Details To Ditch From Your Resume

February 2, 2018

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Hiring managers rarely have the time or resources to look at each résumé closely.  Incredibly, you have about six seconds to make an impression so here are some streamlining ways to boost your chances of a callback. First ditch the "objective" section.  If you applied, it's already obvious you want the job unless you're in a unique situation, such as changing industries completely, it may be useful to include a brief summary. Irrelevant work experiences. It's great you worked at a fast food restaurant when you were 16 but unless you are planning on redeeming that title, it is time to get rid of all that clutter. Too much text. Scrunching margins and choosing smaller font to make everything fit on one page is an epic fail.  Keep the 1 to 1 1/4 inches (the general default settings in programs such as Microsoft Word). Finally, references. If your employers want to speak to your references, they'll ask you. Also, it's better if you have a chance to tell your references ahead of time that a future employer might be calling. If you write "references upon request" at the bottom of your résumé, you're merely wasting a valuable line. There are a few more items you should ditcdh from your resume, CLICK HERE to see them all. 

SOURCE: Business Insider

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