resume. Tuesday , August 29th , 2017 - 08:37:22 AM
The second common content error is too much detail. I find this a lot on technical and IT resumes. Save the model number, version number, and other minutia for the technical skills section or, better yet, the interview. Make sure the content doesnt get so bogged down in details that the reader cant follow what the accomplishment was.
1. Being less than a straight shooter. I am more than a little surprised by the number of clients I work with who want to include exaggeration or lies in their resume strategy. Their reasoning is that everyone lies on their resume -- that is how you get ahead. Don't believe it! There is no surer way to put limits on a career than building it on something less than the truth. By lying, you may experience some short term success, but the higher up you, go the more vulnerable you will be to exposure. Companies can tolerate some dings, nicks, and shortcomings in your past far more than they can tolerate being deceived or lied to. The higher up you go, the more thoroughly you will be investigated. Also, at the higher levels, you will run into remarkably skilled interviewers who know how to ferret out half-truths, lies and deceit.
Its actually easier than a lot of career professionals (and resume writing services) would have you believe! But, lets be clear. Even though the resume itself cant get you the job, your resume still has to be EXCEPTIONAL. Not good; not fine EXCEPTIONAL.
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