8 Things to remove from your resume immediately
A resume serves as the first impression you make on a hiring manager. Every job application starts with a resume. Hiring managers gather resumes to determine when to interview the candidate. If you want to pass the test, you need to have a perfect resume to highlight your qualifications. Here are the most common errors you should not make on your resume.
1. An Objective
The vast majority of resume objectives say nothing. Oh, so you’re seeking a challenging position with a growing corporation that will allow you to make a positive contribution, are you? How groundbreaking..
2. Don’t lie
The survey suggests that most candidate blatantly tell lies on their resumes. Candidates often lie about their skills and prior work experience.
- Remove irrelevant experience
You may have all the experience and expertise for multiple positions, but including all the clutter on a resume is likely to put off hiring managers. Career experts recommend including only directly relevant experience on your resume.
- Don’t put your hobbies on the resume
If the hobbies are not relevant to the job you are applying to, don’t put them. It’s a waste of space and waste of hiring manager’s time. The hiring managers don’t like to look at resumes that mention irrelevant hobbies.
- Inconsistent formatting
The format of your resume is as important as its content. Once you pick up a certain format, stick to it. If you write the day, month, year for one date, then use the same format throughout the resume.
- Large blocks of text.
Use bullet points for easier readability and to ensure that the information you want to highlight actually gets read. The easier a resume is to skim, the more likely it is that the hiring manager will take a thorough look.
7. Personal Social Media Accounts
Keep it professional! Even if you have the world’s cleanest social media presence, there’s no reason to give a potential employer any reason to start digging into your personal life. Including a LinkedIn profile makes sense in many cases, but there’s no need to add your Facebook account or other platforms.
If you’re linking to a portfolio or website (and you absolutely should), it’s especially important to make sure that all of your links work and that you typed them out correctly on your resume.