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Common Resume Writing Pitfalls

Have you been submitting your resume but not getting called for interviews? It is worthwhile to take another look at your resume! You may have an issue that you haven't noticed but the hiring managers have. Here are some things to check:

Is your resume up to date?

If you have been out of work for awhile consider adding recent relevant volunteer work or classes that show you are staying up to date in your career field.

Is your resume pertinent to the job you are actually applying for?

Using a generic resume may be causing you to be passed over. Make sure your resume includes keywords that are specific to the job you are applying to. Incorporate strong adverbs to emphasize how your skills match the job requirements.

Is your resume readable and professional?

If you have tried to make your resume stand out by using colorful fonts or a creative layout, reconsider. Sticking with a conventional style resume is best. Check that the font and formatting is readable.

Is your resume error free?

Now is a good time to proofread again and check for sentence structure, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Taking the time to edit, revise and rewrite your resume will be worthwhile. It is important to demonstrate professionalism with a proofread resume.

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If you are not getting calls for interviews, you may have fallen into a resume writing pitfall. Revision Resume is happy to assist you by providing a resume critique so you can rewrite your own resume or by creating a new resume for you. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer to those living in the Rochester New York area and beyond.

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