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What Not to do While Writing Your Professional Resume August 17, 2015

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What Not to do While Writing Your Professional Resume , Penfield, New York

Let’s face it, reworking your resume every time you’re hunting for a job can be a huge headache; it’s tedious, time-consuming, and even the smallest mistake could cost you an interview. If you’re thinking about making a career change, go over your CV with a fine-tooth comb before sending it out. Better yet, have it looked over by the professionals at ResumeSOS.com in Rochester, NY. They've seen countless resumes that have potential, but small errors are holding them back. Consider the following things to avoid when updating your resume:

  • One-Size-Fits-All: Sending out a general, one-size-fits-all resume to potential employers is never a good idea; it shows that you’re desperate. This type of resume also shows potential employers that you didn’t even bother to take the time to tailor your resume to the job you're applying for, so why hire you in the first place?
  • Focusing On Duties: Focusing on the duties you were tasked with at previous jobs rather than the things you accomplished while working there isn't a good idea. Employers want to hire people who have met achievable goals, not just their typical daily duties.
  • Being Long-Winded: There’s a fine line between being descriptive and being too descriptive. It’s OK to be detailed on your job history and objectives, but don’t write a novel that will wind up in the trash. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules to resume length, but an average of two pages is a good place to start.

Following these simple tips gives you a great start on updating your resume. If want your resume to truly stand out, it's best to hire a professional resume writer. Contact the career coaching experts from ResumeSOS.com today at (585) 383-0350 or visit them online

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