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Five things your resume says about you

When going over your resume employers are expected to make an important decision. They need to decide whether they want to meet you in person or not. So, here are a few things that your resume will tell them about you.

You are not Up-to-Date

Including a Hotmail or an AOL email address on your resume will make you look like you still live in the 90s. This doesn’t look good considering that these two email providers were popular in the past, but not really today. If you want to appear more up-to-date, perhaps you want to include your Gmail address on your resume which sounds more professional and modern.

You are messy

If your resume is filled with typos, grammar and spelling mistakes, you will probably likely make a negative impression on employers. These errors tell employers that you didn’t spend much time working on your resume before you sent it and as such you risk coming off as sloppy, careless, and unorganized.

You are going to be expensive

Employers know overqualified job seekers when they see them. In fact, they can tell if someone’s overqualified by taking only a quick glance at their resume. A Ph.D., advanced skills and experience only mean that you are going to expect a much high salary than they are willing to offer. Also, the older you are, the more expensive you are going to be, and this is why they often choose to hire younger people who will be satisfied with a lower salary.

You are a job-hopper

No employer likes a job-hopper. If your resume shows hiring managers that you can’t stay in a job for a long period of time, the first assumption they will make is that you are a slacker and that you like to jump in and out of jobs frequently.

You don’t want the job

Your resume is generic as you didn’t bother of making it as closely related to the job advert as possible. Instead you have sent out a resume whose objective is so vague it makes it difficult for employers to understand what you are looking for in terms of your career.