Whether you write your resume yourself, or have a friend or professional write it for you, here are three common resume mistakes you should avoid…
1. Not including your contact information. I have several clients who do not wish to have their mailing address on their resume. Although you do have that preference, many organizations enter your contact information into their databases to keep you informed of upcoming career opportunities, job fairs, and various other reasons.
2. Including an objective instead of executive summary. Ain’t nobody partying like it’s 1999 anymore!!!! Objectives are a thing of the past! Switch it up and add a neatly written executive summary to your resume. Instead of telling employers what kind of job you are looking for, highlight your skills, past experiences, and let them see why you are perfect for the job. An executive summary should consist of a brief paragraph of short sentences describing your qualifications. Keep it simple!
3. References Available Upon Request. No! Just no! Remove it! Delete it! Make it disappear! There is no need to include this. Employers assume you will furnish references when they ask for them.