What can a resume check help me with
It’s easier to get lost on the details of the separate sections, ignoring how they all come together in the final resume form. A complete resume review will help you focus on the full picture.
You’ll start to notice you’re either missing out on your skills section positioning, or that it doesn’t align with your achievements. That’s why you need to take enough time for proofreading and quality checks.
We’ve read 1000s of resumes from our users and got the opinion of recruiters on which are the top mistakes people make when building their CVs.
Here’s a list of the most commonly occuring mistakes on resumes:
Set up a checklist with every bit of information you want your resume to convey at the end. These may include:
Once you have the rough content of your resume, compare it with the checklist so that you don’t forget anything of importance.
Another point of reference should be the job description. All competencies, experience and skills needed to do the job well are outlined there, so make sure what accomplishments you highlight match the job offer.
To sum up, your resume must answer the following questions:
First off, make sure you don’t complete your application with only 30 minutes to spare before the deadline. For this tactic to work, you should start well in advance.
Take time to sleep on your resume, and come back to it a couple of days later, or better yet, when you have already forgotten what you wrote.
It will feel like you’re an external reviewer and will spot mistakes which otherwise you’ll have omitted.