DON’T use subjective keywords like “reliable” and “hardworking.”

DON’T use creative wording and long phrases.

DON’T take a one-résumé-does-all approach.

DON’T say, “References Upon Request.”

DON’T include languages you learned in high school.

DON’T focus on “duties” instead of “achievements.”

DON’T include “email,” “Word” or “Excel.”

DON’T list “social media” unless it’s a requirement of the job you’re applying to.

DON’T list outdated technology.

DON’T include irrelevant skills.

DON’T forget to proofread more than once.

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