During your career your resume is one of your most important marketing tools. It’s often the first time recruiters and hiring managers meet you. While some may overlook a typo or two there are some mistakes that you cannot recover from.
A recent article on “Interview Bloopers” was so popular I decided to follow it up with one on resumes. With this in mind, I asked recruiters and hiring managers to send me some “Resume Bloopers” things that made them stop and say “I can’t believe that he or she put that on a resume!”
These are listed in what I consider bad to worse to bizarre.
Too Much Information
I’m in the construction industry. I’m always surprised to receive a resume with a headshot. To add to the blooper, an individual will often include: Divorced – 2 Adult Children – 1 Dog – Healthy Non-Smoker! This type of resume makes a recruiter cringe. It makes the company even more vulnerable to discrimination claims.
—Submitted by Revee While, Director of Marketing, Primaris