What IT Pros Get Wrong On Their Resumes

Even if you're invited to apply for a role rather than hunting it down, you'll need to submit a resume as part of the process. Our sibling publication Business Insider has rounded up ten of the most common mistakes techies make when compiling a resume.

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We've covered many of these tips in the past, from making sure your resume isn't too long to avoiding spelling and grammar mistakes (there's a reason I go on about that all the time). The majority of the tips also apply to non-tech roles, but some are fairly specific. For instance, you need to be succinct when describing previous roles:

Shockingly, the people reading your resume tend to already know the responsibilities of a software engineer. They want to hear about your accomplishments, not the requirements of the job.

Other pointers? While it's important to emphasise that you're a team player, you also need to show your individual achievements; and don't go overboard on the jargon. Hit the link for the full list.

Here Are The 10 Most Common Mistakes On Tech Resumes [Business Insider]


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    "Shockingly, the people reading your resume tend to already know the responsibilities of a software engineer." LOL

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