Guest blogger Lisa Rangel is an executive resume writer and official LinkedIn moderator at ChameleonResumes.com, a Forbes Top 100 Career Website. She has been featured on BBC, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes.com, Fox News, Yahoo Finance, US News, and more. She is the creator … More
Topic: resume mistakes
Common resume mistakes include dumb things like typos, spelling errors and the like. But there are four other huge resume mistakes that can land your resume and cover letter in the circular file, as well as any shot you’d have … More
Looking for a job? So are zillions of other people, and according to LinkedIn, they’re all using the same boring lingo on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. That means if you’re one of the zillions using similar language, you don’t … More
If you’re applying for a job at Google, you better doublecheck your resume for these four common errors. Google’s Senior Vice President of “People Operations” (a department that Google describes as “made up of equal parts HR professionals, former consultants … More
Lying in general is a horrible thing to do and a pain in the ass to keep up with (just ask your parents about the Santa Claus charade), but lying on your resume? That’s even more dangerous than a lot … More
You’ve found yourself a great job and you’re psyched to apply for it. You’ve sent off an email with all of your information only to discover you’ve made a huge mistake. Unfortunately, this has probably happened to most job seekers at one time or another. However, most job seekers don’t attach a hilariously terrifying picture of actor Nicolas Cage instead of their qualifications.
However, this is the very thing that happened to 20-year-old Vanessa Hodja last month. The student at York University in Toronto was applying for a summer position, but didn’t quite include all her qualifications. Instead, Hodja accidentally attached a picture of National Treasure actor Nicolas Cage looking crazy in place of her resume. Instead of silently weeping onto her computer, Hodja took to her tumblr blog and posted about her mistake. More