7 Deadly Sins: Resumes
âžŠ Spelling errors—Proof, reproof, and have at least 2 reviewers proof your résumé.
âž‹ Poor quality paper—Purchase a high-grade, heavy bonded paper.
âžŒ Dirty/unclear print—Print in traditional fonts with a size of at least 12 points, using a laser printer.
âž Weak career objective—Write an objective that is “employer-oriented” and not purely self-serving.
âžŽ extraneous marks, folds, wrinkles, tears—Keep your résumés in a firm, closed folder.
âž impersonal mailing address—Send your résumé to the individual who will make the hiring decision… not to the company or “to whom it may concern.”
âž No cover letter—Attach a cover letter that introduces you and your interest in the position.