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What Not to Do

What Not to Do

What Not to Do

 

Because your resume is such an important tool in getting you an interview it is vital that you don’t make any mistakes and blow you best shot.

Here is a list of key things not to do when writing your resume:

 

      • Use "I" or pronouns that identify yourself.
      • Include personal information, such as your date of birth, height, religion, etc.
      • Include any salary details.
      • Explain reasons for leaving your previous job.
      • Provide outdated and/or irrelevant information.
      • Order information illogically.
      • Lie.
      • Forget to check for typing, spelling or grammatical mistakes.
      • Forget to provide the specifics of what you have done and what you have achieved.
      • Send the same resume for multiple job ads – your resume must match the role and the organisation.
      • Identify just your duties in previous roles. Employers are interested in accomplishments and achievements (not job descriptions).
      • Go on too long or be too brief.
      • Include vague objectives that are just about you.  Objectives must have a benefit for the organisation.
      • Leave out important information (work performed while studying can demonstrate good life experience and skills particularly if you are relatively new to the workforce).
      • Make it look too fussy (simple is best).
      • Include the wrong contact information.
      • Forget to check it again and again even if it means showing it to someone else