I see many lists of résumé “Do’s and Don’ts” that give advice that doesn’t jibe with my experience, so I was gratified to see the list in PRNews that included some of my top considerations. Considering that hiring managers generally decide within 30 seconds or less whether a resume should get further consideration, getting this tool right can open – or close – a door quickly.
On the “Do” side, I like to see accomplishments highlighted, a logical chronology, no more than two pages and volunteer work included.
On the “Don’t” list, I’m turned off quickly by being vague, providing a detailed laundry list of your tasks in each job, and sending a résumé without a cover letter (my special pet peeve!).
Share some of the things that grab your interest, as well as your turn-offs, so we can share them with job seekers and freelancers.
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