The saddest thing I have come across in a Resume when it was of 6 pages and no focus on ‘achievements’ and only elaborating ‘responsibilities’. The focus in a Resume has to be on sharing stories of ‘measurable achievements’ and not responsibilities. The responsibilities have to be just stated in one liners or in brief. In this case, there were frequent job changes spread over a tenure of 20 years and only description of responsibilities formed a major part of the content. Looked like the professional seeking a change missed the woods for the trees and thought that by mentioning everything possible, he will be able to impress the reader, which is a mistake. One does not have to forget that the objective of a Resume is to achieve the first step only – motivate the reader to call you for an interview; and not to get the job. And a customised pitch letter ( generally referred to as the cover letter) is an important tool for the receiver to get engaged and open the Resume.
To make your Resume effective, avoid these 10 mistakes while writing your Resume. Please read 10 Major ‘Sins’ In A Resume – Aspiration Jobs
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