Friday, October 5, 2007

Resume Writing Secrets

You may be the best person for the job, but the fact is, you'll never even get an interview in the first place, unless your resume is good.

Your resume should be designed to show off your skills, experience and qualifications. In fact any information that is related to the job which you are going for. It is also well worth including any awards or successes in your particular field.

I should mention that there are a several things that most employers really dislike seeing on a resume. Most people believe that interviewers don't read all of a resume. I'll tell you a secret - they actually do! Here are a few of the things that should be avoided at all costs on your resume.

* Hiding or not including vital information on a resume is like death. A recruiter needs to see all of your important information without having to search for it.

* Major gaps in your employment history leave a recruiter wondering about your work ethic. Be prepared to answer questions if you have such gaps in yours.

* Avoid writing your resume as a narrative or in the first or third person. It is really irritating for a recruiter, and comes off as arrogant and/or egotistical.

* Keep your resume as short as possible, while still including the important details. If it includes too much waffle it will not be read.

* Lying or putting misleading information on your resume is a major no-no. There are always ways for a recruiter to check up on you and many do, so don't lie. Getting caught in a lie on a resume just says that you can't be trusted.

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