Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-08-2011-05-2008
Have you ever wondered why you were denied potential jobs? Well, the reason could very well be your resume! While it is understandable that you may want to cram all of your job experience into the document to make a good impression, doing so may turn off the employer looking at your resume. The employer may not have the time to sift through all the pages or unnecessary information. Therefore, you should trim down your resume as much as possible.
You can achieve this by only listing the most recent jobs you have had in the past 5 years if you worked at more than three jobs. Also, it is recommended that you delete all the irrelevant jobs from your resume that are not suited for the position in which you are applying for. In addition, it is not really required that you list all of your references’ contact information; the employer would ask you in the interview for this. The same applies for any physical copies of certificates, awards or ID; please do not attach those to your resume. A resume should not be more than one or two pages, unless you have multiple jobs over a 5-year time period that are strongly related to the job you are seeking. Another exception to this rule is in the case in which you are a writer; you should list all of the works you have published on your resume to make it very appealing to employers.
With all of this considered, you are sure to make a good impression on the employers reviewing your resume. You will likely stand out amongst all the other candidates’ resumes who are applying for the same position. Just make sure to assemble your resume with the related job experience that accommodates each job position, and you should be all set to get to work!