You’ve spent a lot of time creating your resume. Spend a few more minutes being sure there are no “red flags” that could sabotage a potential interview!
· Your resume should never be titled "RESUME."
· Skip the “Objective” unless it is specific to the type of job you are seeking. Never say, “I’m seeking a job with a growing, stable company where I can use my skills.” Who isn’t?
· Don’t use colored paper. Use a good white bond for your printed copies.
· Don’t use unusual fonts or script. Make your resume as easy to read as possible.
· Check to be sure your contact numbers are all working and that your address is current.
· Don’t use wacky personal email address like firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Have someone else read your resume to be sure there are NO grammatical errors.
· Have someone else read your resume to be sure that it clearly presents your skills and experience.
· Be sure that all of your employment dates are correct and easy to find.
A resume is your chance to make a first impression. Don't be fancy, be factual! Errors on your resume will have you ending up in the trash, not the corner office. - Meredith Clem - Sr.Recruiter/Division Manager