Four Fatal Mistakes You Should Never Make on Your Resume!

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Four Fatal Mistakes You Should Never Make on Your Resume!

When applying for a position, some small mistakes could result in missing out on your dream job. Make sure that the contact information on your employment documents is complete, correct, and appropriate. Even if your credentials are a perfect match for the position, you won’t be invited to the interview unless the recruiter has some way of contacting you. Here are our Professional Resume Writer’s top four tips on what not to do!

  1. Forgetting to put your contact info on the resume sounds like a silly mistake, but it happens. Needless to say, it’s a fatal error.
  2. Typos in your e-mail address and phone number will definitely hinder your chances of landing a job. Not only is it unprofessional, but it could result in your resume ending up on the trash pile!
  3. Use a professional e-mail address, preferably the one that contains your name. catlover85@mail.com or drama_queen2010@mail.com and the like are appropriate for personal communication with family and friends, but they don’t belong on a resume.
  4. Think twice before including links to your social media profiles. Make sure that they will serve you well and contain no controversial or rude material. Remember it is not just about what you post on Facebook, but also who your friends are, and what they post! Portfolios, industry blogs, and LinkedIn are acceptable, but only if they complement your professional image and are relevant to the position.

Most of the time you only have one chance to make a good impression! A professional resume writer can create a resume for you that will get you noticed. Our Professional Resume Writers are here to help create a resume that will get you results! This is why we, at iCareerSolutions, offer 60-Day Interview Guarantee with all our Gold and Platinum Resume and LinkedIn Profile Packages.

For more information on how to create an effective resume, check out our blog on the dreaded ATS Systems!  https://icareersolutions.com/making-friends-with-the-applicant-tracking-system/.

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Arno Markus BA, MSc. | CPRW (Certified Professional Résumé Writer)
CEO and Founder of iCareerSolutions
Member, Forbes Coaches Council