Other common resume mistakes:
- Your resume lacks specific, measurable accomplishments. Hey, that's additional validation of my advice from Eliminate Weak Words From Your Resume, in which I pointed out that words like "responsible for" and "experienced" can mask what you actually accomplished.
- Your resume is chock full of complete sentences. Dude, your resume is not a term paper. Recruiters spend less time scanning your resume than you've already spent reading this post. Get to the point.
- Your resume has an objective statement. You might want to include a short summary of your measurable successes that relate directly to the requirements of the job you're applying for. But otherwise, pass on this traditional resume element.
- Your college accomplishments are still front and center. A better solution: Your resume should only focus on the most recent four years. [via The Consumerist]