Avoid Unemployment by Avoiding Common Resume Mistakes

There are certain rules you must keep in mind when you are looking for a job. When you know then and apply them the best way you can instead of relying on your own self-confessed well-knowledgeable image, you will not fall into a long period of unemployment. This article will focus on the most common mistakes jobseekers make when creating their resumes.

Perhaps the most important and primary tip here would be never to apply for a certain job position when you know you are not qualified. If many unqualified people are aggressive and annoying in auditioning for American Idol, it may also hold true for people more than wanting to land a job.

Do not create your resume in paragraph format. This will really annoy employers as they do not have the luxury of time to dwell into a resume as if it was written by a fairy tale author.

Avoid using too many words on a resume. Write important details in bullets.

Avoid grammatical errors. Once an employer sees a very simple grammatical error, your resume will immediately be left in the trash bin.

Do not use perfumed or stationery papers for your resume. You are applying for a job, not an arts club in school. Most employers want them in a clear ivory colored 8×11 bond paper. Also, never attempt to use different fonts, sizes, and various highlighting effects in an effort to make phrases stand out from the rest. Stick with the standard Times New Roman font in size 12. And, make sure your resume is neither too short nor too long. One to two pages are enough.

Avoid including very personal information such as the color of your eye, height, hobbies, and number of your siblings. Most employers are not concerned with your personal life. They are only after your educational and professional experience as well as your exceptional skills and abilities relevant to the job. Do not include past jobs that seem irrelevant.

Always provide reliable personal references like previous direct superiors. Avoid including the phrases, “References Available upon Request.” You are not that special for employers to spend their time in asking permission from you if they can have the contact numbers of your previous bosses.