Resume keywords and why should you use them
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ - You could graduate top of your class from an elite university, with great work experience to boot. But if your resume is chock-full of errors, there's a good chance an employer will toss it out. "A resume needs to be perfect before you hit send" says Jennifer Lasater, vice president of career services at Purdue University Global, she has nearly 20 years of experience in recruiting and career services.
Here, she shares the five common resume mistakes that make even the smartest people look dumb: 1. The one-size-fits-all resume: Sending out one generic resume to any job that seems interesting is a big no-no. 2. A lengthy resume: The average recruiter spends just six seconds on a resume initially, so your work history must be concise and to the point.
3. An unprofessional email address: No recruiter will seriously consider an applicant whose resume boasts a "cute" or "sexy" email. These types of emails scream that you're unprofessional. 4. Spelling mistakes: According to research, having typos on your resume could be a career-killer. 5. Grammatical errors: Pay attention when writing your resume to save yourself from making costly grammatical mistakes like using the wrong type of "they're, their or there."