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Bad Resume

Bad Resume

Steps to improve your chances of being hired without a resume

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While it’s okay to include hobbies on your resume if they’re relevant to the job and you lack professional experience, this bad resume takes it a step too far. Unless you’re applying for a job in e-sports, information about your gaming achievements is irrelevant to your professional qualifications and should be left off your resume.

Your resume is your first introduction to a potential employer. Before meeting you, recruiters and managers learn about your education, experience and skills by reading your resume. Crafting a well-written, clear and thoughtfully designed resume is a critical step in being offered an interview. In this article, we discuss some examples of bad resumes and how to fix the most common resume mistakes. (Source: www.indeed.com)

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Network. We all know the importance of networking today. Find someone with a connection to the company, and ask him or her to make introductions, recommendations or to pass along your résumé. When you're referred by someone internally, there’s a greater chance the hiring manager will give you the benefit of the doubt, despite any red flags.

Be honest. Don’t lie on your résumé. For instance, if you’re applying for a job that requires a college degree and you don’t have one, don’t say you do. The employer might be willing to overlook something like this if you’re otherwise fully qualified and a strong contender. But if you’re not honest and the hiring manager finds out, you’ll probably be written off completely. (Source: www.forbes.com)

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You’ve been applying to jobs like crazy, but it seems as though all of your applications have disappeared into the black hole of the Internet. Wondering why your resume isn’t getting you any interviews? We’re willing to bet it’s not because you’re unqualified or just not good enough (which, for the record, you are good enough). It’s likely because resume mistakes are causing one or more fatal errors.

If you've jumped from job to job without an apparent strategy, this can look like a problem to employers, Smith-Proulx says. Consider removing a short-term job of less than a year from your career chronology, but keeping it on your résumé (perhaps in an ‘Additional Positions’ section at the end of your work history). Be sure to include it in your formal application, as it will be verified on your background check. That way, you can discuss the role, without letting it become an area of focus on your résumé, she says. (Source: www.forbes.com)

 

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