14 Fatal Resume Mistakes

The adage “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is never truer than when you submit your resume. Because this is likely the first glimpse of you that employers will get, make it an impressive one. A great resume can open a door, but an inferior one can just as quickly close one. In this tough Zimbabwean economy you want to ensure you get it right the first time!!!

This article explores 14 resume mistakes to avoid at all costs.

  • Resume Mistake #1: No cover letter
  • Resume Mistake #2: No imagination
  • Resume Mistake #3: Too much imagination
  • Resume Mistake #4: Including an objective statement
  • Resume Mistake #5: Typos and grammatical errors
  • Resume Mistake #6: Your resume is unfocused
  • Resume Mistake #7: You list dates first
  • Resume Mistake #8: Your resume is too short or too long
  • Resume Mistake #9: Your resume is in paragraph form
  • Resume Mistake #10: Too much focus on past, irrelevant job descriptions
  • Resume Mistake #11: Too much personal information
  • Resume Mistake #12: You are obviously not qualified
  • Resume Mistake #13: No keywords
  • Resume Mistake #14: “References available upon request”

We will explain these 14 points in detail over the next few articles… watch our blog for updates;)

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