This blog has focused on how to succeed from start to finish and will continue to do so which is why it is important to avoid mistakes that can be costly and rather entertaining to the person reading your resume.
Let’s start with some obvious mistakes:
- DO NOT bold and highlight that you have been in high school for 8.5 years and under skills write intelligence!
- DO NOT go back to grade 1 under education
- DO NOT space your resume a 10 line resume as a 2 page resume. Add volunteer or hobbies or something of interest.
- DON’T attach your picture, marital status, number of children
So we all know the importance of spell check and most importantly use words that fit the resume, not just take a thesaurus and add words that you can’t use in every day language.
Otherwise you might get things that can be easily misread or misunderstood
Also try to avoid emails such as:
And the worst one of all Da_Semen_Demon@hotmail.com
Also try to avoid creating job titles that can be left for interpretation such as Entry and Exit Operator, Offend a friend Specialist. Trying too hard to impress can also back fire. I had a resume where the person was a cashier but instead wrote financial transactions specialist and made it sound in her job description that she was a financial analyst.
And as a little Joke for all of you:
I waunt to apply for the secritary job what I saw in the paper. I can Type real quik wit one finggar and do sum a counting.
I think I am good on the phone and no I am a pepole person, Pepole really seam to respond to me well.
Im lookin for a Jobb as a secritary but it musent be to complicaited
I no my spelling is not to good but find that I Offen can get a job thru my persinalety. My salerery is open so we can discus wat you want to pay me and wat you think that I am werth,
I can start imeditely. Thank you in advanse fore yore anser.
hopifuly Yore best aplicant so farr.
Peggy May Starlings
PS : Because my resimay is a bit short – below is a pickture of me.
Dear Peggy May,
It’s OK honey, we’ve got spell check