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David Mielach says that to get your resume seen you should: Get as specific as possible, avoid tired phrases like the plague, and show—don’t tell—the hiring manager why you’re the person they need.

5 common resume blunders are:

  • Using cliches.
  • Including “References available upon requests.”
  • Listing your ‘objective’ (your objective is to get the job).
  • Making vague claims.
  • Using qualitative descriptions.

 

 

Here’s my secret: I practiced everywhere. At bus stops. In line at the grocery store. At work—Using the mouse with my right hand and practicing drills with my left hand. You don’t have to train hardcore for years to become a dancer. But you must be willing to practice and you better be hungry.

Karen X. Cheng on how she went from a novice to dancing in Coca-Cola commercials in just one year. Here’s more from Cheng on how to become more unstoppable every day.