5 Resume Mistakes That You Should Avoid

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By Megan Lacombe

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5_Resume_Mistakes_That_You_Should_Avoid.jpgResume writing takes a certain finesse. Often, many people make mistakes on their resume. Resume mistakes can decrease your chances of landing an interview, and gaining a new job

At Liberty Staffing, we want you to succeed professionally. After all, your success is our success. A mistake on your resume could send your application to the "no" pile immediately by an employer. 

Liberty Staffing Services would like to give you some helpful tips regarding resume writing.

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Here are five resume mistakes that you should look out for when you’re writing or updating your resume.

1. Incorrect Contact Information

When it comes to resume writing, a big no-no is noting your contact information incorrectly. Make sure to check your contact information multiple times before you begin applying to job opportunities. After all, you want the employer to contact you, so having the correct contact information is key.

2. Grammatical Errors

A big turn-off for employers is seeing grammatical errors in resumes. Sometimes it can be difficult to catch grammatical errors, especially if you’ve just completed writing your resume. It’s a good idea to take a step back from your resume and take a look at it another day with fresh eyes. Or, if you’re pressed for time, get another person to check your resume for any errors. You can ask a friend or family member to do this.

3. Leaving Out Important Information

Many job seekers make the mistake of not inputting the most applicable experience to their resume when they apply to a position. When you’re writing or updating your resume, make sure to read the job description thoroughly, then change your resume and add any past experience that would be most transferable.

4. Chronologically Misplaced Information

Make sure that your resume is in chronological order. Your resume will be confusing to read if your work experiences are placed in the wrong order. It’s a good idea to place your most recent job at the top of the list, and go from there.

5. Too Many Pages

Is your resume longer than two pages? Try to shorten it down. Most employers will not spend time reading a resume if it’s more than two pages. Make sure to mark down the important information on your resume, and keep descriptions and responsibilities to the point. You can elaborate more once you land an interview.

Need more resume tips? Contact Liberty Staffing! We would be happy to help you. 


Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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