Resume Tricks That Don’t Work

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There is a lot of content out there that will claim to solve your resume woes. The truth is, there is no quick fix for a resume in need, and you should steer clear of anyone who claims otherwise. With an average of 250 applications received per open role, hiring managers have seen countless resumes and have a keen eye for the sneaky secrets applicants may use to try to slide through.

If you’re thinking of trying one of these resume tricks, you may want to think again.

Visual distractions

While a strong template can definitely grab attention and help you stand out, be very discerning when it comes to visual elements that “pop.” This goes for loud colors, graphics, and charts. Unless you are in a field like graphic design, subtlety will be the name of the game. And remember, elaborate formatting can often render your resume unreadable by applicant tracking systems.

It should also be noted that … Read More

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