Published September 1990
by Ten Speed Press .
Written in English
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Hiring managers are sick of seeing buzzwords on résumés. "Hard worker," "ambitious," and other clichés shouldn't be included in your résumé. Instead, show how you'll be a good contributor to. If your resume spills beyond one page, but you have less than a half a page of material for the second page, it may be best to condense to one page. But preferably don't go beyond two pages with your resume even if you are an executive job-seeker; resumes are trending shorter these days. • Using resume templates is discouraged. Developing a Word document saves space and is more maneuverable. • Resumes should be pages in length and printed on “resume” paper. Generally, if you are just starting out in your field or if you are in business or technology, it should be one page. While many companies use screening software to initially evaluate a candidate’s resume, recruiters are largely the first people you must impress. “The language or content of a resume can definitely tank a job seeker’s chances of landing their dream job,” says Jamie Hichens, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Glassdoor.
A professional resume must highlight your skills, experience, work history, and important accomplishments so that hiring managers can determine whether or not you’re qualified for a job. What you might not know is that there are a few things that don’t belong on your resume—things that might not tank your chances at a job, but won’t do you any favors, either. All they have to do is visit that URL at the top of your resume. Don’t forget to include it! Mistake #7: Using the Exact Same Resume for Different Jobs. If you really want the job, your resume has to scream, “I’m the one,” from the get-go. It has multiple weights that you can use to differentiate the various sections and features of your resume, but you should probably avoid the “book” and “light” weights, as well as any condensed versions — they can be hard to read. 10 words and terms that ruin a resume Don't let your resume fall victim to clichés and trendy buzzwords. Charles Purdy, Monster Senior Editor. 10 Words and Terms That Ruin a Resume. Your resume needs an update—that is, if your resume is like that of most people, it’s not as good as it could be.
Get this from a library! Don't use a résumé: use a qualifications brief. [Richard Lathrop] -- This book is part of a job-finding method fully presented in the book Who's hiring who by Richard Lathrop. Resume tips and resources sometimes understate the difficulty of skillfully summarizing an entire career on a single page. So let’s be clear: Writing a good resume is more than just slapping together a list of the schools you've attended, positions you've held, skills you possess and companies you've worked for. So don’t let your current job title hold you back. Use your résumé headline, summary, and brief stories about accomplishments to demonstrate how well you can meet hiring managers’ needs. Avoid using Impact in your resume. In fact, don't even use it for the headlines, as it can actually be painful for the reader, and that's the last thing you want when trying to land an interview. Wikipedia Commons. 5. Comic Sans. Comic Sans was designed for comic books, not resumes. Don't use it for one — unless you're applying to clown college.