Listen Now: Resume Mistakes
Trying to land a job at your dream company? Make sure your resume gets through the door.
Google is one of the most desirable companies to work for, and competition is fierce. Every week the silicon valley powerhouse receives fifty thousand resumes. And being Google, the company has devised a quick way to filter them and automatically eliminate a large number of contenders.
The company says some resumes could be from highly qualified people. However they make one of the five most common mistakes that automatically sends them to the no pile. That includes typos, so have someone proofread your resume. Chances are you’ve skimmed it so many times you don’t notice the dropped word or misspellings.
Don’t share confidential information about your current employer no matter how good it makes you look. And finally the third biggest thing to avoid is lying on your resume. This is a dumb thing to do especially when applying to the world’s most used search engine. It won’t take them long to find the truth.
Your resume is your first step, make it a good one.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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