Jul 29, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Typos and grammar errors probably rank among the top ways to sabotage your resume. Easy to commit and overlook, these mistakes stand out glaringly and can overshadow even impressive accomplishments. Read through your resume carefully, scanning it for errors. Better yet, have a friend or family member take a fresh look, as working on your document for so long can make it more likely for you to overlook a mistake.
Too much or too little information can also work to undermine your resume. Hiring managers scan resumes very quickly, and if they don't find what they want, they keep going. You do not want to bury important facts in a morass of irrelevant details. You also do not want to leave out relevant information about your qualifications, such as metrics that describe your contributions at work.
In addition to the above, here is also a helpful list of more mistakes and fixes. Most errors are easy to avoid once you know how to identify them.