17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. Resume writing is tricky for everyone. A resume has to be perfect because it marks the starting point of one’s professional career. However, there are several common mistakes that people make while writing a resume. Here are 17 common resume mistakes that you must avoid making 2017 the year of your employment.

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Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose

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Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Say Hello Meet Your Hostess Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose Written on July 29, 2010 by Chrissy Scivicque in Career The term “career management” is a bit abstract for some people.

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Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

I sent out a HARO request the other day asking for input on resume do's and dont's. I was flooded with so many good suggestions I couldn't use them all for my Gannett News Service and USAToday.com column, so I'm offering you a great deal today: Super resume advice at no cost to you! (I Anyway, I'll let these people tell you in their own words what you can do to help you in your job search: "One of my pet peeves is extremely vague objective (resume)statements.

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Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

According to a JobFox survey, some median annual salary ranges dropped $10,000, compared to a month ago. Some examples include software design/development; product management; networking/system administration; finance; and government contracts administration. This helps set the groundwork for a salary bump before your annual review. Make sure you're friendly with the office manager and the IT people so you know when good stuff may become available for purchase.

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Don't Forget That Even in This Job Market, You Can Still Negotiate a Job Offer

On The Job

You want to scream, cry, kiss the feet of the hiring manager and dance in the streets. But if they have gone to the trouble to wade through the resumes they're being bombarded with, if you've risen to the top with all that tough competition out there, then they want you. if you know from your research that the salary is not competitive. If you've ever been out of work, you know the feeling when the job offer finally comes.

Résumé + Interview = A Job

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Résumé + Interview = A Job On May 15, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 The formula expressed in the title sounds so simple yet for some is difficult to achieve. But the hiring manager has another need to satisfy–and that is whether you fit and will be committed to the company.

Is Your Job Title Hurting Your Career?

On The Job

Some of your criteria may be based on salary, location, company culture or perks. Or, they think the title doesn't really matter -- they just want a better salary and more vacation time. Specifically, in a look at tech jobs, it shows that "sales representative" and "sales engineer" garner bigger jumps in salary over time. The jump in salary over a decade can be as high as 55.9% -- that is a much bigger increase than the 3% annual bump you might receive in other jobs.

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Why we need to consider switching to a 4-day workweek — now 

Ideas.Ted

The results: Increased productivity and creativity; improved recruitment and retention; less burnout for founders and leaders; and more balanced and sustainable lives for workers — all without cutting salaries or sacrificing customer service.

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A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

We also talk about resumes and a unique tri-fold marketing piece. Thank goodness Gillie had her career portfolio, resume and tri-fold marketing piece done. Before the day ended, the CEO offered her the job with a six-figure salary plus stock options, plus, plus! Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Attitude Career Management Self Development Uncategorized Workplace ToolsThe Gillie Watson Story. May 21, 2018. I will never forget Gillie Watson.

How to Craft a Job You Love

Quick and Dirty Tips

I used to work in Operations Management for a logistics company. So if your job has you dreading Monday mornings, here are 5 steps you can take to craft a job you love without having to update your resume: Step #1: Decide to act. With books, movies, or music, I’m a tough customer.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

Therefore, if you’re expecting to earn an annual salary of $60,000, you should plan for a 6-month job search. However, if you have a strong resume, a robust network, and good interview skills, you could land something sooner. The manager who said they were almost ready to make you an offer? Perhaps a slight tweak to your resume, or a minor adjustment in your search strategy, or a different approach to interviewing is all you need to get some positive results.

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Top 20 Benefits Of Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Recruit CRM

Every day recruiters are flooded with hundreds of resumes for various jobs advertised. It is virtually impossible for recruiters to scan each resume manually and shortlist them. An average of 75-88 % of resumes received is not qualified for the job. (

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Recruit The Best Real Estate Agents In 10 Steps With Our Ultimate Guide

Recruit CRM

In 2020, the Bureau of Labour Statistics had updated salary figures for real estate brokerages. Based on their data, the average annual wage for real estate brokers in the US was $81,450 (quite more than an average yearly salary of a real estate broker in 2019).

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Is Your Education Useless? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Many freelancers don’t have to send their resumes to people anymore, so those degrees don’t see a lot of action, but they’re there, collecting dust on our walls. However, I took many courses and classes in small business management and they helped shape what I am today. Yes indeed, you learn a bunch of related skills during formal education – time management, scheduling, progress planning, etc etc.

