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Five Common Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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    Mistake #3: Writing in the third person. For example: Kevin Jones offers extensive experience as a project management professional.

    How to fix: Convert to implied first person. Example:

    Offer more than 10 years of project management experience with expertise in applying novel efficiency and productivity solutions.

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Five Common Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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    Mistake #3: Writing in the third person. For example: Kevin Jones offers extensive experience as a project management professional.

    How to fix: Convert to implied first person. Example:

    Offer more than 10 years of project management experience with expertise in applying novel efficiency and productivity solutions.

Writing your resume is simple, right? You just open up a Word document and start dumping your responsibilities, a few metrics, and just the right amount of keywords onto the page. And voila, that pesky task is done. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that must be created thoughtfully and with oomph.

Books are written on the subject and still careerists struggle. One blog post or article cannot comprehensively guide you on building that perfect resume. That said, in bits, bytes and chunks, we can construct tips and strategies and highlight everyday mistakes to avoid to help you get out of the resume-writing starting gate. This slideshow features five common resume mistakes, identified by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW writing for Glassdoor.com, along with solutions to fix them so you can more readily land that next great job.