Issue # 14 – Are You Interview Ready?

Preparing information to create a comprehensive resume of your experience and skills takes time. There are many things that must be included and things better left out so you can have a better chance of getting the job.

Untitled-1INCLUDE Awards or recognition.

Advertise your awards and recognition. Employers seek out proof that a candidate is uncommonly talented or driven.

Untitled-3FORGET Photos.

Including a photo in a Resume is unprofessional, unless the job is for modeling or acting, photos of yourself have no place on your resume.

Untitled-5INCLUDE Points Of View.

Point of view is an individual right. Mentioning political stance and causes you support on your résumé is a good way to see if you are a good fit for a company.

Untitled-4FORGET A fancy design.

A resume with unusual design or use of color is a distraction from a resume’s language content unless it is intended, such as the case of a design professional applying for design jobs.

shaking-and-meeting-someoneINCLUDE Side projects.

Freelance, Part-time, and Consulting projects and side ventures, side business indirectly related to the full-time work you’re pursuing is an advantage

Untitled-6FORGET A functional format.

Functional resumes which list skills and abilities without chronological job history are widely hated by employers, since they easily mask limited work experience or significant work gaps which is a red flag for most hiring managers.

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