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5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by JARUSHUB: 12:23pm On Oct 10, 2017
There are many reasons why people generally find it tasking to get job offers or invitations for interviews. One of such reasons is the fact that they make unforgivable mistakes when writing their resumes. Resumes are extremely important documents that should be written with the utmost detail and attention to avoid mistakes. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 common mistakes made in resume writing.

Ignoring Keywords

We’re in the information and technology age, as a result, nowadays most resumes are reviewed electronically before they are seen by human eyes. It is, therefore, important to pay attention to keywords when writing your resume. For a good number of organizations or HR consultancy firms, the first round of culling resumes happens through keyword spotting with a hiring software, and if certain keywords are missing from your resume, it is unlikely to make it past the first round. Be sure to use keywords related to the industry you are interested in when writing your resume; use keywords in your job description; be sure to use keywords repeatedly from time to time (but try not to overdo it); and basically just ensure you include exact keywords in your resume and recognize their place in your industry.

Being Too Lengthy

If you’re an average working class professional with less than half a decade of experience, it’s only appropriate for you to condense your resume down to a page or two pages at most. When writing your resume, regardless of your years of experience or professional level, ensure you use words diligently and avoid being unnecessarily verbose. No hiring manager has the time to sift through ‘ramblings’ in your resume to get to the vital information needed to get you past the screening phase. As a result, you need to pay attention to your words and use them responsibly when writing your resume. Additionally, you can ask a family, friend or close contact with some experience in the area of resume writing to help review your resume and advise you on the parts that need to cut out, rephrased or paraphrased.

Being Vague or Unclear

When hiring managers review you resume, one of the most important things that they are concerned with are your quantitative tasks and accomplishments. It can be detrimental to you to be vague about these when writing your resume. Even when putting descriptions about your former positions, you need to be specific with the details of what you accomplished in these positions. Try to put descriptions in your resume in terms of what you have accomplished, rather than simply listing titles and describing everyday tasks.

Typographical and Grammatical Errors

This should be avoided at all cost because it makes the applicant seem careless and irresponsible, or worse, ignorant about correct grammatical terms and structuring. It sets a precedent for employers or hiring managers to draw very unflattering conclusions about your attitude and verbal, writing and grammatical skills. Your resume, therefore, needs to be grammatically perfect; and one way to achieve this is to go over it multiple times after writing it to correct errors. You can also give it to a friend, family or close contact with relevant experience to go over it and help correct errors.

Cutting the Meat Out of Your Resume

The fact that you resume shouldn’t be too wordy, doesn’t mean it should be lacking relevant information. Be wise about the way you write your resume, and avoid cutting things short unnecessarily because you are trying to conform by all means to the one page standard. Just try as much as possible to give concise summaries of important information, but please don’t leave out important information because you are ‘trying to avoid being too wordy’.

Source: http://www.jarushub.com/5-common-mistakes-made-in-resume-writing/

cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44

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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by Prec1ous(m): 1:52pm On Oct 10, 2017
There really is no blueprint for this, everyone and what pleases them.

By the way...

Continue writing and rewriting CV.

until it dawns on you that you may have completed a book.

Latest jobs in Lagos
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by morikee(m): 1:53pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by eluquenson(m): 1:53pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by KnowMore: 1:53pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by Lollyt(f): 1:54pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by moscobabs(m): 1:57pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by free2ryhme: 1:58pm On Oct 10, 2017
JARUSHUB:
There are many reasons why people generally find it tasking to get job offers or invitations for interviews. One of such reasons is the fact that they make unforgivable mistakes when writing their resumes. Resumes are extremely important documents that should be written with the utmost detail and attention to avoid mistakes. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 common mistakes made in resume writing.

Ignoring Keywords

We’re in the information and technology age, as a result, nowadays most resumes are reviewed electronically before they are seen by human eyes. It is, therefore, important to pay attention to keywords when writing your resume. For a good number of organizations or HR consultancy firms, the first round of culling resumes happens through keyword spotting with a hiring software, and if certain keywords are missing from your resume, it is unlikely to make it past the first round. Be sure to use keywords related to the industry you are interested in when writing your resume; use keywords in your job description; be sure to use keywords repeatedly from time to time (but try not to overdo it); and basically just ensure you include exact keywords in your resume and recognize their place in your industry.

