Biggest Mistake Made When Updating a Resume
You have made the decision to update your resume and you need to add your most current job to your resume.
It’s late in the evening; you’re tired and not completely feeling up to the task so you throw together some bullets about what you are doing at your current job and insert them into your resume.
Here is the problem…
It’s lackluster and skimpy!
The reader is thinking either or both of the following:
- Your current work is not relevant. Your current or most recent job should be the focus of your resume. Anyone that downplays their most recent role is waving a red flag that they have not done anything relevant recently which is one of the top reasons a resume does not get a response. Sell it and sell it well!
- You are lazy. The last thing you want to do is give the impression that you are either looking for the easy way out or that selling yourself properly is not important to you; therefore, this opportunity is not that important to you. Even if you are passively looking for a new job, making a bad impression at this point will prevent you from ever knowing for sure if this could have been your dream job.
Over the last 15 years, close to 35% of the candidates that I have placed into their dream job, were not very excited about the opportunity in the beginning of the process. Fortunately, they sold themselves phenomenally, in spite of their initial impression and were very thankful they did so.
The point is that you just never know when the right opportunity will pop up, so it is crucial to your career success to always be ready to put your best foot forward.
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- Check out The Top 6 Resume Myths
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Saundra LeeCEO, Dubin & Lee