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* Don't include every single position you've ever held.
Your resume is a document designed to land you an interview, followed by a job offer. There will be times when omitting a position - especially if it has no relevance to position you are seeking, may be in your best interest. This is easy to do where omitting short term positions or special projects conducted as part of an ongoing job assignment will not create an obvious "hole" in your background that you will need to explain.
(There are ways to avoid making an employer suspicious of resume rough spots, like gaps in experience or experience that lacks relevance to position you are seeking. A professional resume writer can offer you specific advice on ways to do so, considering your unique background.)
* Spell check.
When you're finished improving your resume, run a final spell check. Your word processor's spell checker probably won't contain all acronyms and specialized industry jargon that your resume likely contains. In that case, take time to manually check each flagged item to make sure your resume is spelling error-free.
Follow these five easy tips for a better resume, fast!
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