6 Common Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Jeffrey Traill

Job seekers know all too well the pressures of putting together the perfect resume. That one piece of paper is usually the only chance you have to introduce yourself to a new company. We all want to make the best impression possible, so be sure to avoid these common resume mistakes.

Don’t include irrelevant experience. When it comes to selling yourself these days, less is more. Employers aren’t interested in skills & experiences that aren’t relevant to the specific job you’re applying for. While you may think that a resume full of every notable thing you’ve ever achieved would set you apart from the rest, irrelevant additions actually distract from qualities that would make you a prime candidate.

Avoid using fillers and generic phrases. While well-meaning, these fluff words like “team player” and “hard-working” do nothing to help build your case. Instead of simply listing these traits, provide specific examples…

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