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Resume Red Flags:3 Common Mistakes to Avoid?

1-Generic Resumes: Many people make the mistake of creating a generic resume that they send out to multiple job openings without tailoring it to each specific position. Tailoring your resume to the job description and company you’re applying to shows that you’ve taken the time to understand the role and how your skills align with it.

2-Lack of Quantifiable Achievements: Instead of simply listing job duties or responsibilities, candidates should highlight their achievements and quantify them whenever possible. For instance, rather than saying “Responsible for managing social media accounts,” it’s more impactful to say “Increased engagement on company’s social media platforms by 50% within six months through targeted content strategy.”

3-Poor Formatting and Grammar: Resumes with formatting errors, typos, or inconsistent fonts can create a negative impression on hiring managers. It’s essential to carefully proofread your resume and ensure that it follows a clean and professional format. Using bullet points, clear headings, and concise language can make your resume easier to read and more appealing to recruiters.

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