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BY Hope Drury

Episode 124 – Top 5 Resume Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

What are the most common resume writing mistakes and how can you avoid them?

Cameron-Brooks is a professional services firm and resume writing and consultancy falls under the term “services”. It’s actually one of the key steps before attending a Conference. We review hundreds of resumes, helping each of our candidates craft the perfect document.

On this episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast, we sit down with our Head Resume Consultant, Danielle Granville. Danielle works closely with our candidates before each conference from sending out resume guidelines, setting up one-on-one consultative phone calls and assisting throughout the process from resume inception to final state. We review the Cameron-Brooks resume writing process, how it’s unique and tackle the top five resume mistakes we see most often and share tips on how to avoid them.

The top 5 resume mistakes we see include …

  1. Wrong format / length
  2. Misunderstanding your target audience
  3. Not adding results to your accomplishment bullets
  4. Lack of quantification
  5. Generalization

And, of course, we give examples of how to work through writer’s block and strengthen your resume. Your resume is most often your first impression before ever walking into an interview. And “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” We hope this podcast helps you eliminate these common resume mistakes and feel more confident about making a great first impression.

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