Are you out looking for a job? Do not get into the trap of following the age old customs while looking out for a job. Remember that what worked in the past need not work in present times as the trend keeps on changing and with the passage of time a lot of factors may have changed that can affect the process of job seeking seriously.
The first mistake that most job seekers make is preparing their resume by following the standard formats available on the internet. You have to understand that there are millions of other people preparing their resume in the same format and the people hiring them do not have the patience to go through each one of them in detail. Keep your resume straight forward and as short as possible. You can always discuss the details when you attend the interview. Here you must note that there is also a difference between resume, curriculum vitae and bio data. As per the job profile, one must select a perfect format that can suffice the requirement of the concerned organisation.