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Here's What's Wrong With Your Resume

Don't be exhaustive—but it's okay to write more than a page
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 2, 2011 5:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Before you print 50 copies of your resume, check out this list of common mistakes—you’re probably making at least one, notes Alison Green in US News & World Report.

  • Using an outdated guide. The one-page rule, for example, doesn’t fly anymore.
  • Listing only job duties. Make sure to answer this question: “What did you accomplish in this job that someone else might not have?”

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  • Not including volunteer work. If it's relevant experience, it matters.
  • Listing every single job you’ve had. This isn’t supposed to be exhaustive—just include what’s important.
  • Putting creativity over clarity. The simple goal: “a concise, easy-to-scan list of what you've accomplished.”
Click to read the full list. (Read more resume stories.)

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