Seven Mistakes That Make Your Resume Look Old

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It's become too long

An eye-tracking study by TheLadders found that the average recruiter spends only six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if it's worth a closer inspection. Maximize your exposure by limiting your resume to one page if you're new to the work force or two pages if you're a seasoned professional. Remember, your resume should always highlight the skills, experience, and accomplishments that are most relevant to your job goals.

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 Your resume is a reflection of you – and you don't want recruiters thinking you're outdated because your document is.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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