6 common mistakes to avoid in your resume

These days I am asked to review a few resumes per week, all of them for technical candidates. It is astounding how many people will write things on their resumes that make it hard to support a “let’s interview” recommendation.

Some of these things are mild irritants that prevent the reader from focusing on the important bits of the resume; some are serious ‘red flags’ that practically disqualify the candidate. Many of these annoyances keep coming up again and again. Here are six common ones: