Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored - Black Enterprise

Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

Less is more. Overcrowded, unorganized, and hard-to-read resumes are likely to be placed at the bottom of the pile or moved into the trash bin on employers’ e-mail accounts. A well-formatted yet modest resume is more likely to get noticed than one with several fonts, overcrowding, confusing templates and inappropriate graphics. Your resume should be detailed yet concise while avoiding typical resume mistakes. Employers prefer easy-to-read resumes that clearly outline your skills and accomplishments.

With so many job seekers looking for employment, the competition is steep, and many hiring managers see hoards of resumes at a time. Presentation is everything, and those who put top-notch efforts into their resumes get prime attention, while others might see the bottom of the trash bin. To be sure your resume avoids demise, we asked Aisha Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORmade Career Consulting, to give a check list of top things that turn off prospective employers. See her tips here, and be sure to enter here to Win a Resume Makeover with TAYLORmade courtesy of