Being Too Lengthy

If you’re an average working class professional with less than half a decade of experience, it’s only appropriate for you to condense your resume down to a page or two pages at most. When writing your resume, regardless of your years of experience or professional level, ensure you use words diligently and avoid being unnecessarily verbose. No hiring manager has the time to sift through ‘ramblings’ in your resume to get to the vital information needed to get you past the screening phase. As a result, you need to pay attention to your words and use them responsibly when writing your resume. Additionally, you can ask a family, friend or close contact with some experience in the area of resume writing to help review your resume and advise you on the parts that need to cut out, rephrased or paraphrased.

Being Vague or Unclear

When hiring managers review you resume, one of the most important things that they are concerned with are your quantitative tasks and accomplishments. It can be detrimental to you to be vague about these when writing your resume. Even when putting descriptions about your former positions, you need to be specific with the details of what you accomplished in these positions. Try to put descriptions in your resume in terms of what you have accomplished, rather than simply listing titles and describing everyday tasks.

Typographical and Grammatical Errors

This should be avoided at all cost because it makes the applicant seem careless and irresponsible, or worse, ignorant about correct grammatical terms and structuring. It sets a precedent for employers or hiring managers to draw very unflattering conclusions about your attitude and verbal, writing and grammatical skills. Your resume, therefore, needs to be grammatically perfect; and one way to achieve this is to go over it multiple times after writing it to correct errors. You can also give it to a friend, family or close contact with relevant experience to go over it and help correct errors.

Cutting the Meat Out of Your Resume

The fact that you resume shouldn’t be too wordy, doesn’t mean it should be lacking relevant information. Be wise about the way you write your resume, and avoid cutting things short unnecessarily because you are trying to conform by all means to the one page standard. Just try as much as possible to give concise summaries of important information, but please don’t leave out important information because you are ‘trying to avoid being too wordy’.

Source: http://www.jarushub.com/5-common-mistakes-made-in-resume-writing/

cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44

How many people get federal and top jobs with resume writing

bros who resume writing epp grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by free2ryhme: 1:59pm On Oct 10, 2017
JARUSHUB:
There are many reasons why people generally find it tasking to get job offers or invitations for interviews. One of such reasons is the fact that they make unforgivable mistakes when writing their resumes. Resumes are extremely important documents that should be written with the utmost detail and attention to avoid mistakes. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 common mistakes made in resume writing.

Ignoring Keywords

We’re in the information and technology age, as a result, nowadays most resumes are reviewed electronically before they are seen by human eyes. It is, therefore, important to pay attention to keywords when writing your resume. For a good number of organizations or HR consultancy firms, the first round of culling resumes happens through keyword spotting with a hiring software, and if certain keywords are missing from your resume, it is unlikely to make it past the first round. Be sure to use keywords related to the industry you are interested in when writing your resume; use keywords in your job description; be sure to use keywords repeatedly from time to time (but try not to overdo it); and basically just ensure you include exact keywords in your resume and recognize their place in your industry.

Being Too Lengthy

If you’re an average working class professional with less than half a decade of experience, it’s only appropriate for you to condense your resume down to a page or two pages at most. When writing your resume, regardless of your years of experience or professional level, ensure you use words diligently and avoid being unnecessarily verbose. No hiring manager has the time to sift through ‘ramblings’ in your resume to get to the vital information needed to get you past the screening phase. As a result, you need to pay attention to your words and use them responsibly when writing your resume. Additionally, you can ask a family, friend or close contact with some experience in the area of resume writing to help review your resume and advise you on the parts that need to cut out, rephrased or paraphrased.

Being Vague or Unclear

When hiring managers review you resume, one of the most important things that they are concerned with are your quantitative tasks and accomplishments. It can be detrimental to you to be vague about these when writing your resume. Even when putting descriptions about your former positions, you need to be specific with the details of what you accomplished in these positions. Try to put descriptions in your resume in terms of what you have accomplished, rather than simply listing titles and describing everyday tasks.

Typographical and Grammatical Errors

This should be avoided at all cost because it makes the applicant seem careless and irresponsible, or worse, ignorant about correct grammatical terms and structuring. It sets a precedent for employers or hiring managers to draw very unflattering conclusions about your attitude and verbal, writing and grammatical skills. Your resume, therefore, needs to be grammatically perfect; and one way to achieve this is to go over it multiple times after writing it to correct errors. You can also give it to a friend, family or close contact with relevant experience to go over it and help correct errors.

Cutting the Meat Out of Your Resume

The fact that you resume shouldn’t be too wordy, doesn’t mean it should be lacking relevant information. Be wise about the way you write your resume, and avoid cutting things short unnecessarily because you are trying to conform by all means to the one page standard. Just try as much as possible to give concise summaries of important information, but please don’t leave out important information because you are ‘trying to avoid being too wordy’.

