Rankling Resumes

Yes, typos are easy to make, but the most frequent mistake executives commit on their resumes is being too wordy, according to a recent survey of global recruiters by Korn/Ferry International. Another oft cited blunder? A resume that's too short. So be careful on that tightrope. Two pages is the preferred length; then again, your resume is just "an ante into the game," says Caroline Nahas, a Korn/Ferry managing director. "Your interview and ability to match up your experience and personal qualities with the company is absolutely essential," she continues. And if you do make it to the offer table, try...

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