Here’s another helpful post from our friends at Savvy Sugar. Check it out:
Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson recently came under fire for lying on his résumé about having a computer science degree and was forced to retire. We all know how lying to your potential employer can create problems, but there are also a couple of résumé missteps you need to be aware of. Here are some red flags to avoid on your CV:
- Spelling mistakes and other typos: If a recruiter spots typos on your résumé, she will assume that you don’t pay attention to detail and you can possibly be careless, which isn’t a very attractive trait for a job candidate. Keep reviewing your résumé for errors and ask at least three people to review it and give you feedback.
- The wrong file name: Your recruiter will pay attention to this simple detail so include your name when you’re naming the file. This helps hiring managers better sort through the mountain of résumés. Just imagine trying to find a file named résumé among dozens of similarly named files.