Received mail offer?   |   Log In

Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid

Posted by Julian Rivas on May 18, 2018
resume editing
Your resume is the first formal introduction to a potential employer. Therefore, it must be impeccable. No matter how great your qualifications are, if you have one or two mistakes, hiring managers might not give your resume a second glance.  If you’re a newbie to writing resumes, don’t worry. We’ve put together a list of rookie resume mistakes that you should avoid so your resume doesn’t end up in the recycle bin.

Amateur Layout

The presentation is key. No matter how professionally you conduct yourself in person, your resume won’t receive a serious consideration if it’s too difficult to read. If you’re not a pro, don’t bother creating your own template. Get a free downloadable template from a site like Monster or Resume Coach or one of the hundreds of sites that offer them.

Irrelevant Information

If you’re trying to differentiate yourself from the crowd, resist the urge to include every accomplishment you’ve ever had to avoid one of the most common mistakes people make when writing about their achievements.  The information you provide should be relevant to the position you’re applying for. Unless you are applying for a job in the entertainment industry, mentioning how you won a singing competition during college won’t add value to your resume and is a waste of valuable space. On the other hand, including pertinent details such as volunteer activity related to your field, the software you know, fluency in foreign languages and work-related achievements is important and will surely help your resume stand out.

Resume Length

If you’ve been reading up on resume tips, you most likely already know that ideally, you should try to fit everything on a single page. The golden rule of resumes is to keep them to two pages maximum. Employers are certainly open to longer resumes – particularly for more senior positions – if you have a lot of experience pertaining to the position you’re applying for. The goal of your resume is to provide an accurate summary of your experience, accomplishments, education and skill sets. Keep in mind that it should align well with the job you’re applying for.

Mass-Sending Your Resume

If you’re one of those people who uses the same resume for every position you apply for, it’s time to get it together kiddo. Employers are looking for the right fit for a specific job, which is why your resume should be specifically tailored to a particular position. An easy way to catch a hiring managers’ attention is to include language similar to the requirements of the job description within your resume. Once you’ve polished your document with these resume tips, you’ll be ready to begin your job search. Avoiding rookie mistakes will help you make a great first impression – and get you a few steps closer to landing that dream job. Research has shown strong links between physical fitness and mental alertness go hand in hand. If you want to prepare yourself to think on your feet so you’re able to shine during an interview, why not check out our tips on finding a workout that may be best suited for you?
Posted in: Lifestyle Others

We’ve helped over 200,000 customers.Let us help you!

Not all applications are approved; duration of approval process may vary.

* If your loan is approved before 9:00 PM ET from Monday through Thursday, or before 7:00 PM ET Sunday, the funds will typically be deposited into your bank account the next business day, otherwise, your funds will be deposited into your bank account in two (2) business days. The date and time funds are made available to you are subject to your bank's policies.

Disclaimers: Product availability varies by state. To see loan products offered in your state of residence, please visit our Rates and Terms page. MoneyKey – OH, Inc. is licensed as a Credit Services Organization (CSO) by the Ohio Department of Financial Institutions, Department of Commerce: CS.900134.000.  MoneyKey – TX, Inc. is licensed as a Credit Access Business (CAB), License No. 16641-62815, by the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner and registered as a Credit Services Organization (CSO), Registration No. 20110150, by the State of Texas. All loans for which MoneyKey acts as a CSO and/or CAB are funded by an unaffiliated third-party lender and serviced by MoneyKey.

In the State of California, MoneyKey – CA, Inc. is licensed by the Department of Business Oversight pursuant to California Finance Lenders Law License No. 60DBO43590 and California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law License No.1004516.

Reviews and any ratings referenced are based on TrustPilot reviews. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Reviews reflect individuals’ opinions and may not be illustrative of all individual experiences with MoneyKey.

Download Our Mobile App