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Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

Less is more. Overcrowded, unorganized, and hard-to-read resumes are likely to be placed at the bottom of the pile or moved into the trash bin on employers’ e-mail accounts. A well-formatted yet modest resume is more likely to get noticed than one with several fonts, overcrowding, confusing templates and inappropriate graphics. Your resume should be detailed yet concise while avoiding typical resume mistakes. Employers prefer easy-to-read resumes that clearly outline your skills and accomplishments.

Missing Contact Info — While it’s important to protect your identity online, potential employers won’t even bother to look at a resume that doesn’t contain at least a phone number and an e-mail address. It’s sometimes OK to skip the mailing address, but there are no exceptions for phone number and e-mail address. Make it as easy as possible for the company to get in contact with you.


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