As an Operations Coordinator for Celebrity Staff, I spend a lot of my time reviewing resumes and calling candidates to chat with them about their work history and employment qualifications. Don’t FALL to the bottom of the list by making one of these mistakes.
Contact Information Not Valid – Be careful and double check as this is sometimes the ONLY way someone can get a hold of you. Most companies will not go a different route to try and get in touch with you if they like your experience and background.
Unprofessional Voicemail – You are looking for a professional job so make sure you sound professional when a Recruiter or HR Manager needs to leave a message. First impressions matter.
Voicemail Not Set Up – Don’t you want to know if a company is trying to call you to set up an interview? Don’t lose out on that opportunity because you haven’t taken two minutes to get your voicemail set up.
Voicemail is Full – Now you know you don’t need all those saved messages. Save the one from your grandma and free up the space so you can land yourself your next career.
Unprofessional Email Address – An email such as firstname.lastname@example.org is not an email address you would want to provide to a future employer. Create a different address to use for employment purposes only.
Selfie Photo on Resume– A professional photo is the only photo that should be placed on a resume. A bathroom selfie is not the answer.
Answering Your Phone When You Have Distractions – It’s not beneficial for us to talk when you have screaming kids in the background or your dogs are barking in your lap. Please advise it’s not a good time to chat and we can set up another time that’s more convenient.
On average, I take 40 to 60 seconds to look at your resume and make a decision whether I’m going to call you. Set yourself apart more than the looks of your resume and create a first impression that is just as impressive. There is nothing more frustrating than to have one of these things happen when I call you. You lose credibility and will FALL to the bottom of the list with most organizations, regardless of your experience. Be prepared when looking for your next career!
Makayla has been employed with Celebrity Staff since June 2013 where she supports Omaha, Lincoln, KC and Des Moines as an Operations Coordinator. In 2014 she received the Rising Star Award for making the biggest impact on the KC division during that year. Her favorite part of her job is changing people’s lives daily by finding them a new career.
Makayla was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and studied criminal justice. After college, Makayla realized that social work was not the career she wanted to pursue. She then started working in hotel management where she spent the next 12 years and then as an Account Manager for eight years managing telecom services for more than 150 multi-million dollar businesses. In her free time, Makayla enjoys spending time with her daughters, Gianna and Mallarie, operating her photography business, and creative projects around her home.