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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Top 3 Résumé Killers

We recently discussed important tips for a fabulous résumé. But just as powerful are the mistakes that will kill your accomplishments—veiling your voice and value. Here are three of the top résumé killers from hiring managers and HR directors:

1. Typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
This might go without saying. But many HR directors and hiring managers are still shocked by how many error-filled résumés they receive. Since the résumés belong to educated candidates, the logical conclusion is that the individual is careless or lacks attention to detail.

2. Lack of specifics
Vague language will get you nowehre. Clearly identify exactly what it is you’ve accomplished.

3. Over-long sentences and overelaboration
Flowery language may overshadow your actual accomplishments and it can hint at overcompensating for inadequacy.

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