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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.




Damaged Goods — It’s never OK to hand in a resume that has spills, rips, or looks like it’s been balled up in your front pocket. Always keep hard copies crisp and neat in a portfolio or folder.


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