Wrote a great resume. Sent it out to a half dozen hot companies you painstakingly researched. 4 weeks later, you’re wondering where the heck are the responses? Why aren’t they beating down your door?
Could be an infinite range of reasons…
Maybe you need a few of the mistakes that Charles Purdy claims will send your resume directly to the trashcan…
Do not go pass GO…
Do not collect $200…
The mistakes would be:
- Your Resume Is Badly Formatted
- Your Resume Is Immature
- Your Resume Is Too Templated
- Your Resume Is Sneaky
Mr. Purdy leads his article, “Four Things That Can Send Your Resume into the Trash,” off with this interesting intro:
“You may be the perfect fit for a job — but a hiring manager is never going to find that out if he trashes your resume after a mere glance. Even in this age of online professional networking, a great resume is still the foundation of a successful job search.
It’s common knowledge that spelling errors and grammatical bloopers are trash triggers (and these simple mistakes top many recruiters’ lists of resume pet peeves). But is there anything else that job seekers are unwittingly doing wrong? We asked some recruiting managers and career experts about the resume errors that cause them to crumple and toss a resume at first look — and some of their answers may surprise you.”
Hey, reread the last sentence of the first paragraph again:
Even in this age of online professional networking, a great resume is still the foundation of a successful job search.
That’s a powerful sentence.
Yes, we are digital. And every job site has templated resumes that you can put together. But those might work for applying directly to those online job boards.
When you put your resume in the hands of that hiring manager, it needs to be right, as in bulleyes correct.
Good advice from Mr. Purdy. It would do you well to heed…
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