Avoiding The Resume Mistakes Watertown NY

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Jefferson County of
(315) 782-9252
1222 Coffeen St
Watertown, NY
 
Family Home Care Inc
(315) 782-5475
881 W Main St
Watertown, NY
 
World Employment Agency
(212) 925-5555
5 Eldridge St
New York, NY
 
Signature Staffing
(212) 251-6084
20 Waterside Plz Apt 8D
New York, NY
 
Federation Employment & Guidance Service
(718) 796-4424
6355 Broadway
Bronx, NY
 
Jefferson County of
(315) 782-9252
1222 Coffeen St
Watertown, NY
 
Kelly Services
(315) 788-4345
200 Mullin St Ste 202
Watertown, NY
 
Jobville Inc
(718) 383-5250
922 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Polinter Travel
(718) 349-6590
160 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Community Social Human Services
(631) 661-6040
Babylon, NY
 

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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