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How to Save Your Startup by Hiring the Right People

Dumb Little Man

Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to, the following: Poor management. A startup fails because of a founder’s poor management. Job applicants are skilled at wearing masks (covering their shortcomings with perfect resumes and decorated titles) to lure the CEO into hiring them. Hiring a candidate who doesn’t fit your company culture can cost your business between 50-60% of the person’s annual salary, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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5 Things To Know Before Buying An ATS!

Recruit CRM

You should be ready to spend anywhere from 1%-3% of your recruiters salary on their Recruitment CRM. If you’re an independent recruiter features like resume parsing, an in-built email client & invoice management are all you need. Customer Relationship Management 3.)

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You Hate Your New Job -- Now What?

On The Job

With a low unemployment rate, some employers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting workers, such as offering perks and higher salaries. But sometimes the hiring manager goes a bit further -- and doesn't present a realistic picture of what you'll really be doing if you take the job. Are you learning new skills to add to your resume? Meet with your manager and explain how you were told you would be doing X, but you're really doing Y and Z.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

But now it’s time to make sure you can make a good impression on everyone – your management, co-workers, and other team members you are going to work with. – Easier conflict management in a team. – Faster promotion to higher positions and salary rise. – More trust from the management. If your managers assign more materials for you to read in order for you to get to know your job and the company better, welcome this opportunity instead of complaining.

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Endear Yourself to the Buyer

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Endear Yourself to the Buyer On April 24, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Nobody likes to be a nobody, but unfortunately, that’s what you are at the beginning of the job search process, provided you’ve just joined the ranks of those in transition.

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You're Always Being Watched

On The Job

His resume showed that he took on some dirty jobs, but kept building his skills and responsibilities for various employers as he worked his way through school. The office manager who one day builds a successful software company is going to remember that you were a hard worker and hire you away from your current job at three times your salary.

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Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views January 6, 2017

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If you missed them, take a peek here: 3 Reasons to Never Skip Salary Negotiation When Accepting a New Job. Managing Multiple Managers: 3 Tips for Success. Without the right strategies at your disposal, dealing with multiple managers can leave you feeling schizophrenic! If you’re struggling to manage more than one boss, the following three strategies will help you stay productive and maintain your sanity (or at least what’s left of it).

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Learn How to Post A Job On LinkedIn Like A Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

Resumes with dozens of different formats or profiles of the candidates in the same manner? In addition, it also manages to compare different prospects keeping all the factors side by side. Adding the salary can boost your LinkedIn job posting to another degree.

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Want to Change Career? What Does It Take?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Want to Change Career? A career change is a radical change–for example, an executive with a finance background who buys a restaurant, or a manager at AT&T, a very well-known communications company, who shifts into managing an adult community or a nursing home.

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While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology? Hiring managers are more interested in hiring someone who’s up-to-date as opposed to someone who’s been out for a while and who lacks the latest technology skills and therefore whose learning curve will be steep and possibly prolonged.

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51 Ways to Break a Limiting Belief

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Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Have you downloaded my free career management mini-workbook yet? Video game design salary August 16, 2010 | 10:58 pm Wow, I really liked your 51 tactics, they are very helpful and fun.

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Are You a Job Hopper? 3 Reasons Why You Can't Stick It Out

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Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! However, instead of really analyzing what’s going on and creating a strategy for managing it, many people simply bounce on to the next job, hoping that something will change.

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Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

To understand, optimize, manage and grow sophisticated customer acquisition funnels. As my assistant, you will also be tasked with project management tasks and responsibility for those initiatives I launch with the time you created. Be self motivated and responsible: You will not be micro-managed, or in fact managed at all. If you can’t self-manage and keep yourself on track, do not apply. You read it right. This is a job advertisement.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

On The Job

I think many non-profits are using more management techniques found in the business world, but I wouldn’t suggest a job seeker sit down and say to a non-profit organization: ‘Listen, I can help your non-profit run more like a business.’ Kisha DeSandies , who works as a communications manager for a non-profit association in Alexandria, Va., Further, many non-profits can’t offer as much in salary, but other benefits may balance that out for many job seekers.

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7 Job Search Secrets You Must Know

On The Job

The strongest contenders for a job are often those interviewed last, because they’re recalled easier by hiring managers. You may be able to mention to the hiring manager how you are a great shortstop. While you don’t want to ask about benefits or salary in an initial interview, hiring managers will favor those who come prepared with questions about the company.

