Updating your hairstyle

That's yesterday's news and a potential red flag to hiring managers that you're not on top of current standards and practices in the workplace.And while you're at it, toss out any mentions of outdated skills, old software programs or other examples of terminology from yesteryear that may make you seem out of the loop.

Of course your references are available upon request—that's a given.

Don't waste valuable resume real estate by offering something to potential employers that they're going to wind up requesting anyway.

Nothing kills mojo quicker than lifeless verbs floundering on your resume.

A handful of action verbs on your resume will help liven things up a bit. The worst fonts for your resume should be pretty obvious (hello, comic sans), but in case your'e not sure, take a look at some current sample resumes to see what is and is not in fashion.

Just make sure that people who are searching for you online will like what they find.

Employers want to recruit talent that is passionate about what they do and enthusiastic about their company.And with recruiters spending about six seconds viewing a resume, you can’t afford to be anything less than sparkling.These five quick “spring cleaning” resume tips help ensure that you will be a strong contender when your resume is reviewed by a recruiter, and better yet, a hiring manager."Whoever says looks don't matter hasn't been out on the job search battlefield lately," says resume expert Kim Isaacs."You have to use every possible advantage to compete in today's job market." For starters, get rid of the "objective" field.You don’t want to delay applying because you need time to update your materials.

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