Want to communicate more effectively? Then you need to ask more questions. Not just any questions will do; to be really successful, you need to ask the most basic, fundamental questions possible-in fact, the dumbest questions you can think of.

Why? Good question.

Your resume is your first impression with an employer, so it better be a good one. Recruiters are trained to scan your resume in a matter of seconds looking for any potential red flags before they decide to put you in the “yes”, “no”, or “maybe” file.In order to make sure they are sending the very best candidates through the application process, they have to make sure they can quickly spot unsuitable candidates.

So, what are these red flags and how can you avoid them?