Stupid (but common) resume mistakes

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As a professional marketer who has built several organizations, I can tell you that one of the most important and simultaneously monotonous elements can be the interview process. And it usually starts with the resume. In this digital age, you would think that we would have some type of cool behavioral code or iconography that would have replaced the one- to two-page listing of jobs and schools. Yet the fact remains that the resume or CV (curriculum vitae) is still considered a vital tool.

Stupid but common resume mistakes

I have written about this topic before, and since that time, I have embarked on a new position that has -- yet again -- brought many resumes to my door. So, it seemed a fitting time to provide some thoughts on the perfect resume -- which often involves examining what not to do.

I have many ideas of my own, but I also have an impressive network of hiring professionals on both Facebook and LinkedIn. So, in the spirit of embracing the age of crowdsourcing, I asked these professionals for their thoughts and included them in this article. I have ordered and categorized these faux pas and their corresponding tips by their plain obviousness, all the way down to the more subjective, controversial, and thought-provoking.