Whether you’re looking for a job or in charge of filling a position, there are a few key red flags to be aware of. The economy is still recovering, which means you either have a lot of competition to deal with or a lot of resumes to sift through. Only a select few will make it to the top, and some common faux pas can easily put a CV in the slush pile. Red flags on resumes are instant – easy reasons to pass on a job applicant.
This goes beyond the typos on your cover letter, although that’s a very common red flag. If a job applicant can’t put in the effort to spell check their application, what does that say about their work ethic? From positions selling computers to planning corporate events, applications should be grammatically spotless. However, there are a few less obvious warning signs to watch out for. [Read more...]