1. Too long (preferred length is one page).
2. Disorganized: information is scattered around the page-hard to follow.
3. Poorly typed and printed: hard to read-looks unprofessional.
4. Overwritten: long paragraphs and sentences-takes too long to say too little.
5. Too sparse: gives only bare essentials of dates and job titles.
6. Not oriented for results: doesn't show what the candidate accomplished on the job.
7. Too many irrelevancies: height, weight, sex, health, marital status are not needed on today's resumes.
8. Misspellings, typographical errors, poor grammar: resumes should be carefully proofread before they are printed and mailed.
9. Tries too hard: fancy typesetting and binders, photographs and exotic paper stocks distract from the clarity of the presentation.
10. Misdirected: too many resumes arrive on employer's desks unrequested and with little or no apparent connections to the organization-cover letters would help avoid this.