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12 Common Mistakes to Avoid in your Resume

September 9, 2015

 

We're looking forward to our next big break, trying to wow the recruiter over, with all we know and can do, but let's face it, we all need a little push in the right direction. There are some cardinal errors we absolutely must avoid lest we end up looking like careless jokers.

 

Here are 12 basic but very common mistakes some of us might overlook while drafting  resume:

 

1) Capital letter alphabets

More often than not candidates retort to using capital letters on every second word to draw more attention towards it. Well guess what, that only amounts to very poor punctuation. A word can only begin with a capital letter if it a proper noun or/and the beginning of a new sentence. They may also be used in a heading or title but never ever in between a sentence only to emphasize a word.

 

2) Bold lettering

Here again candidates bold words to stress on their importance. This is acceptable only in headings, avoid bold lettering because your resume on a whole is important and if something is not, then it should not be on your resume in the first place. So don't draw attention away from the rest of your resume. If certain skills need to be accentuated put them under a separate section like "Core Skills" to get them all the attention they deserve.

 

3) Upper Case words

WRONG!! Notice how it sounds like shouting? Absolutely avoid this one lest you want your prospective employer thinking that you are shouting at them because upper case words signifies exactly so.  DON'T DO IT!!