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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.

Font Fiasco — Your resume isn’t the time to experiment with that cool font that you’ve always wanted to use. Calibri, Arial, Verdana, and Franklin Gothic Book are the best fonts to use on your resume. Consistency in font usage is also important. Try not to use more than two fonts on your resume.


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