Also on this page, I give you some other
excellent resources on Resume Writing. As
you continue to study and read as much as
you can on Resume writing, you will be able
to create your own professional resume.
You can be proud of what you have done to
get that perfect job!
Here's a great video giving you some very basic tips on how to write up your resume correctly. It's only 3 minutes long but jammed packed with some very useful resume writing tips.
A good Resume is Vital to getting
the perfect job that you desire. Here's an article on "Ten Resume Mistakes To Avoid." I am hoping that it will help you to write the perfect resume.
Ten Resume Mistakes to Avoid
by Krystine Lewis
There are many people who are very concerned about writing the perfect Resume. They want to look sharp in their what they wear, how they present themselves and how they look on paper. I hope this article will help you get that perfect job.
Whether you’ve been downsized, are looking for a career change or
are just starting out, your resume speaks volumes about you. If
your resume doesn’t make it past the first cut, you’re doomed; no
matter how qualified you are. Below are ten common mistakes to
avoid when putting your resume together. Remember, you only get
one chance to make a good first impression.
1. Multiple pages – You need to be concise. Keep it to one page
and one page only. If you can’t highlight your talents on one
page, you’re giving the message that you are unorganized and tend
to go on and on.
2. Fancy paper – If your skills don’t speak for themselves, then
your fancy paper isn’t going to make a bit of difference.
3. Fancy font – Same as above. Don’t try to set yourself apart
with a different font on your resume. Set yourself apart by
being uniquely qualified.
4. Irrelevant info – No one really cares that you were a singing
waiter if you’re applying for an accountant job.
Sidenote: Hope you're finding this useful so far. I've always been
curious about this matter. And when I found very little quality
information about it, I decided to share a part of what I've
learned about it - which is why this article came to be written.
5. Outdated information – Does it matter than you had a newspaper
route and were on the high school cheerleading squad 24 years
ago? No, not in the least. Leave it off.
6. Typos and misspellings – You would think this is an obvious
one, but you’d be amazed at the number of resumes received with
big blaring mistakes.
7. Falsified information –Greatly elaborated credentials are the
same as lies. Do not list diplomas, certifications, affiliations
or awards that you did not earn. Just don’t do it. It’ll come
back to bite you in the butt.
8. Attachments – At the resume stage do not send any attachments,
whatsoever. If you are granted an interview, at that time you
could bring in whatever it is you’re so hot to get into the
selecting official’s hands. The person accepting the resumes
will likely just throw it in the round file.
9. Elaborating too much – Place of employment, job title and
brief, very brief description of job responsibilities are all you
need. Don’t complete a whole paragraph for each job you’ve
10. No cover letter – Writing a good cover letter is a bit of an
art. However, any cover letter is better than none. Just keep
the same principles in mind with your letter: Brevity, relevant
and free from typos.
If you can avoid these simple ten resume mistakes, you’re more
than half way there to getting an interview. Once you have your
foot in the door you can really shine for the boss. If you don’t
make it past the first cut, due to any of the above fatal
mistakes, your beautiful resume will be used to wipe up coffee
spills or will be added to the recycle pile! Don’t let that
happen to you.
Here's an excellent resource I found the other day that I think you should check out...
Resume and Cover Letter Secrets Revealed
Kevin Donlin, owner of Guaranteed Resumes LLC states, "Did you know that 95% of people who need to write a Resume, don't know where to begin?" It can be overwhelming to say the least.
Did you know that writing a cover letter along with submitting your resume is also very important. What type of details do you put in your cover letter, how do I send it via email?
It's amazing how "Kevin Donlin" of "Resume and Cover Letter Secrets Revealed," takes you step by step, by the hand, and even offers you a "Risk free, No-Hassle, Get A Job In 30 Days" DOUBLE Guarantee. He's got some wonderful
bonuses to go along with the E-book. I highly recommend it.
Click here for more info