- Non-existent introductory statement — simply listing the candidate’s history.
- Objective statements “asking for work” rather than “selling value.”
- Common “cut-and-paste” profile — typical of widely distributed résumé samples.
*Graham Management Group (GMG), a Canadian firm specializing in career-transition solutions for executives, managers, and six-figure professionals, examined and analyzed 1,000 résumés submitted in 2009 to the group by senior-level Canadians. GMG performed the analysis by methodically applying validated strategic résumé principles and theories in a structured manner across all documents. We’re excerpting some results of this analysis over the next several weeks.