How NOT to Write a Resume - Keep Away From These Mistakes

Mistake 1: Golden retriever Syndrome

Don’t ever speak about yourself in a way you could be described yourself as a hunter like the one in the following video;

“Self-driven, hardworking and reliable person.”

A tired expression, wasn’t it? It’s a standard Language and appears on the majority of resumes, and it doesn’t mean anything to recruiters. These phrases can be used to describe almost any person or, more importantly, a dog. If you choose to use the above-mentioned phrase, it could be an enormous difference, and a completely opposite reaction is to be expected.

“Proven results in sales, ability to build relationships with customers, ranked in the top 3 out of the sales reps of 63 for three consecutive years, exceeding the sales estimates from 17 of twenty quarters.”

Did you notice the difference? It must be so because many others will do it, too.

Mistake 2: Verbal Jungle

When you write anything, whether it’s an application, a speech or any other form of documentation, You should establish a practice of reading it out to yourself after you have written each paragraph. This ensures that you write exactly the way you talk, which aids you in making the same impression you would when you deliver the speech. Here can be an illustration of the way unorganized language could turn off a reader.

“Directed collection of components from business divisions in distribution, development the engineering department, management of programs and legal, to facilitate proposals, responses to contracts as well as market research.”

Did you get the full context? I’m here to tell you that even when you’ve read it three times, you will not be able to fully comprehend what the person is trying to tell you about what he’s experienced and what his abilities are. Putting too many of these things in the same sequence is likely to confuse a person and not much else, so it is unlikely to get to receive a positive response from a hiring manager. Therefore, it is recommended to be sure to read your resume out loud to ensure that it sounds as great as it reads.

The 3rd Mistake: Negative Nuance

A mistake in a sentence could ruin the entire sentence. However, in a resume, a mistake can be branded as sloppy or unprofessional. Here’s an example of it can be a source of irritation to readers:

“Single handily tackles the issues and flaws in complicated applications and tools as well as is a shrewd shopper in the wake of a brand new strategy …”

That’s right! Doesn’t that look like a wrestler declaring to his opponent how aggressive the opponent is? This is because of the wrong choice of words, actually an unwise choice of words. In order to convey your vast knowledge, you shouldn’t make your resume look bad. Therefore, you must make sure that you keep the information clear and straightforward.

There’s a thing that you could do in order to make your resume as professional as what recruiters are looking for. The first thing you must do is send your resume to a few of your acquaintances or read it before your friends and family and inquire to notice any flaws. Whatever their opinions are, write each one down, and later look over what commonality all of them identified in terms of the grammar syntax, spelling, sentence structure errors and so on.

If you don’t make any of the mistakes, you’ll be able to create a fantastic resume!