Having viewed thousands of resumes over the last 7 years, we have identified the top 3 mistakes that professionals make in their current resume.
Can you imagine how many resumes recruiters and hiring managers scan through per role?
I’ve included this quick synopsis to allow you to see how your resume needs to present to comply with the requirements of what employers are seeking in today’s resume content and layout.
1. Provide More Details about Your Achievements
Your resume probably does a good job of outlining what you were actually responsible for, but it might be difficult for the reader to understand the scope of your experience. If this is true within your resume, I would suggest that more information be given to each of the bullet points, especially around the results that you achieved in each of these job functions.
Outlining the challenges and obstacles that you had to overcome in order to do your job efficiently is a key strategy that we promote at Melbourne Resumes. By outlining how you overcame the challenges, and foreseeable problems, you are showing that you have the initiative and drive to focus on achieving what you set out to do. This is a valuable quality in a candidate, so I would definitely recommend that your new resume highlight these areas.
2. Use a Professional Resume Format that Highlights your Specific Skills
You hopefully have a clear focus on how you want to move forward in your career. By the way, if you are still needing to get clear on where you want to go with your career, I would suggest reading our career tips. When you have a clear focus, it’s easy to see why highlighting only the most relevant experience is going to make you appear as the ideal candidate for the roles you are targeting. Your resume doesn’t have to go into detail about every thing that you have done, only the things that your prospective employer is likely to see as valuable and useful to them.
In highlighting your most relevant skills, knowledge and experience, I would also suggest that a professional resume format be applied to your resume. This will improve your personal branding which will help to pitch you at a more professional level. You don’t need to use any graphic design or irrelevant images, you just need to use a resume format that is professional, clean, and concisely summaries your key experience. See our resume examples to see the various ways we format different client’s experience.
3. LinkedIn Builds Credibility in Your Personal Branding
Your LinkedIn profile URL is probably missing. recruiters need to see the link, so they can cross reference the information that is on your resume, with what is publicly displayed on your profile. This helps build credibility that what you have said on your resume is true and correct. I would also ensure that a professional photo is uploaded to confirm that you have the appearance of a true professional.