Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

These common mistakes could be holding you (and your career) back.

With so many job seekers looking for employment, the competition is steep, and many hiring managers see hoards of resumes at a time. Presentation is everything, and those who put top-notch efforts into their resumes get prime attention, while others might see the bottom of the trash bin. To be sure your resume avoids demise, we asked Aisha Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORmade Career Consulting, to give a check list of top things that turn off prospective employers. See her tips here, and be sure to enter here to Win a Resume Makeover with TAYLORmade courtesy of BlackEnterprise.com.

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  • Blinks

    This is a great qeiutson. Being a recent graduate myself, finding a job seems impossible. The biggest thing you can do is network, and social media allows for tons of networking opportunities. Each time I applied for a job (which I usually found on an online job search website) I would go to LinkedIn and try and connect with whoever was in charge at that particular company. This gives you two different outlets to apply, and an employer will likely remember your name if they see it twice. This will show you are interested, and it worked for me!

  • Maya

    Depends on how you want to cite them. If you just want “wrote articles for major media oltteus ,” it should be a simple line item under your summary of experience.If you want to go all-out, created a header labeled “Publications.” Under it, create a format that goes something like this:”Title of my article.” _Newspaper name_ (online), Month day, year. Available at URL.If you’re creating an HTML version of your resume, make the URL a link.References :