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5 Common Resume Mistakes

By December 5, 2021January 30th, 2022No Comments
5 Common Resume Mistakes

8 company Recruiters from The Final Round just reviewed hundreds of resumes for The Final Round Resume Review Giveaway.

These Recruiters are from:

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Airbnb
  • The New York Times
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • iCIMS
  • Walmart

(Check out the full LinkedIn Post Here)

After reviewing hundreds of resumes from students, professionals, and job-seekers, here are:

The 𝟓 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 we saw:

❌ Saving your resume as “resume3”, “resume_name”, and “Final_Resume”.
✅ Save as “LastName_FirstName_Resume” and as a PDF (unless job application says otherwise). Example –> “Eckstein_AJ_Resume”

❌ Extending your resume past 1 PAGE.
✅ Yes, it is tough, especially as you gain more experience but focus on inputting the experience that is most relevant to the job that you are applying to. Highly recommend having multiple resumes tailored to specific roles.

❌ Explaining WHAT you did
✅ Focusing on YOUR IMPACT and RESULTS

❌ Having a completely qualitative resume
✅ QUANTIFYING your experience by adding more DATA and numbers

❌ Just highlighting your professional experience
✅ Adding an INTERESTS section! Yes, it is okay to talk about your hobbies outside of work. This will help you create a bond with the interviewer outside of sheer professional experience.

If you missed this Free Resume Review Giveaway, make sure that you are following AJ Eckstein (Founder) and The Final Round on LinkedIn since this is where we post about these types of initiatives.

And I heard there will be another free giveaway happening again soon…

At the end of the day, what is a good resume if no one sees it? It is imperative that you focus on staying “top of mind”. How do you accomplish that?

Find out in this blog here.