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Employers often spend just seconds with a resume, and a single typo can send it to the discard pile.
"A resume does not get you hired, but it is commonly used to get you eliminated from the next phase of the recruiting process," says Robin Reshwan, founder of Collegial Staffing in Alamo, Calif.
Hiring managers may toss resumes for even the smallest matters -- a single typo, inconsistent punctuation, or even cliched phrases like "detail-oriented" or "people person."
"Only after the easy eliminations have been made do busy managers actually read the content of selected resumes," she says.