How to Polish up the Old R?sum?

April 30, 2012 12:00 AM

How to Polish up the Old R?sum?

" Pollen isn't the only thing in the air lately: change is, too. More specifically, people wanting to change their jobs, shift their industries or strike it out on their own to board the S.S. Self-Employment. In my experience, there seems to be a big bump of people getting antsy about changing jobs in October and all throughout springtime. And I know this is still the case because a lot of my friends have asked me to line-edit their résumés, which haven't been touched since they got the fabulous job they now want to run like the dickens to escape.

Anyway, since I find myself giving the same advice to everyone -- and see everyone making these same mistakes -- I figured it'd be good to toss it out here on Inc. Well for you guys. Because, hey, you're here because you're thinking of changing jobs, right? I also know not everyone is a writer, and I am, so, not to pull rank or anything, but I think I know what I'm talking about. Observe:

Verb tenses. So many people hop around in their résumés, flitting about from the present tense to the past tense "

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