The Resume Mistakes Buffalo 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.

Labor Ready
(716) 897-6733
1673 Broadway St
Buffalo, NY
 
Debellis Catherine & Morreale
(716) 632-1500
350 Essjay Rd Ste 302
Buffalo, NY
 
Ablest Staffing Services
(716) 446-0850
2140 Eggert Rd
Buffalo, NY
 
Future Executive Personnel
(716) 626-3451
300 International Dr
Buffalo, NY
 
Global Medical Search Inc
(716) 856-4811
135 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Wylie Assocs Inc
(716) 852-3435
135 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Briand Fiorella Search Inc
(716) 626-5520
5144 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY
 
Financial People
(716) 884-1734
1231 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Bevin Co of Western Ny
(716) 837-4625
331 Alberta Dr
Buffalo, NY
 
Power Personnel Group
(716) 332-0390
3035 Genesee St
Buffalo, 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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