Having a well crafted resume is extremely important when you are looking for a job. The job market is extremely competitive and recruiters are faced with the task of sorting through hundreds and sometimes even thousands of resumes. Your resume is the recruiters first impression of you, and if your resume is poorly done, it will be their last impression of you. Here is a list of some common resume mistakes that could be costing you an interview.
- Spelling/Grammar Mistakes
If your name isn’t even capitalized, chances are the recruiter is going to throw out your resume. The same goes for if your resume is filled with misspellings and grammar mistakes.
- Applying for a job you are not a good fit for
If you apply for a job where your skills do not match their needs at all, you probably will not be considered. Try to apply for jobs that fit your skills set.
- Jumping from job to job
While this is not exactly a problem with the crafting of your resume, jumping from job to job is a big red flag for recruiters. They are going to invest a lot of time and money into you if they hire you. They do not want someone who is only going to stick around for a few months.
- Having a resume that is too complicated
The person reading your resume has very little time to decide whether or not they will call you in for an interview. They should be able to quickly determine who you are and why you are the right fit for their business.