The Resume Mistakes Yonkers 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.

New York State of
(914) 376-8810
525 Nepperhan Ave
Yonkers, NY
 
Labor Ready
(914) 964-1350
471 McLean Ave
Yonkers, NY
 
Franklin County Government
(518) 481-5755
158 Finney Blvd
Malone, NY
 
Madison Approach Staffing Inc
(914) 997-6001
7-11 S Broadway
White Plains, NY
 
Fine Personnel Agency
(212) 557-3737
347 5th Ave Rm 509
New York, NY
 
N Y State of
(914) 376-8810
525 Nepperhan Ave
Yonkers, NY
 
Ads Search Consultants Ltd
(516) 393-5965
6800 Jericho Tpke
Syosset, NY
 
Fine Personnel Agency
(212) 685-8482
347 5th Ave Rm 509
New York, NY
 
Express Personnel Services
(716) 483-3844
17 E 4th St
Jamestown, NY
 
Contemporary Personnel Staffing Inc
(315) 458-2100
105 Kreischer Rd
Syracuse, 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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