5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


By J. Mason
InMilitaryEducation.com Staff

If you want to get your foot in the door, you need to make sure your resume is on point.

Being sloppy with your spelling, organization, or not bothering to customize your resume to the position you’re applying for can seriously hurt your chances. What you need are some simple tips to keep your experience in line with the job, and to get yourself noticed within the pile of applicants.

I recently sat with Beth Adams, a Senior Recruiter with American Public University System. She talked about her top five resume mistakes, how to avoid them, and a few pet peeves from the Human Resources side of things. Listen to her podcast below for advice on applying, functional vs. chronological resumes, and if a cover letter is necessary.

Common Resume Mistakes & How to Avoid Them by APUS