Not only do you have to write the darn thing, but you also have to check (and double-check) for typos, even out your margins, make sure you're not repeating the same action verb 10 times ... the list goes on.
In the name of prioritization,check out the infographic below from StandoutCV for a list of nine resume mistakes you definitely don't want to make the next time you apply to an open position. Then, see a brief list of advice to keep bookmarked when you find your dream job.
Perhaps this infographic made you cringe at a mistake you made in a past resume. Everyone needs another chance -- so, here's a quick summary of things to keep in mind when making (or remaking) your CV:
Professional email address: Your old AOL screen name won't cut it in the job world. Stick to your first and/or last name.
Actionable verbs: Don't just say you're a "self-starter" -- explain what you did to earn that title.
Years of experience: "Proficient" needs a number value. How long have you done these things?
One to two pages: Recruiters sift through a lot of resumes every day. Make yours as concise as possible.
Employment consistency: Did you take a year off? What'd you do to stay productive?
Error-free: "Attention to detail" is a bullet point on so many job listings today. Show you care with a resume that is clean of typos.
Balance and neatness:Sans serif fonts and bulleted lists make your resume easy to read. (Hint: This blog post does both of those things!)
Originally published Mar 19, 2018 7:52:00 PM, updated March 26 2018