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Remember to avoid these top ten mistakes on your federal resume!

Posted By Sara Swezy, GAIN Intern, Tuesday, January 24, 2012
For all you job seekers, check out this helpful article:

FedSmith: Top 10 Common Pitfalls In Your Federal Resume

Make sure to avoid these common mistakes on your resume. Remember, when applying for jobs, especially online- your resume is the first impression employers will see. You want it to reflect your skills and abilities in an impressive way.  

#2 Weak presentation of your accomplishments: If your accomplishments are hiding in a long paragraph or surrounded with unnecessary information, you won’t get an interview. Make sure your accomplishments stand out in distinct paragraphs and use engaging action verbs.  

#4 Keywords are missing: Most HR professionals receive hundreds of resumes and are looking for a specific skill set. Don’t use the same version of your resume for every job application. Make sure your resume matches the keywords in the job announcement and satisfies what the employers look for in the ideal candidate.  

Don’t forget, if you weren’t able to attend our resume workshop last week, you can still register to get a copy of the webinar online. It’s full of helpful tips and expert advice from those in the industry.

Tags:  career advice  learn from pros  resume advice 

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