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When you send your resume to apply for a software engineering job, you should avoid making blunders that can send your hopes straight into the trash bin. Here is a list of the top 11 mistakes that I have seen over and over again.
Using too many words.
Hiring managers receive hundreds of resumes for every open job advertised. During the first pass of each new one, they need to decide if it goes in the trash bin or the “potentially interesting” pile. Too many words are a shortcut for the garbage.
The first page is critical and will receive the most attention. The last page usually has education information, and will also get some attention. Managers will tend to skip or just scan anything between the first and the last page. In other words, anything that is not the first or the last page is a waste of time for you and the hiring manager. ...