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Ten Mistakes People Make When Writing A Resume

Watch for these common mistakes!

1. Providing too much personal information (age, weight, health, marital status)
2. Discussing salary
3. Citing reasons for leaving past jobs
4. Using the word "I"
5. Conveying a passive tone
6. Stating phrases in the negative or in the past

Example:

"Fired staff and removed privileges, as needed," instead of "Initiated all disciplinary measures"

Example:

"Finished a First Aid training course", instead of "Hold status of Certified First Aid Technician"

7. Providing irrelevant data that doesn't communicate accomplishments or skill set
8. Overlooking errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling
9. Choosing a layout, paper, or font style that is hard to read
10. Choosing a layout that lacks consistency