When looking at resumes below are seven common mistakes we still see when reviewing hundreds of engineering and IT related resumes on a daily basis.
Omitting key software related experience
Don’t forget to list all the types of CAD systems, software programs or programming languages you have experience with or have had exposure to. Employers also prefer you list the systems specific to each job you used them at and not just under a general skills section. Recruiters search resumes related to keywords so make sure their listed.
No Employment Dates
Not listing employment dates for each job on your resume sends up a red flag to recruiters and employers. Do not make this mistake.
Resume is too long
Having too long of a resume is still a problem we see daily. Make sure and keep your resume concise, listing the last 10-15 years of relevant employment experience. Employers and recruiters don’t have time to read a twenty page resume.
Bad contact information
Having Incorrect contact information is a huge mistake. You need to have the correct phone number listed on your resume. Make your you have a reliable email that is not from your cable company. We send emails daily to candidates about great job opportunities and find emails bouncing back all the time. Get a free email account from at www.gmail.com and never miss out on that potential dream job again.
Typos/Grammatical errors on your resume
Amazingly we still see typos on resumes constantly. Don’t make this mistake as it shows a lack of paying attention to detail.
Lack of objective
Not including an objective on your resume can be a mistake. Make sure and state the type of job and company you are interested in working for and when submitting your resume to a specific job tailor the objective accordingly.
Using strange fonts or templates
When creating a resume, simple and clean is better. Make sure to avoid hard to read fonts and annoying resume templates.