The 7 Dumbest Things Job Seekers Write on Their Resumes
|July 1, 2012||Posted by admin under DIRECT - Target/Resume|
The 7 Dumbest Things Job Seekers Write on Their Resumes by Meredith Levison [Posted September 22, 2011 to Careers]
CareerBuilder and Jobfox founder Rob McGovern sounds off on the idiotic details he sees job seekers put on their resumes.
Attention all detail-oriented, results-driven visionary technology professionals who are also team players: Get those clichés off your résumés!
That’s the advice of Rob McGovern, the founder of CareerBuilder and Jobfox and author of Bring Your ‘A’ Game: The 10 Career Secrets of High Achievers. As CEO of Jobfox, a job search networking site and résumé writing service, McGovern sees the most common—and dumbest—mistakes job seekers make on their résumés. Here, he shares his top seven. How many of them are you making? (I’m guilty of #4.)
1. They use the term responsible for…
2. They write, “Managed a staff of X number.”
3. They use jargon specific to current or past employers.
4. They write, “References available upon request.”
5. They include activities they pursue outside of work.
6. They include a paragraph filled with keywords.
7. They rely on clichés.