The Resume Mistakes Brooklyn NY

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

Cosyatana Inc
(718) 284-8508
485 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Priceless Professionals Recruitment & Staffing
(718) 832-9892
Brooklyn, NY
 
Sahra Agency
(718) 339-3510
527 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY
 
Adecco Employment Services
(718) 522-2600
189 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY
 
Assertive Staffing Inc
(718) 235-3134
456 Crescent St
Brooklyn, NY
 
F E G S
(718) 449-7900
3312 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Oppurt Connect
(347) 374-2648
229 Brighton Beach Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Roma Employment Agency
(718) 254-5213
44 4th Ave Apt 2
Brooklyn, NY
 
Emanuel Care Inc
(718) 692-0812
1371 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Forum Travel Agency
(718) 389-1010
616 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 

The Resume Mistakes

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

1. Typos and Grammatical Errors

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

2. Lack of Specifics

Employers need to understand what you've done and accomplished. 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.

3. Attempting One Size Fits All

Whenever you try to develop a one-size-fits-all résumé to send to all employers, you almost always end up with something employers will toss in the recycle bin. Employers want you to write a résumé specifically for them. They expect you to clearly show how and why you fit the position in a specific organization.

4. Highlighting Duties Instead of Accomplishments

It's easy to slip into a mode where you simply start listing job duties on your resume. For example:

  • Attended group meetings and recorded minutes.
  • Worked with children in a day-care setting.
  • Updated departmental files.
  • ...

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