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The 8 Most Common Resume Mistakes

These Resume Blunders Should be Avoided No Matter Where You're Applying

5. Too Much Information

Job seekers often forget for whom they are writing.

The recruiter or hiring manager is going to be skim-reading the resume and will be looking for the main points. The job seeker, on the other hand, feels it's necessary to put every bit of information possible in the resume, right down to including that Eagle Scout designation from 1984.

Having too much information, or irrelevant information, is a common resume error that often ends with said resume in the trash bin.