7 mistakes most college grads make on their resumes (and how to fix them)
The first step to landing that dream job is a great resume.
But college grads and young professionals with only a few years experience tend to make some pretty classic mistakes on their resumes, says Volen Vulkov, founder of resume writing startup Enhancv.To help out, Vulkov came up with a list of the top 7 mistakes he sees repeatedly, along with advice on how to fix them.Advertisement
Here they are:
This is a typical college grad resume that makes 7 typical mistakes.
Mistake No. 1: Not playing up all of your experienceAdvertisement
Mistake No. 2: Submitting the same resume for every job opening
Mistake No. 3: Not using real-life examples to illustrate your skillsAdvertisement
Mistake No. 4: Not explaining your accomplishments with enough detail
Mistake No. 5: Not talking about personal passions and hobbiesAdvertisement
Mistake No. 6: Including bland, meaningless information
Here is Jack's fully revised resume that showcases his skills, strengths and personality. He will alter and customize it for each company where he applies.Advertisement