any of the old-school rules and much of the conventional wisdom when it comes to resumes is either outdated or was never really on target to start with:
You should never have a resume of more than one page.
List your hobbies.
Include a statement and summary of your "goals and objectives."
Keep the document dry and professional.
The problem, according to professional resume writers, is that much of this advice establishes a cookie-cutter formula that makes it hard for your own document to stand out.
Among the mistakes experts single out: showing only your job descriptions withoutaccomplishments; one-page, brief resumes for people with considerable experience; using small font size and abbreviated descriptions to fit into one page; listing hobbies, interests and personal data; placing references directly in the resume; courier font, unusual fonts and "fancy" formatting; explanations of "reasons for leaving" previous positions; and lying, exaggerating or misrepresenting your credentials and accomplishments.
What does work: showing your accomplishments for each job description; including email and Web addresses;highlighting special projects and assignments; and creatively presenting entrepreneurial activities.