Lying or exaggerating about your experience or education may come back to bite you. If you do not have a certain skill or experience, do not try to fake it.
Don’t use first person (I, me, we) or third person (he, she, they; him, her, them) pronouns on your resume. Your resume should have no pronouns on it at all.
Your resume is a professional document. It’s not the right place to use casual language, slang, or text-speak such as “lol” or “cuz.”
Your birthday, social security number, marital status, and race do not belong on your resume. Including these can easily lead to discrimination.
It’s okay to put a little design or personality into your resume, but keep it simple and easy to read.
You should use the keywords and language from the job description or ad but don’t copy it word for word. You will look lazy and it suggests that you might steal or plagiarize other people’s work.
It’s hard to take email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org seriously.
Your resume is not a list of every single job you’ve ever had or every course you’ve ever taken. Keep it focused, and aim for 1-page.
Volunteer work, co-op placements, internships (paid or unpaid), extra-curriculard, and even your side hustle can be included on your resume – if they are relevant.
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