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Resume Pitfalls every Programmer should avoid

“As a manager responsible for new hires in our department, I have had the opportunity to review several resumes. I am often distracted by poorly written resumes that make it difficult to quickly discern whether or not a candidate is qualified. Based upon my experiences, the following are a few resume writing tips that will help you to avoid common pitfalls and improve your chances of landing an interview.

You will find a distinctive difference between the advice offered here and the advice often offered by technical recruiters. Unfortunately, the majority (although not all) of head hunters peg you as a sale, and as such, any sale is a good sale. This can lead to misrepresentation, and regardless of how tantalizing your resume appears to be, promising what you fail to deliver will destroy your reputation.”

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