A quick recap on the article published in linkedin on “The biggest mistakes I see on Resumes, and how to correct them?” – By Laszlo Bock, SVP, People Operations at Google.
A typographical error (often shortened to typo) is a mistake made in the typing process such as a spelling mistake. A common problem plaguing resumes are typo errors. 58% resumes have typos in them. A robust way of tackling this issue is having your resume proof read by someone, top to bottom. Usually a close friend or a family member can help you out here. You can also consider hiring a reputed resume writer to give your resume a professional touch. Just by having your resume looked by some other person will remove lot of gotcha’s from your resume. It doesn’t matter if person doing the review belongs to your industry or has a similar experience as yours. PaanGO’s Resume Analyzer can scan your existing resume and point out common mistakes within seconds.
Length of a resume is measured in the number of pages it takes for your resume to print on a A4 or letter size paper. There is a misconception that the longer the resume the better the chances of getting an interview. COMPLETELY WRONG! Stay away from this mindset. Resumes should be restricted to about one page per ten years of experience. Hiring managers and recruiters have hundreds of resumes to review before shortlisting candidates for interviews. A long resume turns them off.
It is crucial for a resume to look neat and well formatted. If the contact information, skills, work experience e.t.c are not well laid out in the resume, it becomes difficult to read and understand a resume. A free resume builder tool like PaanGO can help you create professional looking resume in minutes.
Putting confidential information like key business contacts or patented processes in the resume creates mistrust. One of the key qualities that an employer looks at is trust worthiness. Providing confidential information from your previous work experience doesn’t put you in good standing. At Google they reject about 5-10% resumes because of this reason.
Telling lies in your resume is never worth it. If you are caught you will be blacklisted in the company forever. Telling lies projects you as an untrustworthy person and companies don’t like to hire such candidates. State the facts correctly and don’t lie about your degree or your GPA.
Try to keep your resume original and true to your potential. If you think you are currently not qualified for Google then spend six months to an year training yourself and then your resume will reflect your true potential. Be positive and think about how you can add value to the company your applying for and stay away from the five mistakes mentioned above.
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