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I recently did my own market research and surveyed 200 professionals and executives. I asked them one question:

“What’s your biggest struggle or challenge when it comes to writing your resume?”

The number one response: MISTAKES.

They were all worried about making mistakes. Many of them even shared exactly what types of mistakes they were worried about making; spelling, grammar, wording, content, length, format, design, and keywords were among the most frequently mentioned.

So, I set out to create an infographic to help. I figured if 200 people were all worried about this one thing, chances were good plenty of other people were concerned too. So, if you’re worried about making a common mistake on your resume check out this infographic for help.

This isn’t an all-inclusive infographic so not every mistake that can possible be made is included here. I’d love to hear what mistakes you’ve seen (or made) on a resume that’s not on the list. Comment below and let me know and feel free to share this so others can benefit too.


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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!


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