When job seekers write their resume they tend to get caught up in what they want and they forget all about what the hiring manager needs. But that's the person they are writing the document for. What a huge mistake!
Sure, it's necessary to document the things you have done, but not necessarily everything. The critical things to write about are your accomplishments that respond to the hiring manager's needs.
Here are a few mistakes people make:
1 - Forgetting about what the hiring manager wants.
2 - Forgetting that the document is a advertisement, not a biography.
3 - Forgetting that they don't want to look stupid by making spelling, grammar or careless typo. Proof-read carefully. It's manager, not manger. The spell checker doesn't know if you mean a person or a crib!
4 - Forgetting about formatting the resume neatly for a professional appearance.
5 - Forgetting that computerized parsing software may be the first reader.
Karl has been reviewing resumes for people at no cost since 1999. He has been counseling job seekers since that time as well. Get his help! Email him today at firstname.lastname@example.org