Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, October 1, 2015
The most frustrating common errors are typos and spelling mistakes. Think of the resume as the 1st impression you can make on someone. You don't get a second chance to make a first impression so it is key to make sure that you look over the resume a few times, and then have someone else look it over a few times. Often times our eyes don't catch every mistake, so it is helpful to have a second set of eyes review your final product. For an entry level role, a resume should be clean and concise. It shouldn't have to go more than 1 page and there should be education, work/volunteer experience, certifications/awards and computer skills areas. Make sure your resume supports the role qualifications that you are applying for, and if you are going to use a picture on it, make sure it is a professional one. Also, make sure your font is consistent and your work dates make sense; don't list a year that was 10 years before you were even born. Good luck and remember to make a good first impression!