Avoid These 8 Resume Fails [infographic]

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at your resume. Sadly, this seems to be long enough to catch even the tiniest typo, but not long enough to unearth the relevant experience you modestly placed in paragraph two.

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Findtherightjob.com recently released an infographic that details these and other resume fails, and how to avoid them. Along with their tips, we'd add:

1. A confusing layout.

Blame the rash of creative resumes with pull-quotes and pictures, but unless you're a design pro, you really shouldn't attempt to make your resume look like a page from a magazine. It's harder to pull off than it looks, and can wind up obscuring your qualifications, instead of highlighting them.

2. The wrong format for the job.

Your resume should be targeted to the job you're pursuing. This means no Super Mario-style CV for jobs at a financial firm.

3. TL;DR.

Your resume is a short story, not a novel. Don't include everything that ever happened in your career. Take out irrelevant information, and highlight the skills and experience that are most likely to apply to the job you want.

Top 5 Resume Fails [infographic] - An Infographic from FindTheRightJob

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