The Resume Mistakes Staten Island 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.

Comforce Staffing Services
(718) 981-9100
1807 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY
 
Association of Personal Consultants of Ny State
(718) 727-9800
Staten Island, NY
 
The Rightech Group
(718) 983-7799
1000 South Ave
Staten Island, NY
 
Legal Support Personnel
(212) 489-7548
20 W 55th St
New York, NY
 
Contract Specialties Group Ltd
(631) 475-7900
755 Waverly Ave Ste 302
Holtsville, NY
 
Shelwood Enterprises
(212) 635-9700
87 Boylan St
Staten Island, NY
 
D and D Executive Search Inc
(718) 227-3426
Staten Island, NY
 
Career Capital
(718) 568-3666
900 South Ave
Staten Island, NY
 
Power Personnel Palmyra
(315) 597-6939
628 E Main St
Palmyra, NY
 
Carol Personnel Inc
(212) 889-8711
18 E 41st St
New York, 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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