So, you’ve put in your obligatory two to five years at your first (or maybe first two) job(s) and you are ready to move on. Now it’s time to turn your first resume (you know, the one where you listed all your academic achievements [dean’s list, 5 times!], extra-curricular activities [frat party chair, anyone?], and college work experience [that summer working as a camp counselor was AWESOME!]), into something a legitimate employer will not toss into the circular file. So how do you go about this? We’ve listed what we believe are the three top mistakes to avoid, so you can be on your way to landing your dream job.
Avoiding these mistakes are only a part of what makes a successful job search, but following these tips should get you off to a great start. For those of you outside the two to five year window, keep an eye out in the coming weeks for resume tips specific to the more seasoned finance and accounting professional.
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