Your resumé is the first thing a potential employer sees so it is essential that it is flawless. It is the first impression that they will have of you, and the key to getting your foot in the door.
Brazen Careerist highlights some classic blunders prospective employees have made that could have easily been avoided. Make sure you don’t make these mistakes.
1. Dude is a Lady?
The CEO of Lexion Capital Management gets plenty of “dear sir …” cover letters from job seekers. Problem is, Elle Kaplan is decidedly a woman, and Lexion is one of the only 100 percent women-owned and operated investment firms in the U.S.
Applicants, she said, have “been assuming that I am a male! Huge mistake.”
Moral of the story: Don’t make assumptions! Do some research and figure out to whom you are sending your resume. Failing that, be gender neutral. And, no, we’re not talking about “dear sir or madame”—unless, of course, you’re applying for a job in 1974.
Read more at Brazen Careerist