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Old 09-17-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've been applying for jobs recently and have not gotten the amount of call backs I expected. I looked at my Indeed resume a few weeks ago after noticing that I was still showing as employed at my immediate previous employer. I didn't review it much more fully.

I applied for something else and the recruiter called back. The job prior to that showed that I only worked there for a month. That made a two year employment gap. I reviewed it and he was right. I'm going to review the entire thing top to bottom this evening.

The Word resume has the dates right, but it's kind of amusing that I missed all that on Indeed.

What are you resume faux pas?
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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Other than, a spelling error or dropped word that I just didn't notice, there have been no real mistakes.
Certainly no glaring errors.
I went back over a couple of cover letters sent out over the years and found the same kind of minor stuff.
Oh, well.

I see more mistakes in job announcements and postings for open positions.
Sometimes it's so bad you wonder who wrote it....and did anyone else look at them.
But many times the eyes see and brain processes the written text for what it knows it should be, and just doesn't "see" the dropped word or spelling error.

And then of course spellcheck alone won't pick up a mis-spelled word that really is a word

I just shrug off mistakes and correct them. At the time the resume was submitted it was the best I thought it could be. If I missed an error I just missed it. And I try to be more careful the next time.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I had the word ass in my resume for about a dozen applications. I meant to put As. I actually got hired with it on my resume.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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THAT is excellent!
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:51 AM
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My resume is good. However, I had a different intent when my resume was created. The accomplishments should have been more tailored to the positions I applied to.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:43 AM
 
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We talk about resume, so thing is that we don't have to worry about such things, as they can be done by the professional or can be ordered at online services . So People, let the qualified person does your job and that you can get the position at such company as Tesla.
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:34 AM
 
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My resume was a gossamer shroud wrapped around the corpse of truth.

It is unsurprising in retrospect that my last, and best job, (20 years) found me more and more devoted to creatively rewriting the blundering attempts at fiction attempted by various bosses.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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Keep it short.

Don't go back more than 10 years (this makes you look old and employers don't like to hire old people, as I quickly learned).

Don't include ANY job you held for less than 6 months unless it was a contract/temp job.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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Don't include ANY job you held for less than 6 months unless it was a contract/temp job.
I don't know that I'd agree with the blanket statement.

Suppose that's the job that's the most relevant to what you're looking for, or the job that gave you the experience to qualify for the one you're applying for?
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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I have never made any mistakes on my resume. You just can't make any mistakes on a resume. The document itself is usually only one to five pages long so it shouldn't be hard to proofread and to check dates.

You have to take all the time you need to check things over and make sure that everything is correct. You are not running a race, there is no pressure, and there are no deadlines. A resume should always be kept up to date whether you are looking for a job or not.
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