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Applying for jobs? Things NOT to do when sending your resume

Posted: 1:01 PM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 20:01:41Z

Have you ever lied on a work resume? Well, 75 percent of human resources managers surveyed by Career Builder say they’ve spotted a lie on applicants’ resumes.

Here were some of them:

  • A 22-year-old claimed they had three different degrees. 
  • Under work history, one applicant listed 40 past jobs in just one year.

HR managers also reported some odd resumes, including one that had just one sentence, and another where the applicant disclosed they did not like babies or puppies.

When applying for a job, making your resume stick out is extremely important. Mistakes and fabrications are quick ways to get you passed over for an interview. Here are some common red flags:

  • Typos and bad grammar
  • Unprofessional email address
  • Resumes with long paragraphs of text
  • Too generic; not customized for the company
  • No resume attached to email