How to write a resume

Last Updated Jul 20, 2010 5:03 PM EDT

In the midst of the toughest job market in a generation, employers are so overwhelmed with applicants that they will take any reason to toss your resume into the recycling bin. So don't give 'em any. In addition to avoiding these seven guaranteed resume killers, check out this expert advice on how to write a resume.

We asked Greg Garrison, president of recruiting for VCFO, a national professional services firm based in Austin, Texas, to critique the resume of a 40-something woman looking for a job in merchandising. Roll your mouse over the highlighted sections to learn from his suggestions.

Interactive graphic designed by Jacky Myint.

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