I know it can be difficult searching for employment and wondering why you don’t get any offers. Let me ask you something; when was the last time you tweaked your resume? I know, you’ve been told the strict way to do a resume since you were in the womb, but you could have that unknown deal-breaker highlighted in bullet form documented and on the desk of all your future employers. Did I freak you out a little? Good! Here’s 15+ things that need to be taken away from your resume (and yes, they will be in bullet form).
If you applied for the job, do they really need to know you want the job again? In the case that you are switching industries completely, add a BRIEF summary. In other words, keep it simple.
Irrelevant work experience
No one at Goodkin Law cares if you worked at McDonalds...
Your full Address
More than one phone number
I honestly don’t know why you thought your employer needed to know you enjoy karaoke on the weekends. But seriously, it’s irrelevant if it has nothing to do with the aspired position
Too much text
Too many BULLETS
Details that give away your age
Present tense for past jobs
Imagine the HR department sending a welcome email to email@example.com. I can’t imagine it.
Current business contact info
Headers, footers, images, tables, charts
Company specific jargon
Social media url that are not related to the job position
More than 15 years of experience
I mean how many years can you really have if you’re that age?
Reasons why you left previous jobs
EXTRA ADVICE: This question is asked often on applications, so the way to answer is leave it short and professional; i.e Seeking a position with possibilities of higher employment.
Why you want the job
Opinions instead of facts