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COMMON RESUME MISTAKES YOU SHOULD
RESUME
AVOID
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  • Your resume is the first opportunity you have to
    stand out from the crowd of other applicants for
    a position.

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  • Research finds that employers only spend a few
    seconds reading a resume

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  • so you should make sure give yourself the best
    chance of catching a prospective employers
    attention by avoiding these pitfalls

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1. AVOID GRAMMATICAL ERRORS AND TYPOS
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Give your resume several reviews before sending
it out to employers.
8
Its always a good idea to have a friend or
family member look it over to catch those errors
that you may have missed.
9
2. NO ACTION VERBS
10
If your resume is loaded with vague phrases, such
as was responsible for, the employer will be
left without clear mental images of your actions
as an employee.
11
Put some action in the resume, such as resolved
customer problems or made daily contacts with
to allow the employer to visualize you in action.
12
3. RESUME IS VISUALLY CLUTTERED
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A cluttered resume is difficult to read and takes
too much time to sort out.
14
Make sure your resume is visually inviting, with
paragraph breaks and bullet points for easy
reading.
15
4. OVERTELLING OR CUTTING TOO SHORT
16
Keep information short, but succinct. However,
dont be afraid to include details on important
points.
17
5. LACKING IN FOCUS
18
A resume that does not indicate the progression
of your career and future goals will not make an
impression on a prospective employer.
19
Highlight past accomplishments and transferable
skills to show you know where youre going and
how to get there.
20
6. CREATING ONE RESUME FOR ALL OCCASIONS
21
The advice about tailoring your resume to the
position youre seeking should not be overlooked.
22
An employer needs to know not only what youve
done, but also how it can apply to their specific
needs.
23
Your research regarding the company and your
ability to fit their needs will give you a
favorable viewing.
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7. RELATING DUTIES INSTEAD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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Listing your duties does not provide information
about what you can do on the job.
26
Attending meetings and supervising others does
not say anything about your specific
contributions to the company.
27
Instead, go into detail about how you added to
the outcome of your job, whether you implemented
new procedures and how you made an impact on the
position you held.
28
8. LEAVING OUT IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Many applicants forget important information they
should have on their resumes, such as special
training sessions, attendance at conferences or
skills you may have acquired outside the
workplace.
30
These entries can provide additional information
on your value as a potential employee.
31
9. A FORMULAIC RESUME OBJECTIVE
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Most employers will give the resume objective a
cursory glance. They usually find the same
trite lines about finding a suitable position
to.
33
If you give extra thought to what your objectives
can be regarding a particular company, you will
be able to attract the attention you need to get
an interview.
34
10. OUT OF DATE CONTACT INFORMATION
35
Changes in residence or cell phone information
can make it impossible for potential employers to
contact you for follow-up interviews.
36
Make sure your information is current and clear,
so you can avoid missing these important
callbacks.
37
KEYWORDS
11. NOT INCLUDING KEYWORDS
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These days many employers electronically scan
resumes for relevant keywords pertaining to the
job prior to having a human review them.
KEYWORDS
39
Take careful note of the job description,
determine the keywords they will most likely be
looking for and include them in your resume.
KEYWORDS
40
Seeking a new financial advisor position? Speak
with the experienced financial advisor recruiters
of Willis Consulting Inc.
41
They can many top industry contacts and can help
you land the position you want. See open
positions at http//www.willis-consulting.com/fin
ancial-advisor-jobs/
42
Los Angeles Office Corporate Headquarters 719
Yarmouth Road, Suite 203 Palos Verdes Estates, CA
90274 310-373-7400 PST
43
Scottsdale Office 8970 E Raintree Drive Suite
300 Scottsdale AZ 85260
44
New York Office 244 5th Avenue, Suite 1855 New
York NY 10001 212-726-2041 PST
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Title: Common Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid


1
(No Transcript)
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COMMON RESUME MISTAKES YOU SHOULD
RESUME
AVOID
3
  • Your resume is the first opportunity you have to
    stand out from the crowd of other applicants for
    a position.

4
  • Research finds that employers only spend a few
    seconds reading a resume

5
  • so you should make sure give yourself the best
    chance of catching a prospective employers
    attention by avoiding these pitfalls

6
1. AVOID GRAMMATICAL ERRORS AND TYPOS
7
Give your resume several reviews before sending
it out to employers.
8
Its always a good idea to have a friend or
family member look it over to catch those errors
that you may have missed.
9
2. NO ACTION VERBS
10
If your resume is loaded with vague phrases, such
as was responsible for, the employer will be
left without clear mental images of your actions
as an employee.
11
Put some action in the resume, such as resolved
customer problems or made daily contacts with
to allow the employer to visualize you in action.
12
3. RESUME IS VISUALLY CLUTTERED
13
A cluttered resume is difficult to read and takes
too much time to sort out.
14
Make sure your resume is visually inviting, with
paragraph breaks and bullet points for easy
reading.
15
4. OVERTELLING OR CUTTING TOO SHORT
16
Keep information short, but succinct. However,
dont be afraid to include details on important
points.
17
5. LACKING IN FOCUS
18
A resume that does not indicate the progression
of your career and future goals will not make an
impression on a prospective employer.
19
Highlight past accomplishments and transferable
skills to show you know where youre going and
how to get there.
20
6. CREATING ONE RESUME FOR ALL OCCASIONS
21
The advice about tailoring your resume to the
position youre seeking should not be overlooked.
22
An employer needs to know not only what youve
done, but also how it can apply to their specific
needs.
23
Your research regarding the company and your
ability to fit their needs will give you a
favorable viewing.
24
7. RELATING DUTIES INSTEAD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
25
Listing your duties does not provide information
about what you can do on the job.
26
Attending meetings and supervising others does
not say anything about your specific
contributions to the company.
27
Instead, go into detail about how you added to
the outcome of your job, whether you implemented
new procedures and how you made an impact on the
position you held.
28
8. LEAVING OUT IMPORTANT INFORMATION
29
Many applicants forget important information they
should have on their resumes, such as special
training sessions, attendance at conferences or
skills you may have acquired outside the
workplace.
30
These entries can provide additional information
on your value as a potential employee.
31
9. A FORMULAIC RESUME OBJECTIVE
32
Most employers will give the resume objective a
cursory glance. They usually find the same
trite lines about finding a suitable position
to.
33
If you give extra thought to what your objectives
can be regarding a particular company, you will
be able to attract the attention you need to get
an interview.
34
10. OUT OF DATE CONTACT INFORMATION
35
Changes in residence or cell phone information
can make it impossible for potential employers to
contact you for follow-up interviews.
36
Make sure your information is current and clear,
so you can avoid missing these important
callbacks.
37
KEYWORDS
11. NOT INCLUDING KEYWORDS
38
These days many employers electronically scan
resumes for relevant keywords pertaining to the
job prior to having a human review them.
KEYWORDS
39
Take careful note of the job description,
determine the keywords they will most likely be
looking for and include them in your resume.
KEYWORDS
40
Seeking a new financial advisor position? Speak
with the experienced financial advisor recruiters
of Willis Consulting Inc.
41
They can many top industry contacts and can help
you land the position you want. See open
positions at http//www.willis-consulting.com/fin
ancial-advisor-jobs/
42
Los Angeles Office Corporate Headquarters 719
Yarmouth Road, Suite 203 Palos Verdes Estates, CA
90274 310-373-7400 PST
43
Scottsdale Office 8970 E Raintree Drive Suite
300 Scottsdale AZ 85260
44
New York Office 244 5th Avenue, Suite 1855 New
York NY 10001 212-726-2041 PST
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