Friday, April 12, 2013

U.S. News: 8 Red Flags Employers See on Your Resume

As college students prepare for graduation this spring, I want to share with you essential tips on resume-writing by Allison Green, founder of Ask-A-Manager blog, that will help you on the job market. You can read the entire article here.
Hiring managers spend only seconds skimming your resume before making a quick decision about whether to reject you or consider you further, so it's essential that your resume doesn't contain the red flags that will turn them off during that short initial scan. Here are eight red flags that will often put you straight into the "no" pile without further consideration.
  1. A history of job-hopping.
  2. Grammatical or spelling mistakes.
  3. Bad writing.
  4. Overly aggrandized self-descriptions.
  5. Lack of evidence of achievement.
  6. No overarching theme to your career choices.
  7. Lack of professionalism.
  8. Large gaps between jobs.

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