The written word is how most of us communicate in our industry. Being able to write is a minimum for entry, not a skill. Read Chapter 3, Résumé Content: Getting the Words Down; Chapter 4, Building Your Résumé Documents; and Create a Cover Letter.
Too much document, too little content
Errors about people, such as misspelling someone’s name or confusing his or her gender
Having a silly email address like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Not following directions, such as sending a PDF instead of a Word document
Speaking ill of anyone, especially current or past employers
Fluff words and meaningless clichés (see Appendix ...