14 Feb '11, 5am

3 Resume Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making - Yahoo! Singapore Finance

Miriam Salpeter , On Thursday 10 February 2011, 3:41 SGT A great resume makes all the difference in a competitive job market. But job seekers tend to make the same mistakes again and again, without realizing it. To strengthen your resume and improve your chances of landing an interview, avoid these mistakes: 1. Ignoring your targeted employer. If you're using a general resume to apply for multiple jobs, you're probably ignoring employers' nuanced needs. Study job descriptions and evaluate the organizations' websites to identify their values. When your skills, accomplishments, and interests overlap with theirs, highlight them on your resume . For example, the job description may focus on "brand defining" and leveraging "brand-specific" expertise. If you allude to these skills using related terms, such as "marketing and advertising," but never address how your accomplishment...

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