People struggle to get their résumé perfectly tuned before sending it into the universe, all in search of a job—any job.
But you know what? One of the greatest failings of the American education system is that it doesn’t train any of us (even new graduates) to effectively write our credentials in a way that is easily digestible by employers. Ask any human resource manager; they will tell you that somewhere between 70 and 80 percent (and that’s being kind) of all résumés they see are absolutely terrible.
Here are 12 big mistakes that you absolutely must avoid to at least have a chance to make it into the “interview” pile—and away from the circular file.