10 Resume Eyesores
An introductory guide to the top resume mistakes and how to avoid them.
Want to SIGNIFICANTLY improve your resume's chances of making it into the "Yes" pile?
With the average job posting garnering over 250 applicants and the hiring manager's attention span of 6-seconds, the resume has become an essential element of standing out in the hiring market. In fact, a professionally written resume can make you 38% more likely to be contacted by recruiters, and 40% more likely to land a job! While other job search tools like LinkedIn, are great for showcasing your professional brand, the resume is the one critical branding piece that stands between you and a shot at landing an interview for your dream job.
Even if you've been applying to jobs for months, it's not too late to revamp your resume and bring it up to current trend, but when you do, it's important to go about it in the right way. Foundational steps like choosing the right template, ATS-optimization, and incorporating eye-catching keywords are all important to creating a resume that stands out. You will also need to consider the hiring manager's perspective and mindset - and avoid everything that will be a hiring deterrent.
That's why NG Career Strategy and 50Plus Resumes have collaborated to bring you this e-book, where we reveal the hiring perspective and all of the most common resume red flags and expert tips for correcting them - from simple headline faux pas, to the correct number of bullets (yes there is a correct number of bullets). Last but not least, you will learn how to display your greatest career achievements in a way that proves to hiring managers you ARE the best person for the job!
Expert resume writing tips you need to keep your resume in the running
The Resume & Your Overall Brand
Hiring Manager Considerations
The Visual Appeal
Start learning how to create a resume that resonates with hiring managers and lands interviews.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Tailor, tailor, tailor. Resume tailoring is the KEY to conveying you are not just a fit but rather the BEST fit for the job. Use the job description to guide your keyword strategy. Be strategic in how you brand yourself across the top of the resume - using a tailored headline, and your most relevant career accomplishments for the Summary section. Finally, tailor the Skills section of the resume to include the skills keywords featured in the job description.