Caught a good video at AOL.com Business regarding the most common resume writing mistakes.
The host, Louise Kursmark, discusses the problems with:
Cookie Cutter Summaries
These are summaries that could apply to anyone. Generic words are used (eg: accomplished, professional, skilled) that provide absolutely no hard information about the candidate.
Summaries That are Too Long
Some individuals make the mistake of putting everything, no matter how insignificant, into their openings summaries. Some of these may be as lengthy as a full page. No hiring manager wants to read that.
Summaries That Lack Accomplishments
To me, this is the greatest problem of all. When you’re competing against dozens, perhaps hundreds, of equally qualified candidates, you have to differentiate yourself. The only way you can do that is with quantified achievements.
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