Job hunting is frightening for sure. Terrifying interviews, scary typos in your cover letter or resume, and the ever-constant fear you’ll never be hired.
But don’t worry. Tom Gimbel, CEO and founder of LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm has 10 tips to help you avoid scary job-hunting errors.
1. Skeletal resumes. Sending a resume and cover letter that’s bare-bones and generic is the fastest way to land in a hiring manager’s “no” pile. In order to make the strongest argument as to why you’re the right fit for the particular role, you should customize your resume for every job you’re applying to. If you’re sending generic materials, hiring managers can take that as a reflection of how you’ll be on the job — lazy.