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Employers: Beware of These Resume Red Flags

By March 31, 2017 April 1st, 2019 No Comments

In our last post, we discussed some of the necessary and unique elements that should be included in an offer letter. Much like company culture and offer letters, employees are very unique, and finding the right fit is a must for any business owner. While you might wear many hats and juggle multiple responsibilities each day, it’s important for you to take caution when searching and vetting qualified applicants to work at your company. Even if you’re short staffed and need the helping hands quickly, beware of the following resume red flags. In addition, protect your operation with a customized Delaware EPLI policy.

Vague language.

Ambiguous language is one of the most notable resume red flags, because it’s often used to disguise a lack of experience or knowledge in a particular area. The resume should give you a solid understanding of an individual’s skills and work history. So be careful if you see wording such as “familiar with” and “participated in” that leaves you with more questions than answers, explains Robert Half.

Short jaunts with multiple employers.

As a business owner, you understand that sometimes times are tough and hardship can often mean letting valuable employees go. However, if the candidate in question has a series of short employments with various employers, this could be a red flag. If you’re spending time and money to recruit and train a new employee, make sure they are willing to stay on board with you.

Sloppy formatting and spelling mistakes.

This is the most obvious red flag. If the candidate didn’t take the time to review their resume and ensure it was flawless, it’s safe to say they don’t value the position. Remember, there are so many resources available to perfect the resume. So, if the resume is sloppy, difficult to read, and not organized, move on to the next candidate.

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