Make Sure Your Resume Doesn’t End Up on This List

September 20, 2013

Career Advice

After reading this list of the most ludicrous things employers have read on a resume, you might start second-guessing your own CV. While this collection of ridiculous stories may seem just that — ridiculous — here are a few lessons you can learn from other’s mistakes:

Get a professional email address.
Even if you must create a brand new email account specifically for your job search, do it. It’s time to say goodbye to iluvunicorns@gmail.com.

Double-check your work.
If you claim that you “pay extreme attention to detail” then prove it. That means no spelling or grammar errors on your resume or cover letter. Read over our list of common job search grammar errors.

Save humor for the interview.
You might think it’s funny to throw in some snarky language or a completely irrelevant skill that shows off you have a sense of humor, but unfortunately, you might just end up the butt of everyone’s joke.

Don’t include a photo.
A photo on a LinkedIn profile is a must. But it’s not appropriate to include a photo — glamour shot or otherwise — with a paper or electronic resume.

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