It is so important to make your experience and resume stand out from the crowd in order for the employer to hire you. Here are 7 ways to ruin your resume, to show you what not to do.
7. Forgetting to send a cover letter
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A cover letter is extremely important when it comes to applying for a new job. It briefly summarises a lot of what is already in your resume, such as why you are applying for the job and what you think that you could offer.
6. Including a personal statement about you and your life
A company does want to know about their employees' personal lives. This is why there is normally a hobbies or interests section at the end. However, they do not want to read a personal statement right at the beginning of your resume that rants on all about you, what you hope to achieve out of life and so on. Yes your goals are important but a potential employer wants you to think about the company and how you would have a positive effect on the company.
5. Not proofreading your resume before sending it to a potential employer
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The last thing that the potential employer wants to see is that you have not even taken the time to read through your own resume before sending it. This shows laziness to the company and in my opinion they are likely to assume that you do not care that much about whether you get the job.