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10 Resume Mistakes to Avoid and How Adrienna Can Help You Fix Them

Updated: 6 days ago

Hey, job seekers! We know searching for a new job can be stressful, but creating a standout resume doesn’t have to be. Today, we’re diving into some common resume mistakes and showing you how our expert, Adrienna, can help you turn things around.

1. Spelling and Grammar Errors

It sounds basic, right? Yet, you’d be shocked at how often these little errors sneak in. Remember, your resume is often the first impression you make. Adrienna ensures your resume is spotless, so you won’t miss out on that dream job because of a typo.

2. Too Much Information

While it’s tempting to list every job you’ve ever had, a cluttered resume can overwhelm hiring managers. Adrienna excels in trimming the fat and highlighting what’s most relevant, keeping your resume clean and compelling.

3. Lack of Specifics

Vaguess can be a job killer. Instead of saying you “improved sales,” how about “increased sales by 20% over six months”? Adrienna helps you dig into the details, transforming bland statements into powerful, specific accomplishments.

4. Using an Unprofessional Email Address

If you’re still using that high school email (, it’s time to upgrade. Adrienna’s advice? Stick with a professional variation of your name.

5. Ignoring the ATS (Applicant Tracking System)

Many companies use ATS software to screen resumes. If you’re not optimising your resume with the right keywords, you might not even get seen by a human. Adrienna knows exactly how to craft ATS-friendly resumes that still pack a punch.

6. Including Irrelevant Information

Your resume isn’t your life story. Hobbies, personal details, or unrelated job experiences? Leave them off. Adrienna helps you keep it relevant and concise, making sure your resume speaks directly to the job you’re applying for.

7. Poorly Organised Layout

A messy layout can turn off a recruiter within seconds. Adrienna puts her design magic to work, creating a professional, easy-to-read resume that guides the reader’s eye smoothly through your achievements and skills.

8. Not Quantifying Achievements

Numbers speak volumes. Whether it’s “managed a team of 10” or “reduced operating costs by 15%,” quantified achievements stand out. Adrienna helps you identify these impactful numbers and showcases them beautifully.

9. Failing to Update Regularly

An outdated resume can signal to employers that you’re not serious about your job search. Keep it fresh! Adrienna’s clients benefit from her ongoing support, ensuring their resumes are always up-to-date and job-ready.

10. Skipping the Cover Letter

A resume without a cover letter is like a cake without frosting—still good, but not great. Adrienna knows just how to craft a compelling cover letter that complements your resume and gets you noticed.

How Adrienna Can Help

You don’t have to go it alone. Adrienna’s Professional Resume Service takes the guesswork out of crafting the perfect resume. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she’ll transform your job history into a narrative that employers can’t resist.

Ready to make your resume shine? Reach out to Adrienna today and take the first step toward landing your dream job! Visit Adrienna’s Professional Resumes to learn more about our services and see examples of our work.

Explore more and get started on the path to your dream job: Professional Resumes Perth.

Happy job hunting!

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