When writing a resume, what should be left off and what should be emphasized?
Many people currently believe that the more information they provide, the better. In fact, this is not the case at all. Jobs & Hire
suggests that we keep it simple and leave out the information that tends to “bloat” a resume. It is important that recruiters and potential employers are able to pick out the key facts and are not overwhelmed with all of the filler information.
Recently, PR Daily wrote an article discussing the 10 words and phrases
that should be left off a resume to avoid this issue. Here are just a few examples:
– “References available upon request.”
– Experience with Microsoft Office (that is expected nearly everywhere)
– Anything “high school”
Your resume serves as the appetizer of the meal- you don’t want to leave the reader so overwhelmingly full that they don’t want the actual meal (the interview). Include the most important and relevant parts, and leave the details for explanation later on during the interview.
By: Melissa Peale