Resume Reader Pet Peeves – and WT..? Stories

  “We ought to be able to learn some thing second hand.   There is not enough time for us to make all of the mistakes ourselves.”  – Harriet Hall Just for fun (but also, some education, perhaps…) here’s just a sampling of some real life, straight from employers/recruiters (and one of my own memorable client experiences, too!)  I give to you the Real Resume Reader Pet Peeves & “Oh, Please Don’t Do This” stories… It’s the job search version of “What Not to Wear” – the don’t do’s, turn-offs and professional faux pas. Remember two things: 1) We can Read More

You Must Be Joking! Real Examples from Real Resumes

  In the spirit of April Fool’s Day,  here are some real life examples of things some misinformed (and sorry to say, foolish) job seekers ACTUALLY WROTE ON THEIR RESUMES. Compliments of my recruiter friend (and she works for a very large and prestigious international firm hiring mid-level to senior professionals, not high school students to flip burgers and McDonalds, just so we’re clear!) They’d be funny if they weren’t real examples of WHAT NOT TO DO: “Challenged personal endurance and will power by driving from Atlanta to Los Angeles in under 72 hours” “Golds Gym Member since 2006” “Thinks being Read More

3,741 Things to NOT Do On a Resume

Resume Writing No-No’s: (and you can relax now, there’s really only 7 listed here — whewww!)   NO TYPPOS!!!! You KNEW that, I know!  (And yes, I know there aren’t supposed to be too, I mean two P’s in typos, to . . I mean too!)  . . . but you’d be surprised just how many resumes have mistakes – and more than won (err, one)! (ugh!) Spell check first, then proofread, then read it backwards (this really helps you catch stuff!), then have someone else proofread it.  (Oh, and make the needed changes, too!) Check NOT just for spelling Read More