Aug 09, 2018 - 10:56 PM
• Bad Formatting
• Excessive personal information
• Too generic
• Over use of clichés
• Not enough focus on personal contributions
Poorly formatted resumes are often difficult to read. Sometimes applicants use too-small margins to keep the resume to a single page. This makes information look cramped and makes it hard to read. It's better to have a two-page resume than one the employer can't read. It's also possible you've included too much personal information. Potential employers don't need, or want, to know every hobby you have or every organization you're involved in, just those specifically related to the job at hand.
Generic resumes are often considered bad resumes because they under-represent specific posting requirements. Instead of using clichés such as "team player" and "hard worker," give examples that show you have these attributes like "Worked in collaboration with management and staff to revise and update employee handbook." This not only shows you’re a hard-working, team player, it focuses on your personal contribution to the company.
In the end, the best way to avoid writing a bad resume is knowing what makes a good one. These tips from Forbes can help