When going through a heap of resumes to shortlist candidates, I have observed some ‘resume-killer’ information that candidates include which I believe is a waste of real estate and may kill your first impression.
It is estimated that Hiring Managers only spend an average of 6 seconds reading a résumé. Hence, to make a good impression it is important to avoid mistakes.
So make sure to skip the following.
No one cares.
They’re a waste of time and “space”.
It is obvious you want the job if you have applied for it. Only appropriate if you are completely changing careers.
Don’t use words “I” “Me” or “My”. It is understood that everything on your résumé is about you.
Old and irrelevant jobs just add clutter.
Tacky and distracting.
Professional contact information
You don’t want your recruiters calling your office looking for you. Also, your current employer can monitor your calls and emails.
These words are some of the biggest turnoffs for hiring managers.
Present tense for past jobs
Only your current job should be written in present tense.
Don’t waste valuable space with obvious words.
RUN A SPELL CHECK!
Most importantly to make a good impression make sure to run a spell check on your résumé or get someone else to review it for you.