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Your resume is your first opportunity to make a good impression with hiring managers. But how can you create a document that makes you stand out from the crowd? Get expert insight from Robert Half recruiters that can help you write an attention-grabbing resume and cover letter. Learn what information employers look for, how to present your skills and experience in the best possible light, and what mistakes are most common.

Resumania™: Don’t Try Lying on a Resume

Let’s be clear, lying on a resume is bad. Very bad. You never want to misrepresent your skills or experience when applying for a new position. It’s easier than ever for hiring managers to uncovering the true information. And once they do, your chances of landing the job will disappear.

Resumania™: Watch Every Word When Writing a Resume

When writing a resume, the spell-check function can be your best friend. But don’t rely on it entirely. As we all know, it won’t catch every error. In particular, it’s unlikely to flag a word that is spelled correctly but used incorrectly.

Resumania™: Writing Cover Letters Is Key

Is writing cover letters important? Uh, yeah, it is! Ninety-one percent of executives polled by Robert Half said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. So, be sure to include one with every resume you submit.

Resumania™: Writing a Good Resume Means Writing a Clean Resume

Let’s face it, writing a good resume is hard. One of the most difficult things about the process is that it requires intense attention to detail. In fact, 76 percent of executives surveyed by Robert Half said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said a single typo was enough to ruin your chances.