We talk a lot about the right formatting of your resume, the use of keywords to get past the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and what you should put on your resume. But we don’t talk enough about what should not go on your resume… the things employers see as a big red flags.
Today, we fix that. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t put on your resume…
For many of us, the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question causes pure anxiety. We just don’t know… and, more important, we don’t know how we’re supposed to narrow down our choices with little or no experience in the real world. And maybe that is okay. Did you know: 75% of students change their major at least once Just 5% of us find a good career match on our first try? The average person will change jobs 11 times during their career Let’s take some of the pressure off. Let’s make it okay try new
In your job search, you’re competing against a lot of other candidates. Employers average 118 applications for a given job posting – and only 20% of those applicants are granted an interview. In most cases, there isn’t even a little room for error on your resume.
This infographic from our UK friends Career Savvy (where a resume is called “CV” or “curriculum vitae”) shows the 10 things not to put on your resume… so you can routinely pass the recruiter test – and get the interview!