It’s difficult enough to find a job as it is and job-searching is always a challenge. Having a bad resume is a huge roadblock in that process. Like many things in life, job-hunting and resume-building are full of myths and misconceptions. Below are some resume myths from an employer.

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Resume Myths:

  • Grade point average is a top consideration.
  • Résumés should be one page.
  • Achievements should be highlighted in a separate section.
  • Résumés should have your entire work history.
  • Your résumé should be general to increase your chances of getting a job.
  • Paper résumés are enough.
  • Don’t include social media information.
  • White lies are OK.
  • A PDF is better than a Microsoft Word document.
  • A good résumé will get you a job.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff on your résumé. A few grammatical errors or typos are expected.

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