Seven Mistakes That Make Your Resume Look Old

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Your resume has an objective instead of a professional summary

Objective statements describe your needs, rather than how you'll meet the needs of an employer. Use the space to sell your job candidacy by giving the reader your elevator pitch. In three to five sentences, explain what you're best at, most interested in, and how you can provide value to a prospective employer. In a resume, this is called your professional summary.

Resumes, like many other marketing materials, have an expiration date. As technology changes and the job-search process becomes more mobile, it's important to reevaluate and edit your resume periodically. Your resume is a reflection of you – and you don't want recruiters thinking you're outdated because your document is. Amanda Augustine, a job search expert for TheLadders, has identified seven ways to know if your resume needs an update.


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