Avoid Gimmick Résumés: You’re not Elon Musk

An article from Business Insider (BI) has been doing the rounds for over a year and keeps appearing in my Facebook feed. It’s a discussion of Elon Musk’s supposed résumé. It explains how remarkable it is how such an accomplished individual can use such a clever and even cheeky document. It’s stripped down to a single colorful page that looks more like a website page or magazine page.

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Common Résumé and CV Mistakes by Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese

Of the thousands of résumés I have reviewed, and the many I have edited, only a small handful don’t have something glaringly wrong. My North Asian clients present both issues with language, as they are EFL speakers, as well as issues with formatting.

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