I found this as my lead story today on Yahoo! We often give the same resume writing advice, “don’t lie!”. Here is a good article focusing on other strong resume writing tips. While we still agree “don’t lie!” is the best advise we can lend, writing an effective resume and covering all the important points is a close second. This advice will get you in the door…..our advice will help you get past the background checks!
The Biggest Resume Mistake You Can Make
by Caroline Potter, Yahoo! HotJobs
Your resume is the most important document in any job search. But what if you’re submitting resume after resume and receiving no results at all — not even a call? Your resume may be fatally flawed.
How can a resume betray a job seeker? It’s not just typos or poor formatting. According to Lauren Milligan, founder of ResuMAYDAY, a resume-writing and career coaching firm based near Chicago, “The biggest flaw for a resume is when it fails to showcase a person’s accomplishments, contributions, and results, and instead spouts a job description of each position he’s held.”
Use these three tips to make sure your resume doesn’t betray you.