How to Avoid 16 Common IT Resume Mistakes

You have great IT skills and impressive technology experience, but if you don't present your background effectively in your resume, you career may be going nowhere. To help position yourself for success, we talk to career experts to identify the 16 most common resumes mistakes-and we offer advice on how to fix them.

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Your IT resume provides recruiters and hiring managers with a critical first impression of who you are and what you offer. Working in a field as competitive as IT means you have to do everything you can to ensure your resume get noticed. Making a bad first impression (or no impression at all) is a sure way to get your resume moved into the 'No' pile.

"They [resumes] get eliminated for all sorts of reasons just to get the pile down to something manageable," says Rick Endres, president of the Washington Network and former CIO of the U.S. Congress, as well deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Commerce for Technology Policy. To help you build a better resume, talked to Endres and other experts to identify common errors and some not-so-common ones.

IT Resume Mistake #1: Typos, Misspellings and Bad Grammar

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