I am forever amazed at some of the “dumb” resume mistakes that just seem to live on. Writing a resume is fairly straightforward – I think.
You list your relevant work experiences. You list your relevant skills and educational background. You list your relevant personal contact information. You list whatever you think is relevant to the job that you want.
And you list in a format that makes the most sense for you and your situation.
So, I looking at this article by Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Gang titled, “15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume.” And the number one advice is to get rid of the objective statement.
Wow, I’ve been advocating that since “back in the day…” My reasoning is simple. It’s exactly as Ms. Smith and Ms. Gang states. You want the job – that’s the objective. Period.
Good article, click over; have a gander; and see if your resume cuts the mustard…
What a great teaser title, “Want An Unbeatable Resume? Read These Tips From A Top Recruiter.” Does anyone not want an unbeatable resume?
It’s true. Since I write about jobs and careers, it’s not surprising that I’ve been fielding calls from friends and colleagues, who want me to take a look at their résumé to see what’s missing, give some pointers.
I try to help. They agonize over the details. They’re frustrated beyond belief. They shoot their résumés off in a flick of a button when they hear about a job opening, and then silence-no response.”
Any of that sound familiar. Good article which you can read over here…
And another article that has it all, “The Only Resume Advice You’ll Ever Need.”
With a title like that and an intro like this:
“I’m going to make it easy for you – I have looked at well over 50,000 resumes and talk daily with Recruiters and HR Directors who are often the ones making the first pass at your resume. No matter your experience level or what kind of job you’re looking for, these are the most important “insider tips” you will need to know and do…”
This is an article begging to be read – which you can do here…
Three great articles on resume writing for you to consider.