Resume Information

Common Resume Blunders

  • Too focused on job duties
  • Objective statement that is flowery or too general
  • Too short or too long (one page is best!)
  • Use of personal pronouns ("I" and "me") and articles ("an" and "the")
  • Listing personal or irrelevant information
  • Using a functional resume when there is a good career history
  • Not including a summary or profile section that makes an initial hard sell
  • Where are the keywords?
  • References available
  • Typos!

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