Monday, July 30, 2012

What Not To Write on Your Resume

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 Writing resume can be overwhelming especially for job seekers who are well - experienced but for fresh graduates, then, a resume can be quite an ordeal.

In my previous post on writing effective resume,  I quite highlighted that resume should contain relevant and factual information that should sell you well as a  job applicant. However, there can be some no - nos when writing a resume.

  1. Don't write information about your political or  religious beliefs as these may stir racy or discriminating issue against you or your hirer. 
  2. Irrelevant information about your school days. However, if you are a fresh graduate with nothing to boost except a productive college days, then, a brief note on this can be included in your resume.
  3. Money you want for salary. Reserve this kind of information during interview when asked. You may however cite an entry level salary or price range. It is then important that you seek out competitive salary range for the kind of you job you are applying for. 
  4. Corporate Jargon. Keep your resume in layman's language as this may give a simplistic, humble and clear impression of your resume.
  5. Irrelevant picture are reserved for social networks. If not needed, pictures can be withheld but submit only an updated and formal - posed headshot.
  6. Business secrets or negative remarks on your previous employments.

Don't Put These Things On Your Resume

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