Recruiters are on tight schedules and, when reviewing a potential candidate for a job, have to move quickly. This often means taking only a few minutes to scan resumes before deciding on who will be invited for an interview, or who will be referred to the hiring agent. During a recruitment, recruiters are on the lookout for specific candidates with specific skill sets. If they have to try to “guess” if you have that skill set or the experience they are seeking, they will just move on! An applicant may be completely qualified for the job, but a disorganized, poorly-written resume and, one where applicant has buried their experience in a lot of text, will take them out of the running. Though resume writing norms differ from country to country, and sector to sector, there are several common mistakes that professionals make when applying for a position. Here are common mistakes to avoid:
1) Using the same resume/CV and cover letter for every job. It is a fact: job seekers can look careless when they rush to apply for jobs without first tailoring their resumes or cover letter for that job.