1. GENERIC OBJECTIVE: If your objective could be applied to a marketing resume as easily as one for finance, then it says nothing and will get you nowhere. An objective is not an exercise in job speak. It’s an actual and real description of your skills as they’re related to who you are and what you want. It should vary with the type of job for which you are applying.

2. BLAND DETAILS: “Responsibilities included overseeing construction of four hotels in Tri-City area, each 50 floors high.” So what? Did they go up on schedule? Did you bring them in under budget?  Did you take all four from site work up or did you pick up two of them mid-project?   If you don’t tell the hiring company why you’re the best choice, how will they know?

3. ANOTHER JOB, ANOTHER PARAGRAPH: Don’t keep adding on to your resume job after job, year after year. By the time you’re in your 40s, you need to have weeded out your earlier, unrelated jobs.  Drop your college activities, and leave your degree. You don’t need all 5 bullets for your entry-level positions.