Listen Now: Google VP Reveals The Biggest Resume Blunders He’s Ever Seen
Everyone has a resume, but will yours get to the top of the pile?
Laszlo Bock is former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google. While there he says he reviewed more than twenty thousand resumes, and while some were terrific others were destined for the trash heap. And from those he trashed, Bock says he found five common mistakes that people tend to keep making.
For example, a lack of formatting. A messy resume is one that no one wants to read. Keep it clean and organized with black ink on white paper and margins. Make sure your columns line up and the spacing is consistent. Put your contact information on every page and if you’re sending it by email save it as a PDF to preserve your hard work.
Another big one is typos. Proofread your resume multiple times and have other people take a look. Watch out for grammatical errors, spacing mistakes and, of course, spelling.
For the other top mistakes people make on their resumes, check out the original article now, and improve your odds a bit.
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