You submit your resume and cross your fingers hoping that yours—yes, yours—will be the one to catch the eye of the hiring manager. Even though you know that it’s just one of the hundreds of other resumes submitted from who-knows-where.

While some people will make lasting impressions because their resumes have all the right elements—concise bullet points with powerful verbs displayed on a beautiful template—other people will only catch the recruiter’s eye because they fell victim to a common resume blunder.

Thankfully, it’s easy to avoid these mistakes and make sure that your chance of landing your dream job isn’t eliminated in the first round of the application process. Check out the following infographic to see what the top resume fails are, and how to steer clear of them.


Infographic courtesy of findtherightjob. Photo of man upset with himself courtesy of Shutterstock.