Common Resume Problems

A resume is the main part of a job application but most applicants make some common mistakes in resume. That is harmful so, we describe here some common resume problems below:

Common resume problems

  1. Too Long: Common problem of a resume is too many descriptions of the information and not concise, relevant, and to the point.
  2. Too short or sketchy: The resume may be too short or sketchy which will not give enough information for a proper evaluation of the applicant.
  3. Hard to read: Use of common space, lack of “white space” and of such devices like indention and boldfacing makes the reader’s job more difficult.
  4. Wordy: Description is verbose i.e many hard words are used which could be expressed simply.
  5. Too slick: A resume prepared by another person will imply the writer’s qualification, not the applicant’s qualification.

    Common Resume Problems
    Common Resume Problems
  6. Amateurish: Providing wrong or incomplete information will prove the applicant to be awkward regarding the business world.
  7. Poorly reproduced: The print is pale and dim which makes it difficult for the reader to read.
  8. Misspelled and ungrammatical throughout: An applicant who makes misspelled and ungrammatical mistakes will himself indicate his poor verbal skills.
  9. Boastful: A boastful word may make the recruiters doubtful.
  10. Dishonesty: Fraud information regarding work experience will express dishonesty.
  11. Gimmicky: If words, structure, decoration, or material used in the resume are found to be unusual then it will make the resume infective.

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