So, you’ve found the perfect job and you’ve fired off your resume… and poof! nothing happens. As someone who reads and screens about 100-125 resumes a day, I can offer a few things that I look for, and things than turn me off — #1 poor spelling or grammar – if you are that careless now, I won’t even bother to read further. #2 Generic objectives – better to NOT have an objective if you cannot customize this to the role you’re interested in. #3 Unimpressive or undetailed descriptions of your work — I want to read the nitty-gritty details of the languages, OSs, toolkits and problems YOU solved — tell me the overall architecture, the problems you faced and what YOU did to solve this. This is where the rubber meets the road — were you a cog in the wheel (and a minor one at that) – or were you a key team member? If you’re a ‘star’ but your resume looks like a ‘scrub’ you have nobody to blame but yourself. Take a few extra moments to make that first impression with someone like me a great one!!