetings and recorded minutes.
  • Worked with children in a day-care setting.
  • Updated departmental files.

Employers, however, don’t care so much about what you’ve done as what you’ve accomplished in your various activities. They’re looking for statements more like these:

  • Used laptop computer to record weekly meeting minutes and compiled them in a Microsoft Word-based file for future organizational reference.
  • Developed three daily activities for preschool-age children and prepared them for a 10-minute holiday program performance.
  • Reorganized 10 years worth of unwieldy files, making them easily accessible to department members.

If you are looking for a job and you are creating a resume for your job search, you want to use this article to know what you shouldn’t do when creating your resume. Knowing the things that should and should not be included in your resume.  Knowing the right way to create your resume is the first step in finding a new job.

With the way the economy is, you want to give yourself every chance to be successful in your job search. This article can give you some mistakes that you want to avoid on your resume.  Once you are sure that your resume doesn’t have any of these mistakes, you can be sure that you’re closer to getting a new job and having a better life.

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