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How To Keep Your Resume Out Of The Scrap Pile

How To Keep Your Resume Out Of The Scrap Pile

Avoid these common mistakes

Biggest resume mistakes you don't know you're making – but may prevent you from landing an interview. Read More »

The Best (And Worst) Words To Have On Your Resume

The Best (And Worst) Words To Have On Your Resume

You don't want to make HR cringe

Your words are your first impression to a hiring manager. Use them wisely. Read More »

Common Job Application Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Common Job Application Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Build a solid application from resume to cover letter

You want to be the job candidate that stands out for his skills, not his bad jokes and weird resume paper. Read More »

7 Outrageous Things People Actually Put On Their Resumes

7 Outrageous Things People Actually Put On Their Resumes

Creative or just plain bizarre?

These people thought they were being creative, but they just came across as strange or gross. Read More »

Hiring Managers Reveal 12 Worst Resume Mistakes

Hiring Managers Reveal 12 Worst Resume Mistakes

Learn from these real-life blunders.

CareerBuilder recently surveyed hiring managers, asking them to share the most memorable and unusual applications they've received. Read More »

This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

Career and job-search experts often caution job seekers to proof their resumes and make sure there aren't any typos. But recently, Marco Arment (pictured, right, at a laptop), who was Tumblr founder David Karp's first hire, posted to his blog the resume that he used back in 2006 to get a job at the microblogging... Read More »

Taco Bell Receives Amazing Application

Taco Bell Receives Amazing Application

A sense of humor can serve you well in many situations. A job application, however, may not be one of them. That apparently did not deter one prospective Taco Bell employee when filling out his application -- and his application immediately prompted a debate online as to what his true motive was. According to... Read More »

Cover Letter Mistakes That Will Kill Your Chances

Cover Letter Mistakes That Will Kill Your Chances

Face facts: Some people will never read your cover letter. The rest of the people may trash your resume if it does not include a cover letter. Others will value the cover letter over all other application materials. Since you can't know for sure which type of employer or recruiter will receive and review your... Read More »

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today's job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this... Read More »

Incredibly Dumb Resume Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

Incredibly Dumb Resume Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

Any career expert will tell you that resume customization is key to standing out in a job search. You need to include key details that will spark the hiring manager's curiosity and make her want to take a second look. However, divulging such personal information as your ties to the mob? Not a good idea. Read More »

4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

Most employers will tell you that job seekers routinely make obvious, painful errors on their resumes that cost them the job. And while there are online tools that will help you avoid making some of these mistakes, such as punctuation errors, most tools won't catch these four major blunders. Read More »

What Not To Put On Your Resume

What Not To Put On Your Resume

By Kelly Eggers According to a 2010 Accountemps survey, 28% of executives say the resume is where most job seekers make mistakes in the application process. But what exactly constitutes a mistake? We talked with career coaches and resume writers to find ten gaffes that will guarantee that your resume never... Read More »

5 Silly Resume Mistakes That Cost You The Job

5 Silly Resume Mistakes That Cost You The Job

By Sean Weinberg Everyone has had that "Oh, shoot!" moment. Whether it was when you dropped that carton of eggs or forgot the index cards with your wedding vows on them, all you can even think or say is "Oh, shoot!" Your job search probably has a few of those moments sprinkled throughout as well. We're all... Read More »

Eight Commonly Asked Questions

Eight Commonly Asked Questions

Many of the questions from our AOL Jobs readers focus on resume writing. Here's a roundup of some of the most commonly asked. 1. What's the best style: chronological or functional? Most recruiters and hiring managers prefer a chronological format. Omitting your work history and just showcasing functional... Read More »

15 Words You Should Replace on Your Resume

15 Words You Should Replace on Your Resume

The list of personal attributes that job seekers place on their resume to convey their value proposition is endless. Almost every resume I read is full of words that suggest the person is someone worthy of a spot on the team, yet few of them explain what they have actually done in their place of work to prove... Read More »

Five Characteristics of an Outdated Resume

Five Characteristics of an Outdated Resume

I constantly come across the same five outdated resume-writing methods, which keep getting passed down from generation to generation of job seekers. It's time to break the cycle and dispel some common resume-writing myths once and for all. Read More »

One Typo You <i>Should</i> Have on Your Resume

One Typo You Should Have on Your Resume

I've frequently received mail from readers infuriated by the fact that many job seekers and career professionals write the word resume rather than résumé with the accent marks over the two "e's." The grammar police can be seen out in full force on some occasions, and some people seem to revel in... Read More »

Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

For many, spring is a time of career renewal. Maybe it's the weather; maybe it's the fact that many people have just received their payout for last year's bonus and they are now ready to make a move. Whatever the reason, many people decide to spring clean their resume this time of year and embark on a job... Read More »

Five Resume Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

Five Resume Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

Hiring managers may have to sift through hundreds of resumes before they find the person they want to call in for the interview. So many resumes I see would get passed over quickly by a hiring manager simply because they are too difficult to read. Here are five resume formatting mistakes to avoid. Read More »

Did Someone Really Write That?

Did Someone Really Write That?

Resumes are frequently used to make a first impression on hiring managers. Yet many job seekers are making mistakes on their resumes that are leading to a flat first impression. Here are some examples of resume content that falls flat, confuses, or amuses the reader -- all at the expense of the candidate. Read More »

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