With the increase in technology these days, there are numerous ways that a millennial can get themselves noticed. Whether it be through twesumes, online portfolios, or professional social media platforms, it is clear that the standard, old-fashioned paper resume is just not cutting it anymore.
However, Tracey Wallace explains that since the traditional resume is not used as often as it
used to, we are beginning to see many millennials making crucial mistakes on their resumes as well as during interviews.
There are three common mistakes that millennials continue to make when creating resumes.
- Resume reads like a job description instead of focusing on previous work experiences.
- Only checking spelling, grammar, punctuation once before sending resumes out.
- No use of a summary statement.
- Going into a job interview before conducting enough research on the company.
- Not preparing answers for anticipated questions based on job qualifications.
- Not reevaluating the interview before doing a follow up.