Building the the Right Résumé

How to avoid errors when applying for a job.

We’ve all heard how to avoid common résumé mistakes—check spelling, keep it to a page, change your blink182rulz@aol.com e-mail address. What about more obscure errors? Laura Labovich of Bethesda’s Career Strategy Group offers tips that can make the difference between landing and losing a job.

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Staff Writer

Michael J. Gaynor has written about fake Navy SEALs, a town without cell phones, his Russian spy landlord, and many more weird and fascinating stories for the Washingtonian. He lives in DC, where his landlord is no longer a Russian spy.