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99 mistakes that job seekers make
just too long to go through two pages. Your third page (and beyond) will never be read.
20. A picture on your resume. In the United States, it is not acceptable to include your picture on a resume.
21. Putting a salary requirement on your resume. Never put your salary requirements on your resume.
22. Including reference information of your resume: This is not the place for it. Protect your references and only provide their information when you are in the formal stages of the interviewing process.
23. Listing "company closed" in the parenthesis next to the job on your resume: Many people have worked for companies that then went out of business but no reason to emphasize this on the resume. Save it for the application and 'reason for leaving'.
24. Using a font size that is hard to see on your resume. A font between 10-12 point works best.
25. Using a font style that can’t be easily read on your resume.
26. Incomplete Profile Information on your LinkedIn profile- Many will sign up for the site but never take the time to include a summary, work history or education. How can I help if I don't know anything about you?
27. Glaring typos in your LinkedIn profile- I have seen misspellings of job titles and key responsibilities. Have someone proofread your profile from time to time (yes, I know the old phrase if you live in a glass house cast no stones- no need to point out typos on my site!).
28. No picture/blurry picture/party picture in your LinkedIn profile- How can I see the professional you if I can't see you?
29. Adding everyone that sends you an invitation to your network on LinkedIn- once you lose trust (or don't know) the people in your network, your network loses value.
30. Not checking your LinkedIn inbox- I have sent people job openings that they would have been interested in but did not check their inbox. If you are on LinkedIn, check your mail.
31. Using a headline of "Job Seeker" or 'In transition" as opposed to your profile job title (i.e. Accountant) in your LinkedIn profile.
32. Mixing the professional and the personal on LinkedIn- All status updates should only be professional in nature.
33. Not reaching out to your network for help on LinkedIn- People remain shy to ask others for