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10 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

September 21, 2020
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Whether you are drafting your first resume or updating an existing one, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. What to include; what not to include; too much detail vs. not enough detail; keep it 100% professional or showcase some personality. These are challenges every job seeker faces at some point, and although every hiring manager is different, there are some notable mistakes you should avoid to ensure your resume is well-received.

1.  Weak summary

First impressions are everything, right? Well then, the personal summary at the beginning of your resume is extremely important. A well-written summary will wrap an employer in, wanting to learn more. A poorly-written summary will quickly lose attention and likely lead the reviewer to move onto the next resume. Your summary should tell an employer who you are (professionally) and illustrate the type of impact you could have in this new role.

2.  Little attention to detail 

Proofread people! Don't let spelling errors, formatting issues, or grammatical mistakes cost you a job offer. Employers care less about the errors themselves, but rather...
 

10 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

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