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Are There Any Absolute Rules of Resume Writing?

Yes, but only a few! Almost every rule you have ever heard can be broken, if you have a very good reason. Some rules, however, are absolutes, including:

  • No typing errors
  • No errors in spelling
  • No lying or grandiose embellishments
  • No negative information should be included
  • Include only relevant information
  • Never be more than two pages long

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