Job Search in Woodstock: Common Resume Errors

  • Job Search in Woodstock: Common Resume Errors

    Crystal Lake, IL - July 07, 2021

    Job Search in Woodstock | Express Employment Professionals Crystal Lake At Express Employment Professionals Crystal Lake, we see plenty of resumes from job search candidates in the Woodstock area. As strong as many of these resumes happen to be, others contain damaging errors and mistakes.

    By now, everyone knows that it's important to proofread your resume for spelling and formatting errors. However, there are a number of other common errors that resume writers need to keep in mind. Below, we've collected 5 of these mistakes. By avoiding these errors in your resume, you can improve your chances of a successful job search in Woodstock.

    5 Common Resume Errors

    1. Unconvenional Fonts & Formatting.  Today, it's expected that your resume will be attractively formatted. But unless you're applying for a graphic design position, there's no need to get overly creative with your fonts and formatting. This can make your resume harder to read and may come across as unprofessional.

    2. Inconsistencies with Social Media.  After receiving your resume, hiring managers will look you up on social media. Because of this, it's important that the information in your resume matches up with the information on your social media profiles, especially Linkedin. Even a minor inconsistency in dates can be damaging.

    3. Over-the-Top Language.  When you're writing a resume, people expect you to paint yourself in a positive light. However, there's always a risk of taking things too far and coming across as disingenuous or dishonest.

    4. Unnecessary Information.  If you're applying for a position, your resume should only include relevant information. Many applicants use a boilerplate resume, which means they end up including details that don't reflect the job in question. This shows that you either didn't read the job description carefully, or that you didn't take the time to update your resume.

    5. Poorly Named Files.  When submitting a digital resume, you'll want to be mindful of the file name. Make sure to include your first and last name so your resume can be easily filed by the company, and keep the file name as clean and simple as possible.

    Start Your Job Search in Woodstock

    Gearing up for a job search in Woodstock? We invite you to kickstart your search by applying to Express Employment Professionals Crystal Lake. Our job search services are provided at no cost to job applicants and can help you find work in:

    • Woodstock
    • Crystal Lake
    • McHenry
    • Algonquin
    • Surrounding areas

    Start your job search in Woodstock by applying online to Express Employment Professionals Crystal Lake or calling us at (815) 788-8556 for more information!