"12 reasons this is a terrible résumé for a mid-level employee" | Business Insider

This round-up from Business Insider of the 12 mistakes in a fake mid-level resume -- and the summary of why -- is just fantastic.

Here's the nut graf (journalism speak for "news value" or to borrow from high school "kinda like a thesis statement"):

“Many mid-level professionals simply tack on experience to their existing résumé, rather than editing the entire document,“ she says. "While it can be tempting — easier and less stressful — to just keep adding information, it’s not going to help your job search.”

True and true.

I really enjoy working with mid-career clients. They bring years of experience to their resume as they look to take their next steps or begin a possible career transition with what they've learned. As a freelance resume copywriting, they have great material to work with and they are excited about what's next, but, I see too many make some of these simple, avoidable mistakes. Don't!

Get in contact with me this summer and we'll fix you right up!


Are you making these common resume mistakes?

There's a great round-up article in Fortune about the 17 common resume mistakes. 

First: Having a list of 17 mistakes is a little overboard (hello, brevity?) but this is perhaps the greatest summation of resume mistakes I've seen in awhile. 

Let me point out some of the most common mistakes I see in my work with my entry and mid-level clients:

– Not customizing for the job you’re applying for
– Over-generalization of skills and accomplishments
– Including every single job you’ve ever had
– Ignoring formatting
– Forgetting to link out
– Not using action verbs to start sentences

Go read this article!

And while you’re at it: is summer making you think you need a little bit more vacation in your job? Get in contact with me today and see how I can help your job search –> check out my resume and career services and packages and my resume samples, and reach out to me today.