It’s one of the most important factors in the job search process, if not the most important, and with so many schools of thought around it, it is difficult to know whether or not yours is competent. What I’m referring to is your resume, and it can be the obstacle keeping you from getting a first interview if it has the wrong type of information on it. Recruiters, hiring managers, and other personnel involved in the hiring process will look at copious amounts of resumes a day, and if yours has undesireable information on it it will not be considered.
Kelly Eggers, in the article “The Ten Worst Things to Put on Your Resume,” has compiled an excellent list of common mistakes made on a resume that can cause a recruiter to throw your resume in the trash. Ranging from whether or not to include a headshot on your resume to the references available upon request line, this article is a must read if you are wanting to be a competitive applicant.
The Ten Worst Things to Put on Your Resume