- Resume is too wacky or unprofessional.
- Screening software excludes resumes without relevant experience or pertinent keywords.
- Extensive and unexplained work gaps indicating a possible lack of updated skills.
- Lack of mobility or inability to travel or relocate.
- Job Seeker too focused on kind of company they want to work for, rather than what they can do for the company.
- Resumes not formatted optimally with visible attention-catching information.
- Too many typos or poor grammar.
- Resume appears mass mailed and not specific to the job.
- Candidate over qualified, too set in their ways of doing a job the same way for years.
- Resume appears overly embellished with experience and achievements.
A well thought-out, targeted search for a job will allow the job seeker to focus on the exact requirements of that position and make sure that relevant job experience is clearly stated in a visible area of the resume. Most hiring managers’ minds will be made up about a candidate within 6-15 seconds of reading a resume, so the top of the resume is critical.
Flex Hour Job founder Jacqueline Sloboda states that, “Online resume submissions should list the most eye-catching information above the fold, visible before the viewer has to scroll down.”
Source: Flex Hour Jobs