2. • 10. Too Much Information
• 9. Résumé Template without Any Imagination
• 8. Wrong Level of English
• 7. Wrong Contact Information
• 6. Ignoring technological skills
• 5. Focus on responsibilities rather than results
• 4. No stats/data/quantified data
• 3. Burying most vital information below the top fold
• 2. Typos and Grammar Mistakes
• 1. Generic Information
5. Resume Cover Letter Guide
• Starting Your Cover Letter
• State the Position
• Relate Your Experience
6. Last Check
• Make sure to include:
• Your name
• Email address
• Phone number
• Be sure to check for:
• Spelling, grammatical or typographical errors
• Missing words
• Appropriate contact information
• Signed, Sealed, and Delivered
7. • Resume Followup Tips
• Thank you Notes
• Follow up Tips
• Remind the employer of your resume.
• Express your continued interest in the
• Help you stand out from other applicants.
8. • Suggestion 1: Instead of telling the hiring
manager that you’re “passionate,” give them an
example of a project that you spearheaded to
increase company profits — that kind of
information relays your passion much more
• Suggestion 2: Instead of telling the hiring
manager that you’re “driven,” give an example of
how you went above and beyond the call of duty
complete a project or support another
9. • Suggestion 1: If you helped increase company
sales, write by how much.
• Suggestion 2: If you managed employees or
trained new employees, write down how many.
• Suggestion 3: If you saved the company money,
write down how you did it, and how much you
• Suggestion 4: Did you manage a budget? Write
down how big it was
10. • Suggestion 1: Find the hiring manager’s job
description, and sprinkle their keywords and
phrasing into your resume. NOTE: This does not
mean plagiarizing or copying what they’ve
written – simply strategically employing
important keywords to capture their attention.
• Suggestion 2: Draft your resume so that the skills
and abilities they are calling for are towards the
top of your resume, where they’ll instantly be
11. • Suggestion 1: If you’ve been out of work, use a
combination style resume to conceal your work
experience gaps while relaying your relevant
• Suggestion 2: Read the hiring manager’s job
description carefully, and consider whether you current
skill knowledge and skill set overlaps with their
requirements. Present the best spin possible on your
resume – even if you don’t have the skills yet, you may
be easily trainable because you have foundational skills
(such as software skills, customer service skills,
management skills, etc.)
13. • Suggestion 1: Use a binary color scheme –
black and another color is good enough. Use
the color on your headings and keep your
bullet points black.
• Suggestion 2: Keep it classy. Red, blue, and
orange with comic sans won’t get you a job,
unless you’re applying for a position at a
14. • Trend #1: Call-out boxes and breakaway text
• Trend #2: The value proposition
• The networking resume
• Inclusion of video
• Writing to the audience
• Visual engagement
15. • The formatting or template for your resume is pretty
standard -- Company name and location, your title and
dates of employment. (Not just years but months too.)
• See each job you worked at as a headline, and then fill in
• Be spontaneous and don't judge what you're writing.
• The goal is to get it down on paper.
• List what you do, your accomplishments and abilities.
• Don't worry about the style. You'll send it to a resume
expert, who will make it look beautiful.
• One to two pages max. Simple. Clean lines. Easy to read
16. • . Take full advantage of it. Exploit the space.
• Entice people with your experience,
achievements and ambitions. Hook them
• This is the place to be precise, creative and
clear about what you want.
• Express your career goals and aspirations
17. • Write out a 200 word summary.
• Then make it into a simple paragraph.
• Then 2 sentences.
• And finally, one word.
18. • These days about 90% of all applications are done on
line. What will you do with that statistic?
• Will it discourage or inspire you?
• How will you go beyond that process, get around it and
add to it?
• What are you willing to do to be noticed...and
• What risks are you willing to take to have a company
• Trust yourself. You have nothing to lose and all to gain
by trying new things