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Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

Simple Productivity Blog

I considered if I wanted to keep programming, or go into project management, or change fields entirely by going for my teaching certification. It may be that you prefer a smaller salary in a more stable company to a big salary in an industry that is shaky. Most of the services will also allow employers to search resumes.

Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

On The Job

I think many non-profits are using more management techniques found in the business world, but I wouldn’t suggest a job seeker sit down and say to a non-profit organization: ‘Listen, I can help your non-profit run more like a business.’ Kisha DeSandies , who works as a communications manager for a non-profit association in Alexandria, Va., Further, many non-profits can’t offer as much in salary, but other benefits may balance that out for many job seekers.

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3 Reasons Automated Hiring Will Rock Your World – And Your Bottom Line

Small Business CEO

By leveraging structured, job-relevant questionnaires, hiring managers drastically increase the likelihood of finding a top performer the first time. Consequently, decision-makers are forced to weed through hundreds of candidates without exposing themselves to compliance risks or succumbing to “false positives,” or people who seem like the real deal, but turn out be as over-exaggerated as their resume. The benefits are simple: No more subjective, time-consuming resume scanning.

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Answering Reader Mail: From Lawyer to Executive Assistant?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I currently work as a lawyer and undertake every day many of the types of responsibilities that make up an executive assistant role, such as administration, communication, project management and so on, usually in a very demanding and high pressure context, and before this I worked in various communications/PR roles. Any recruiter who sees your resume and finds out you used to be a lawyer will silently wonder the following questions. 2) How manageable are you?

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Bored to Tears at Work - Help!

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I make an incredible salary so when I tell my husband and friends I want to explore other avenues, they think I'm crazy. It also looks bad on one’s resume. I also thought about money, salary negotiation, and how I was spending my time. I have no idea what salary you make, but whatever it is, it must be above the norm or at least a lot considering how little work you do. What if it takes 5 or 10 or 15 years to get back to your current salary?

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Answering Reader Mail: Confidential Job Hunts, Raises, Promotions & Better Projects

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

It’s such a shame that there aren’t more managers who are good mentors that help each individual grow and learn more in their roles. Granted, I understand that many managers are busy and it’s faster for them to do certain projects. You also have more negotiating leverage for a better salary and projects. I can not stress volunteering enough to spruce up your resume for when are you ready to leave your current company.

Answering Reader Mail: How Long is it Fair to be a Temp for a Job?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

It is known that age only plays a factor because the more years you have worked for a company the more expensive an employee is because of their salary, overtime, and other perks/benefits that are considered in the overall compensation package (401k matching, retirement, etc). Your termination is more “in the past” than being the focal point of your resume because your first job description will be the temping stuff. I’m sure they have received a lot of resumes.

How to Work for A Difficult Boss

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

My background is in management, but a girl has to pay the bills. Again, I want to learn how to cope with it for my career (this is a major position for a resume) because I know it's him and not me. This makes them unstable, unpredictable, hard to manage, and hard to understand, especially because there is not a reliable, consistent way to have them help you help them. Perhaps you want to be transferred laterally or to get promoted within the dept to being management again.

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Is it that time of the year already?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have asked for a raise however, but it was after I considered a move somewhere else and wasnt sure I wanted to go, so gave my employer a chance to match the new salary and they did. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

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Answering Reader Mail: Seek Greener Pastures or Stay Put?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I am very happy with my position, responsibilities, opportunity for learning and the support from all my colleagues and managers, but there is always the idea of greener pastures and higher salaries lingering in the back of my mind. I am bilingual and have experience in financial analysis/reporting and database management. A 20% increase in salary seems too good to pass up. Higher salaries usually reflect a higher set of skills, more experience, and special knowledge.

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Bad Career Advice: It's Not Personal, It's Business

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Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! As a former manager of mine used to say, “People don’t quit jobs, they quit people.” Have you downloaded my free career management mini-workbook yet?

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

On The Job

Finnigan says recruiters, who often called young job seekers “challenging,” now report Generation Y job candidates are more willing to compromise on salaries or job duties. Today, more than 50 percent of candidates say they will take the salary offered. Not o make this a rant or anything but I know 3 guys who manage to finish school due to having help from others and they can't find work.

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