Avoid These Common Resume-Sabotaging Mistakes

When I wrote the first version of my resume, it was a struggle to fill the page. (How much can you really write about babysitting and high school activities? I used a large font, and the resume had white space galore.) Your experience — maybe writing a resume for a summer job, an internship in college, or your very first full-time job — may have been similar.

But a lot has changed since you (and I) wrote our first resumes: Now, in the middle of your career, you likely have plenty of experience and accomplishments. Fortunately, once you hit mid-career, you no longer have to restrict your resume to a single page. (Here is more information on how long a resume can be.) Some resume best practices may have shifted, too, since your first resume.

What makes sense for an entry-level resume does not necessarily hold true for a mid-career resume. Here is a round up of things that you can — and should – cut from a mid-career resume.

7 Things to Cut From Your Mid-Career Resume 

1. Your First Job: It’s possible your first job was the perfect launching pad for your career, still relevant all these years later.

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