15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume
You tell yourself, "They probably never saw it," or, "Maybe I just wasn't a good fit," and you move on.
But, more likely, your resume just didn't impress.Hiring managers receive dozens - sometimes hundreds - of resumes for any given opening. They don't have the time or resources to review each one closely, so they spend approximately six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision.
You may be perfect for the job, but if your resume has just one typo, if it's formatted poorly, or you use the wrong font, it could easily end up in the "no fit" pile.
"Think of the resume as a wedding invitation or other important announcement," says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink. "You wouldn't send out a wedding invitation with typos or false information, or one that includes too much information. So, why would you send out a resume with any of those things?"
Nicolai and other experts share tips for making sure your resume steers clear of the trash pile.