The last thing you want is for a simple oversight or cliché on your resume to send it to the trash can. This list of resume-killers can help keep your resume out of the trash.
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Over at Yahoo! Finance they highlight ten resume killers, including some fairly obvious ones like never send a resume with funky and non-traditional fonts. Some of their tips are less obvious though, like how you should never talk about accomplishments without quantifying them:
There Are No Numbers. One of the worst things you can do on a resume is be vague. Don’t just list your accomplishments in a general way — have the quantitative data to back it up. If you exceeded a goal, by how much did you exceed it? If you created and distributed company performance reports, how many did you do? Adding numbers concretizes your accomplishments and paints a better picture of what you actually did.
Also, make sure you are answering the “how” question. If you completed five projects this year instead of the expected four, how did you do it?
Check out the full list for more times including why you should never use the word “responsibilities” in describing a current or former job. Have your own resume tips or tricks? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
10 Resume Red Flags [Yahoo! Finance]