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6. Typos and misspellings – You would think this is an obvious one, but you’d be amazed at number of resumes received with big blaring mistakes.
7. Falsified information –Greatly elaborated credentials are same as lies. Do not list diplomas, certifications, affiliations or awards that you did not earn. Just don’t do it. It’ll come back to bite you in butt.
8. Attachments – At resume stage do not send any attachments, whatsoever. If you are granted an interview, at that time you could bring in whatever it is you’re so hot to get into selecting official’s hands. The person accepting resumes will likely just throw it in round file.
9. Elaborating too much – Place of employment, job title and brief, very brief description of job responsibilities are all you need. Don’t complete a whole paragraph for each job you’ve held.
10. No cover letter – Writing a good cover letter is a bit of an art. However, any cover letter is better than none. Just keep same principles in mind with your letter: Brevity, relevant and free from typos.
If you can avoid these simple ten resume mistakes, you’re more than half way there to getting an interview. Once you have your foot in door you can really shine for boss. If you don’t make it past first cut, due to any of above fatal mistakes, your beautiful resume will be used to wipe up coffee spills or will be added to recycle pile! Don’t let that happen to you.
Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.