En Route: A Career Blog

Avoid These Common Interview and Resume Mistakes

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
CATEGORY: , ,
POSTED: March 19, 2013 at 8:34 am

A resume is your first chance to make a favorable impression on a hiring manager.

An interview may be your last chance to convince the individual to give you a shot at the job.

This video from Career TV, provides excellent advice to make the most of your chances. You need to avoid:

  • Profanity
  • Slang
  • Negativity – every problem was someone else’s fault. You refuse to accept accountability.
  • Resumes that are too busy. Those printed on colored paper or with exotic fonts.

Follow the advice of this experts from:

  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Mayo Clinic
  • IBM
  • Asram Sylvania
  • Boeing
  • JP Morgan Chase

…and more…

(click on the graphic to load the video)

YouTubeResumeMistakes - good

ResumeEdge has helped scores of job seekers with JobInterviewEdge, an interview coaching service. Our certified writers excel in 40+ industries. In addition to interview coaching, we specialize in resume writing, resume editing, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles.

Darlene Z.

Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

» Read Full Bio

Sign Up for the En Route Newsletter

Career articles, resume advice, and interview tips delivered every month!

Propel Your Career

Get to the next level faster with professional Resume Writing or Editing products.

I was totally satisfied! My cover letter was perfect, no edits needed. I must say that I've never worked with a company that has been so professional and efficient. I am Australian and was a bit hesitant, as all countries do things differently, but I am so happy to have such a great resume and cover letter.

— Clayton R.
Hospitality and Tourism
New South Wales, Australia
» See All Testimonials

We're Busy Little Bees

279
Resumes Written This Month
100,000
Resumes Written Since 1998