Source: http://www.jarushub.com/5-common-mistakes-made-in-resume-writing/

cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44

there is no specific style for resume writing

write within the job descriptions you are applying for

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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by madgoat(m): 2:00pm On Oct 10, 2017
Story undecided
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by bamite(m): 2:00pm On Oct 10, 2017
Who resume epp All you need to get the job is your connect sad

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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by zeekeyboy: 2:04pm On Oct 10, 2017
Nigeria is too messed up to be stressing yourself to write resume.

Click like if you feel the same

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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by abike12(f): 2:05pm On Oct 10, 2017
Also, watch your tenses with job duties. Previous jobs should be in past tense, current job in present tense.
No fancy font.
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by LordAA(m): 2:16pm On Oct 10, 2017
All you need to have in Nigeria is connection
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by fleps(m): 2:24pm On Oct 10, 2017
Nice one Jarus.

Keywords! Very important. Helps to get noticed by Application Tracking Software. You just cannot do without it.

Also important is giving close monitoring to your applications.

When you send applications to employers, how do you know that your email has been opened and your CV downloaded or even clicked on?

There is this Chrome browser extension that can help with that and you can really track all applications and progress with job search

Read more about it: https://www.acegoals.com/how-to-know-when-an-employer-reads-your-cv/
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by yomalex(m): 2:29pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by MrImole: 3:02pm On Oct 10, 2017
This again?
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by Sodia(m): 4:39pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by drnelson: 4:49pm On Oct 10, 2017
you got one point.


you supposed to jack off and drop some it on the resume for the HR manager.
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by Nobody: 5:45pm On Oct 10, 2017
Nice one
Re: 5 Common Mistakes Made In Resume Writing by lightinchrist4: 7:52pm On Oct 10, 2017
JARUSHUB:
There are many reasons why people generally find it tasking to get job offers or invitations for interviews. One of such reasons is the fact that they make unforgivable mistakes when writing their resumes. Resumes are extremely important documents that should be written with the utmost detail and attention to avoid mistakes. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 common mistakes made in resume writing.

Ignoring Keywords

We’re in the information and technology age, as a result, nowadays most resumes are reviewed electronically before they are seen by human eyes. It is, therefore, important to pay attention to keywords when writing your resume. For a good number of organizations or HR consultancy firms, the first round of culling resumes happens through keyword spotting with a hiring software, and if certain keywords are missing from your resume, it is unlikely to make it past the first round. Be sure to use keywords related to the industry you are interested in when writing your resume; use keywords in your job description; be sure to use keywords repeatedly from time to time (but try not to overdo it); and basically just ensure you include exact keywords in your resume and recognize their place in your industry.

Being Too Lengthy

If you’re an average working class professional with less than half a decade of experience, it’s only appropriate for you to condense your resume down to a page or two pages at most. When writing your resume, regardless of your years of experience or professional level, ensure you use words diligently and avoid being unnecessarily verbose. No hiring manager has the time to sift through ‘ramblings’ in your resume to get to the vital information needed to get you past the screening phase. As a result, you need to pay attention to your words and use them responsibly when writing your resume. Additionally, you can ask a family, friend or close contact with some experience in the area of resume writing to help review your resume and advise you on the parts that need to cut out, rephrased or paraphrased.

Being Vague or Unclear

When hiring managers review you resume, one of the most important things that they are concerned with are your quantitative tasks and accomplishments. It can be detrimental to you to be vague about these when writing your resume. Even when putting descriptions about your former positions, you need to be specific with the details of what you accomplished in these positions. Try to put descriptions in your resume in terms of what you have accomplished, rather than simply listing titles and describing everyday tasks.

Typographical and Grammatical Errors

This should be avoided at all cost because it makes the applicant seem careless and irresponsible, or worse, ignorant about correct grammatical terms and structuring. It sets a precedent for employers or hiring managers to draw very unflattering conclusions about your attitude and verbal, writing and grammatical skills. Your resume, therefore, needs to be grammatically perfect; and one way to achieve this is to go over it multiple times after writing it to correct errors. You can also give it to a friend, family or close contact with relevant experience to go over it and help correct errors.

Cutting the Meat Out of Your Resume

The fact that you resume shouldn’t be too wordy, doesn’t mean it should be lacking relevant information. Be wise about the way you write your resume, and avoid cutting things short unnecessarily because you are trying to conform by all means to the one page standard. Just try as much as possible to give concise summaries of important information, but please don’t leave out important information because you are ‘trying to avoid being too wordy’.

Source: http://www.jarushub.com/5-common-mistakes-made-in-resume-writing/

cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44

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