10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid

For anyone who is currently adrift in a sea of job applications, trying to read employers’ minds about what they want out of a résumé and cover letter can be like trying to peer into a muddy crystal ball. The truth is, there is no ‘right’ way to write a résumé. You know the drill…you tinker with the résumé after getting some advice from someone, and then send it off. Then someone else tells you that it is better off the first way that you had it. What ensues is a vicious circle of lather, rinse and repeat. Is it any wonder why job seekers are so darned confused on how to present their career credentials??? Unless résumé requirements and formatting are standardized, what remains ends up being a calculated guessing game. What does the employer REALLY want out of a résumé? There are 10 major pitfalls to avoid when writing this document, and all too often, job seekers unwittingly fall into either old habits or read up on poor advice and take it as gospel. The real trick to effectively maneuvering around hidden requirements and agendas of hiring managers is to understand what the hot buttons are within this document. Career management evangelist and professional résumé writer Dawn Rasmussen will provide insights into what is really going on in employers’ minds when they read a résumé, and provide tactical suggestions on how to navigate around them to build the case as to why an employer should hire you. Knowing how a company might read or interpret your most important career asset can make the difference as to whether you make it to the next level of the screening process. Sorry, this event already happened! Click here » to watch the recording of this webinar. Photo credit: Shutterstock

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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