Writing a resume is easy, but crafting one that will win you a job is more challenging than many people perceive it to be. You should be cautious not to include something that will make you lose the position. Here are things that you should leave off in your resume if you don’t want it to end up in the rejected pile.
- Objective statement
There is nothing new you will ever write under this section that hasn’t been heard of. Instead, you should include a personal profile at the top of the resume to explain who you are and what you would bring to the table when hired. Otherwise, having one objective for every position you apply to does not only make your resume obvious but also boring.
- Irrelevant work experience
Simply because you have experience in working at a food joint doesn’t give you a better chance at the nursing position you are seeking. Therefore, leave out the work experiences that aren’t in any way related to the job you want. What many job seekers don’t know is that not every experience belongs to the resume. Some of it is better off left out.
Exaggerations and other falsehoods that you may be tempted to include in your resume don’t have a place there. 70 percent of managers say that they have ever caught a lie in a candidate’s resume. This means that the manager you feel will not find out the truth is likely to, and that could bring you to the end of the job you desire.
A few decades ago, this section was important, but it no longer is. Your personality and cultural fit are important to any employer, but it is upon them to find out during the interview. When reviewing the resume, your potential employer will only be looking to see whether you are qualified for the job or not.