Five Things Jobseekers Should Never Include in Their Resumes
A professionally and well-written resume helps to boost the candidate’s possibility to shortlist for the interview.
As you may have noticed that many organizations first study your resume, and then they shortlist you for the interview process else they simply reject your resume without having or moving to the next round.
So writing a resume does not mean including everything you know, we have some real-time examples of people saying like you must have a resume of 3-4 pages at least.
Seriously, a resume of 3 to 4 pages is a must? As per our experience, no one is interested to read such a long resume or either they don’t have enough time for same.
Why write such a long resume and why read it, it is better to read some interesting articles and get some extra knowledge.
Remember, the person shortlisting your resume is only interested in the things they are expecting from a candidate as per their requirements.
If they have a requirement of a candidate having a particular experience skill or project and if they did not find it in your resume they will simply reject your resume.
There are many things you have to avoid including in your resume.
1. Too much information
On average, an employer spends only 10 seconds on your resume and not more than that. And because of this, it will be better if the candidate can create a short and sweet resume.
Many candidates include a lot of details assuming that they will impress the employer with that, but the respective person who is going to review your resume will not look for the detail or extra information in your resume.
One thing to remember here is that the employer review lots of resume per day and for that, they only search for the right and key thing in your resume, if they did find it they will shortlist your resume.
It is not a question paper here that you have to write as many as possible and based on the explanation they will assign you marks. They will only look for the things necessary for the open position.
Make sure to include only important things and not extra material which is not necessary and will not help you to get shortlisted.
2. Information about Irrelevant Course
It is better to include the only necessary and important information required for a job you are applying for.
This is the common mistake most candidates make is to mention a mess of irrelevant information about courses and internships in their profiles.
It is better to avoid including the course and internships which do not provide any in-hand experience or practical experience to the candidate.
Including such information will not going to add positive points to your profile it is the first thing you have to keep in mind.
As the recruiter will only look for things that are required for a job opening.
Sometimes it may happen that the recruiter will judge you on basis of these irrelevant things and reject you.
As you are attending irrelevant courses and internships and they will assume that you don’t have an experience in the required fields.
3. Explanations for Job Changes
Many job seekers include the reasons and explain why they changed the past company. As an example, “I had an accident and because of that I need to take a rest”.
Such kind of statements and explanation of job changes is highly avoidable. Because the explanations you are mentioning may impact differently on different hiring managers.
The given reasons can be misinterpreted by the hiring managers and your resume will reject before connecting to you without any explanations.
You can explain to the hiring manager when they ask you on a call or in a interview, which will be a good way as you are explaining it face to face.
4. Salary Details
Many job seekers mentioned their Cost to Company (CTC) number in their resumes. They mentioned it for the current employer and also for the past employers.
Defining salary details may create a fundamental blunder. Different organizations have different salary structures. And if you don’t fit in their structure they may reject you.
If you mentioned the salary details for your past employers, it will create a lot of questions for the hiring managers and they will reject you.
Including salary details in a resume may create a reason for rejecting you without providing you with a chance of explanation or negotiation or compromise with the organization.
Try to avoid including salary details on your resume and give yourself a chance to discuss and negotiate your salary expectations during the interview.
5. Conclusion Statement at the end of Resume
Some or most people include the oath-bearing statement at the end of their resume which says – “I declare all information above provided is true and updated to the best of my ability…….” along with a date, place and signature.
It is understood that you are not lying but one thing to remember is it is a resume, not an affidavit there is no need to mention it all.
While creating a resume, you must be clear and concise regarding what you will include in your resume.
In the market, there is lots of competition and you have to avoid all those things which will add a negative point to your profile.
You can not afford any mistake in what you convey to others through your CV.
Wishing you a Best Luck for your future!!……