Sometimes, when reviewing a resume, it is easier to eliminate the
mistakes that we see than to try to improve the resume
per se. One way to go about it is actually to
remove all the mistakes and then see what else needs to
be improved (or do the opposite). In this section, we have listed some
articles that discuss errors that are often made by job
seekers when drafting their resume. Go through the
articles and see if you recognize yourself. If you
do, consider yourself lucky that you have been made
aware of your mistakes in time.
As you go about writing your resume, keep these two tips in mind:
Writing a resume is not about luck, but about hard
work. Don't expect the recruiter to see
something special in your application unless you
make it apparent. Don't fall into the trap of
wishful thinking. Whether or not you get a job
is not up to the recruiter, it's up to you to show
your worth to him or her.
Recognize your limitations. If you don't have
good writing skills, acknowledge your weakness.
Do the best you can and ask for help from a
professional, a family member or a friend.
As you go through the literature, remember that resume writing is
an art and not a science. There will be exceptions
and there will be instances where you will disagree with
what is written. When and if that happens, use
your judgment and decide what is the best course of
action for yourself.