Avoiding The Resume Mistakes Kalamazoo MI

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Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency-Kalamazoo Resa
(269) 349-9676
422 E South St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Wise Personnel Employment
(269) 344-2284
533 Whitcomb St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Technical Professional Services Inc
(269) 383-1717
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Execusearch of Southwest Michigan
(269) 353-3600
5205 Hitching Post Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Manpower
(269) 382-5954
310 Balch St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Youth Opportunities Ltd
(269) 349-9676
422 E South St Ste A
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Hallman Group Inc the
(269) 353-6835
4528 W Kl Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Staffing Choice
(269) 342-7113
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Accountemps
(269) 226-8501
555 W Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Western Michigan University
(269) 387-2745
Kalamazoo, MI
 

Avoiding The Resume Mistakes

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It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer has your resume. So prevention is critical, especially if you've never written a resume before. Here are the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

Typos and Grammatical Errors

Your resume needs to be perfect from a grammatical standpoint. If it isn't, employers will read between the lines and draw not-so-flattering conclusions about you. Among them: "This person can't write," or "This person obviously doesn't care."

Lack of Specifics

Employers need to understand what you've done and accomplished. Take the following for example:

  • Worked with employees in a restaurant setting.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised more than 20 employees in a restaurant with $2 million in annual sales.

Both of these phrases could describe the same person, but clearly the second one's details and specifics will more likely grab an employer's attention.

Attempting One Size Fits All

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Incorrect Contact Information

I once worked with a student whose resume seemed incredibly strong, but he wasn't getting any bites from employers. So one day, I jokingly asked him if the phone number he'd listed on his resume was correct. It wasn't. Once he changed it, he started getting the calls he'd been expecting. Moral of the story: Double-check even the most minute, taken-for-granted details -- sooner rather than later....


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