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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.

The Dissertation — There aren’t enough hours in a day for hiring managers to read every resume that comes across their desks. This is further complicated by those dreaded three-, four-, and five-page resumes. Generally speaking, your resume should never be longer than two pages. One page is actually preferred.


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