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
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.