Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the "No" Pile


Submitting a resume to a recruiter or hiring manager is often the first step in building a relationship with an employer. Job seekers make decisions about what to add and omit from their resume in an effort to put their best foot forward and land an interview. But frequently, job seekers adopt a writing strategy that leaves their foot in their mouth instead. I talk to recruiters and hiring managers all the time to learn what they like to see on a resume and what drives them crazy.

Here are five strategies you may want to rethink if your current resume is reflective of any of these practices.

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I am going to try to apply using a very detailed cover letter instead of the classic resume format. What do you think???

January 10 2010 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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