Generally, there are two things that mark a not so great resume. Poor content and lack of style. While an eye-catching resume can help you stand out from the crowd, without compelling content it’s unlikely that anyone will be inspired to contact you.
The hallmark of most poorly written resumes are the phrases “responsible for” and “duties included.”
People mistakenly believe that saying that they are responsible for managing a team or running a department or overseeing a large sales territory will impress the reader.
Being responsible for something doesn’t show impact.
For example, if you’re a VP of Sales you may be responsible for opening new markets. But, what does that actually mean?