/ Asked by Claudia
What are some of the most common errors that catch your eye on the resumes you read?
Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, September 24, 2015
Spelling mistakes, spelling mistakes, spelling mistakes!  
The other common errors I see that bother me:  Referencing a different job and/or company in the objective.  Stating an objective that clashes or has nothing to do with the job they are applying for.  
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Thursday, October 1, 2015
The most common errors or issues with resumes revolve around how the resume is structured.  Candidates will often list the sections of their background which are the weakest first on a resume.  For example, if one is a student and does not have extensive work experience, then this should not be listed as prominently on the resume.  Instead, they should start the resume by focusing on their strengths, such as their education, leadership experience, and community/campus activities.  The work experience should be place later in the resume.  Remember, the resume is a tool on which you are selling yourself.  Your goal with a resume is to pique the reader's interest to the point where they want to talk with you and learn more about you.  Always structure your resume in a way that grabs their attention quickly and makes them want to find out more.
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, October 1, 2015
The most frustrating common errors are typos and spelling mistakes. Think of the resume as the 1st impression you can make on someone. You don't get a second chance to make a first impression so it is key to make sure that you look over the resume a few times, and then have someone else look it over a few times. Often times our eyes don't catch every mistake, so it is helpful to have a second set of eyes review your final product. For an entry level role, a resume should be clean and concise. It shouldn't have to go more than 1 page and there should be education, work/volunteer experience, certifications/awards and computer skills areas. Make sure your resume supports the role qualifications that you are applying for, and if you are going to use a picture on it, make sure it is a professional one. Also, make sure your font is consistent and your work dates make sense; don't list a year that was 10 years before you were even born. Good luck and remember to make a good first impression!
Answered by Brandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Great question! Alot of common errors I see are in the layout of the resume. A lot of instructors or websites say the best resume fits on one page, however in my opinion that is not always the case. If you have a lot of experience and vital information you shouldnt try to squeeze it all together. The easier the resume is to read the more a recruiter will review it. Good luck on your job search!
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