Uploading Your Resume Incorrectly Can Prevent You From Getting A Job!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

When you apply to a position online, many times you have the ability to upload your resume and have it auto populate certain fields like name, phone number, and email address etc.

Did you know that many candidates do not bother checking to make sure all the fields are populated correctly

The Most Common Mistake I See With This Is:

Many candidates do not check to make sure that their most recent job title is in the right field or that any job title is in that field; sometimes it’s their name, or company name, or another part of their resume.

When I am doing a search and a list of candidates come up one of the only things that I can see in that list that tells me anything useful about the candidate is their job title.

So if I am searching for a system administrator and I see a candidate that has help desk in the job title I am automatically going to pass over that candidate and not even look at that resume because I am going to assume that he or she is still doing help desk and does not have the experience I need.

Of course that candidate could have been doing help desk over 5 years ago and could have been doing system administration since then.  But there are so many candidates to look over I don’t have time to spare on someone who might not be a fit.

Tip:

Increase your chances of being contacted for a job and being hired by making sure your current job title is listed correctly in the job title field!

About The Author:

Ryan Fisher has over 12 years’ experience as a professional recruiter in a variety of settings, including a recruiting agency, a small business, and a publicly held billion-dollar company.

His book; Corporate Recruiter Tells All – Tips, Secrets, and Strategies to Landing Your Dream Job is available on Amazon.com.

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