/ Asked by Carol
What is something on a resume that would cause you to disregard the applicant?
Answered by Cassandra, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Friday, December 19, 2014
An applicant would be disqualified immediately if there are typos and misspellings on the resume. The resume is an important tool to market yourself to potential employers and it has to be free from error. Mistakes on the applicant's resume sends the message to recruiters and hiring managers alike that you lack attention to detail and that's the last thing anyone wants to convey in the job search process. Ensure that you carefully review the resume and enlist the help of another person to review it for accuracy because you want to put your best you have to offer forward in job search process.
Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Monday, December 29, 2014
That is a great question. The average time that a recruiter spends looking at a new resume is about 30 seconds. So you have to make it count. Here are tips for you:
Clear information: I love a resume that is lined up esthetically and is easy to read fast. I don’t have time to hunt for the information that I am looking for. Don’t try to hide anything, or make it overly complicated; just standard, straight forward information.
No branding or designs. Even if you are a marketing genius, leave the creativity to your portfolio. I want straight facts.
Keep it to one page. I am serious. One page. I cannot tell you how many resumes I get that are pages upon pages that include, hobbies, and so much unnecessary information. If you are intent on including so much information on yourself, then I would recommend creating an online portfolio that is comprehensive that you can link on your resume, but keep your resume to one page.
Do not include your birthday, gender, nationality, or any other information of that nature.
Tell me your hard skills-Technology is becoming more and more pervasive in all professions these days, so I love to see a section dedicated to hard technical skills associated with your industry.
Send it in a word or pdf doc. By doing this you make my life easier. Don’t send it in a zip or cloud, or any other way that makes it harder for me to open or forward on to a hiring manager.
Dates. Please include dates that you worked somewhere, and if you are in school, put your anticipated graduation date. This is important for us to know in order to match you to opportunities.
Speak to results. Tell me what you accomplished in each position and include hard numbers if possible.
Make sure to not have any grammatical errors.

Best wishes to you!
Answered by Dana, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Typos and grammatical errors are probably at the top of my list, as well as poor formatting. Anything that distracts the recruiter or Hiring Manager from key content is a serious misstep, and this could also include using lengthy sentences instead of concise bullet points, having an unprofessional email address, or even the use of color or elaborate fonts. In regards to another respondent's comments, I don't believe every resume should be exactly one page long, but keeping things short and sweet (and easy to read) is always ideal.

I would also mention that inconsistent information across online channels is another huge issue for some candidates. This is referring to skill and experience-based info on your resume being noticeably different from what’s listed on your LinkedIn profile, your Careerbuilder profile, your Monster profile, etc. If recruiters start to sense that your job titles and dates don’t match up across the board, or job duties and responsibilities vary from one “version” of yourself to another, that’s a major problem and your overall credibility will be compromised.

The same thing goes for listing information on an electronic job application that differs from your actual resume, or vice versa. It leads the hiring agent to believe you are either being dishonest about your background and your capabilities, or you don’t have a solid grasp on your own work history. Both are outcomes your should avoid at all costs. 
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
This is a great question. Typically resumes are disregarded immediately on first review if there are typos or mispellings. Once you have updated your resume have someone look it over for you before you apply or hand your resume over to a recruiter.
Best of luck to you!
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