Some Resume DOs and DONTs

April 2019
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April 2019 Rami

Some Resume DOs and DONTs


  • Do double-check your contact information. You won’t get called back if they can’t get in touch with you.
  • Do focus on your accomplishments and quantify them if possible to show what kind of value you can bring.
  • Do customize and tailor each resume you send out to the position you are applying for.
  • Do use powerful, action verbs.
  • Do your best to make yourself look like the most suitable candidate. This is your time to brag, but avoid appearing arrogant and never lie.
  • Do concentrate on your transferable skills from positions that otherwise might not be related to what you are applying for.
  • Do consider having a professional write your resume. They know what employers are looking for.


  • Don’t include unnecessary information that might hurt you, like why you left a past job. Let these topics come up in the interview.
  • Don’t use a template – just like every person is different, so should every resume.
  • Don’t use tables to format your resume, they can confuse ATS filters and get your resume thrown out before anyone even looks at it.
  • Don’t make spelling or grammatical errors. Have multiple people proofread it.
  • Don’t go over one page unless you have enough professional experience to back it up. Longer is not necessarily better.
  • Don’t feel you need to include irrelevant work history if you already have plenty of relevant work history for the position you are applying to.
  • Don’t include irrelevant information like your exact address (the city and state can be mentioned) or your school if you already have college experience.
  • Don’t include any graphics or colours. Keep it simple and easy to read.
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