Resume Do's and Don'ts


Make a good first impression — appearance counts.

Include only honest information you can prove.

Avoid unexplained time gaps between positions.

Be positive about what you say about yourself.

Be clear, consistent and concise.


List reasons for leaving other jobs.

Include names of references.

Include marital status, name of spouse or number of children.

Include salary requirements.

Include a photograph.

Use negative words or apologies.

Include health conditions.


An effective resume should back up its objective statement (if one is used).

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