Employers and recruiters spend on average 7 seconds reading a resume so if you don’t immediately capture and retain their attention; your resume is going straight in the reject pile. As a Resume Writer, I have noticed these two common mistakes made in my Software Developer clients’ resumes. Take note of my advice and watch the interview invites come rolling in.
Your Resume Isn’t Tailored to Every Job You Apply To
A common mistake made by my clients is that they use the same resume to apply to multiple jobs. You should have a different resume for every job you apply to. Job adverts posted by employers and recruiters differ so why would you use the same resume to apply for each job? Your resume needs to closely match employers’ requirements.