Avoid Decorative Paper, Selfies When Applying for Jobs

When asked what would make them automatically dismiss a candidate from consideration, employers pointed to résumés with typos (58%), résumés that are generic and don’t seem personalized for the position (36%), résumés that don’t include a list of skills (35%), résumés that copied large amounts of wording from the job posting (32%), résumés with an inappropriate email address (31%), résumés that don’t include exact dates of employment (27%), résumés that are printed on decorative paper (22%), and résumés that include a photo (13%).

Avoiding typos is the most obvious thing on this list, but what I really want to know is what kind of inappropriate email addresses applicants are putting on their resumes.

Photo: Azlan Dupree



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