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How To Avoid Making A Crappy Resume

It’s not easy crafting the perfect resume, but it’s definitely easy to screw it up. Here’s what you should avoid when putting together a resume so it doesn’t get filed in the trash.

We’ve covered plenty of resume tips to help your resume stand out in a pile of boring, regular old resumes, but what about the things you shouldn’t do? The Student Loan Info Blog offers up a few tips to recent university grads — that really apply to anyone — for things you should avoid when sending out your resume. Overall, it points to one common mistake: don’t include too much (and we’re all for keeping it concise). Don’t include a photo, your references, how much you’d like to be paid, or more information than necessary. The idea is to give an overview of who you are as a worker to help get you in the door. If you provide them with too much information, you’ll either bore them to death or you’ll give them more potential reasons to pass. The point of your resume, cover letter, and any other materials requested by a company is to help you get in the door and get an interview. Keep the crap you don’t need out of the resume and just focus on the necessary elements.

What pitfalls do you avoid when crafting a resume? Let’s us know in the comments.

Top 10 mistakes to avoid while creating resume [Student Loan Info via the Consumerist]


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