Avoid the Top Resume Blunders for job Seekers

Highlights common resume mistakes.

New York, NY - (May 15, 2012)

For thousands of U.S. job seekers who wonder why they don’t get contacted for interviews, LiveCareer, a top-rated resume building website, offers some answers.

While these resume blunders might seem extreme, the truth is that hiring managers and recruiters receive hundreds of resumes loaded with critical errors every day.

The expert resume advice in LiveCareer’s infographic will guarantee a resume sparks interest rather than laughs:

  • Don't get too comfortable. Avoid revealing too much personal information. Lose inappropriate nicknames and email addresses, as well as irrelevant background information.
  • A computer doesn’t always catch everything. Have a fresh set of eyes review a resume to relieve it of typos and grammatical errors. These mistakes can automatically kill chances of reaching the "yes" pile.
  • Convey competency and professionalism. Follow best practices, keep a resume formal and stay relevant to the advertised job.

"People spend a lot of time crafting perfect experience examples and making sure margins and tabs are perfect, and then make the most obvious mistakes," says Jamie Freundlich, Co-CEO of LiveCareer North America, "You’d be surprised at how often simple best practices are overlooked."

About LiveCareer

LiveCareer, home of America's #1 resume builder, is a leading online career destination, helping people create job-winning resumes. Named one of the Top 100 employment websites by Weddle, LiveCareer is featured in Weddle’s prestigious 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet. LiveCareer has helped more than 10 million registered users find career success through cover letter and resume builder products, scientifically validated online career and education tests, salary resources, and a job search engine. Designed with users in mind, LiveCareer assists with every aspect of career growth, helping people make better career and educational decisions to improve their lives.

To view LiveCareer’s infographic click here.