While you may be spending quite a bit of time perfecting your resume, it’s only looked at for less than a minutes by most hiring professionals. Some companies even have a software program that weeds out certain candidates based on some key phrases that the employee may not be looking for. Try to leave out hobbies, and the full address on the resume, it’s not really necessary anymore, or maybe never was. You don’t need to list all of the previous employers, just the relevant ones and use a clean and legible font. There is a lot of competition out there and it’s best to stand out as well as you can.
- There are many things that can be safely left off a resume. Sometimes, including these items can actually hurt your chances. Knowing what to keep, and what to skip, is key.
- Style and font is important. Applying for a serious job, with an informal tone and Comic Sans can definitely harm a candidate.
- Unless hobbies, work history, and pay are relevant to the specific position, they are best left off. Keep the resume clear and concise!
“Approximately 40% of all hiring managers say they spend less than a minute looking at a candidate’s resume.”