When looked at in this light, writing a good resume really means writing a clean resume. One of our favorite tips for producing an error-free resume: Print it out and use a ruler to go through your resume line by line. This will make it easier to focus on each word and spot mistakes.
Our founder, Robert Half, coined the term “Resumania™” to describe the errors job seekers make on their resumes and cover letters. Another key to writing a good resume is avoiding these real-life examples of “Resumania™”:
RESUME: “Actively seeing a new job.”
What does it look like to you?
RESUME: “Referees available upon request.”
They could come in handy during tense negotiations.
“JOB DUTIES: Cashier: Help ding up people.”
That doesn’t sound like great customer service.
“OBJECTIVE: I need a possible as soon as possible.”
It’s possible you overlooked something.
“QUALIFICATIONS: Perfectionist. I understand that paying attention to the exact way things need to be done is inportant.”
Apparently, it’s not that important.
COVER LETTER: “You need to be carefulll about who you hire.”