A recent article, 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume by Amanda Clark  says that it’s no doubt that the job market is strongly competitive, and many people are contending over the same open positions.  You’ll be missing your opportunity to be on the shortlist and losing the possibility to get hired if your resume doesn’t stand out.

Many candidates are unconsciously ruining their own resumes and job searches in diverse day offices by making the following simple mistakes. 

  1. You don’t have a clear-cut description of who you are.

Your resume should have a clear marketing message and branding statement that describes who you are. This is particularly significant if you’ve had different job titles or are switching careers. You want to create a clear image of who you are and what you can contribute to the company’s success.

  1. You’re still using an objective. 

An objective informs an employer what you are looking for in a job, when actually they’re more interested in how you fit with their needs. Revise your objective that tells your best qualities and how they best suit with the position and company culture.

  1. You’re lacking context. 

While you want to have a brief resume, you also have to give adequate information that the reader will understand. Ensure you’ve included important details about your skills, undertakings and experience. Tell about each item that has significance in the job position you’re applying for.

  1. You didn’t circumspectly proof it.

Wrong grammar and spelling show lack of attention to detail that can leave a very poor impression.   Take time to proof your resume well or let someone proofread it to seize additional errors.


Simple mistakes like these could mean losing your chance to prove your value against someone who is equally qualified, but demonstrated it more clearly on their resume.  On the contrary avoiding these errors can give you a great chance to get hired. If your company allows work flexibility, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting rooms rental, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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