When Tina Nicolai began working as a recruiter for Walt Disney World in the late 1990s, she noticed that many job seekers were submitting flawed resumes.
“I realized people simply did not know how to market themselves or their achievements,” Nicolai tells Business Insider. “And that’s how I knew there was a market to educate job candidates at all levels and in all industries.”
So in 2010, she founded Resume Writers’ Ink. “Since launching my company, I’ve read over 50,000 resumes,” she says. And there are a few mistakes that she’s seen over and over again that are “pretty irritating.”
Since hiring managers often base their first impression of you on your resume, it’s imperative that you review it closely before hitting “submit” on your job application. Especially when an opening yields a high volume of eligible, talented candidates, employers may be quick to toss your file in the “no” pile for even the smallest mistake.
So, as you give your resume a final look, make sure it doesn’t include any of the following faux pas, which employers may find to be annoying. And when in doubt, have a friend or expert give in one last read, too.
According to Nicolai, these are seven of the most annoying mistakes people make on their resumes: