When applying for any job you are required to provide a résumé. Be it a post of a CEO, Software Engineer, teacher or office assistant, you have to write a résumé. In case your résumé is not well written, it will end up in a trash. To avoid that you need to review your résumé before submitting Next time you decide to write a résumé and mail it, check the ‘ten résumé "don'ts"' below.

1 Presentation. Don't get your résumé printed on a cheap quality paper. Use a good quality printer. Make sure you don't stain it. Proofread it. Eliminate all kinds of grammatical mistakes. Also, do spell checks. When you are done ask someone to check it for you, just in case you might have missed some.

2. Size. In case your description of your experiences and accomplishments runs into two-page, then, make it so. Do not reduce the type size. If the type is too small, it will only make reading difficult.

3. Do not fake any dates or titles. There is no need to hide any facts like having a small position, switching jobs too frequently, or your joblessness under fake dates and titles. In case your prospective employer does a background check and finds out the truth, you will no longer have the job.

4. Format. Use the functional format in order to present your skills and experience up front. In case you are applying for a job and you have no experience for it, do not use the chronological format.

5. Presenting yourself. Simply listing your job skills is not enough. Present yourself with all the achievements and accomplishments. Write about the increased sales, about the goals attained and also about the laurels won. These things will explain why you stand out in a crowd and deserve a place in the company. 6 Do not give any excuses................Whatever the reason you might have left the previous jobs listed in your résumé, whether it was some family problem or your bad boss, or the company you were working for went bankrupt, never give the reason for leaving that job.

7. Most recent jobs. Do not list every single job, you have ever held. Even though, it might be acceptable to have a two-page résumé. Focus on the recent ones, preferably from the last ten years

8. Targeting the audience. Mailing your résumé to every company that advertises is not a good idea. If you don't even slightly qualify for the advertised post, better not apply. Choose those ads which suit your criteria and for which you are qualified. No point wasting your time and money, if you do not qualify.

9. No other documents to be attached. While sending your résumé, do not attach copies of your testimonials, your certificates, letters of recommendation, awards or cover letters unless you have been asked to provide them. These documents are needed only when you are called for an interview.

10. Personal Information. Personal information is not included in a résumé, employers are least interested in knowing about your personal life. Leave out information like your age, marital status, race, religion, and hobbies.

You are now ready to submit your résumé.

Customers feedback

Read more feedback
Michael S.

Thank you for the wonderful resume and layout. I am pleased with the work. My job search will kick into high gear in December so I will probably be using cover letter service then. Please add the gaduation date from Excel Technical college as 1998. Thank you so much.

Claire M.

Well written and it doesn't concentrate on the foodservice manager, a field I do not want to work in.

Melissa H.

I wanted to tell you that my resume now looks very, very impressive. It’s perfection itself!

Darin A.

I wanted to let you know that I got the resume the very day you sent it out. My interview was scheduled for Tuesday and that same night, by 10 pm, I got an email from the principal informing me that the position was mine. The result was superquick!!! The job’s at the school I really wanted to be a part of. Thanks a million!!!

Steven Z.

I, once again, want to thank you for the outstanding service and the timely help you provided.

Mike E.

Thanks to your resume, I got calls from companies of a much higher caliber. It definitely beats the one I made for myself. Thanks!

David P.

“You really excel at what you do. My resume looks impressive. Thanks!”

Tom S.

Both the cover letter and the resume are excellent! They definitely won’t be the reason I fail to find the right job. You rock!