Recruiters would see hundreds of thousands of resumes a month and along with that, the same issues with multiple resumes every time.
Your application holds the key to getting an interview because how your CV looks and comes across will directly reflect on your professionalism and motivation. Client Centric knows about best practice in recruitment, as we do offer a recruitment service to our clients.
So, what are these mistakes that recruiters can’t stand?
1. Spelling errors, typos, and poor grammar.
What this says to the recruiter is you don’t care and lack skills in written communication, attention to detail and more.
2. Too task-oriented – it reads like a job description, neglecting to explain relevant accomplishments.
The recruiter and employer want to know what you can do for them, and they will only know this when you describe your accomplishments.
3. Incorrect dates or missing dates.
Dates on a resume are incredibly important; if the dates are missing or incorrect, this will ring alarm bells about your background and makes it look as though you are trying to hide something.
4. Missing or inaccurate contact information, unprofessional email addresses and relevant personal info.
You want to make it easy for the recruiter to contact you by having the correct phone number and email address. With your email address, make sure it’s professional not firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, don’t put down irrelevant personal information such as your age/DOB or interests. A recruiter is trying to fill a position and not join a dating site.
5. Long complex paragraphs with no dot points.
A brief resume is what a recruiter wants; they don’t have the time to read long paragraphs. Use dot points to break up and simplify your responsibilities, making it easy to read quickly.
For these reasons mentioned, it makes sense to have your CV and cover letter professionally written by the experts by utilising a resume writing service provider, such as Client Centric.