Things that are absolute ‘No No’ for your resume
While making a resume these are some strict rules that you should need to follow.
The resume is a reflection of yourself. From your career to your personality it is the paper that if not proves but represents your credibility. That is why creating a resume is a tricky task. It has to be creative as yet simple, it has to show all your achievements but should be to the point. And should contain fewer words and more facts. Finding a balance between all of this is not easy at all, and that is why it has some strict dos and don’ts. It is much more than just information and has the ability to change your life. Thus it becomes important to invest some time in it and make it error-free. While some general rules are already set for resumes, some rules are applied to some specific fields and some change over time. These rules are no hard and fast official set of rules, these are only being made to convey information effectively. So to make it a tad bit easier for you, here is the list of some of the things that you should not include on your resume.
Don’t make spelling or grammatical mistakes
Mistakes of any kind in a resume is a red mark. It is supposed to be the most important thing, and if you are not careful about it, then it leaves a very bad impression on the recruiter. Thus try to look out for typos, grammatical mistakes, punctuations. Revise it every time before finally sending it. You can try proofreading or can simply use any app to check the punctuations or grammar or one of the most effective ways is to make your friend or family members read through it, it can give you a different perspective and they might also spot some errors that you skipped.
Don’t give inaccurate data about qualifications and experiences
The resume is all about impressing the other person and overselling yourself. But sometimes we forget to draw the line between inaccuracies and glorification. To make it more glorifying and achieving, some people end up writing false achievements. This is a strict no-no in a resume. It may not occur to you at the time of writing but is in a way deceiving the other person which is wrong and immoral. Thus, while writing about your achievements, experiences and qualifications try to be transparent and accurate.
Don’t give irrelevant and unnecessary information
Think from the perspective of a recruiter and then create the resume. Unnecessary information like your age, gender, your grade in a class test or your number of friends are sheer waste of time and effort. All this information may be important for you but is irrelevant for the recruiter. That is why I try not to include this information. Not just time and effort it will also cost you your limited space in a resume, so try to be as crisp as possible.
Negative comments about previous employers
While writing about your experiences, try to skip the reasoning part. Don’t give any justification or reason for your leaving the company. Wait for the recruiter to ask you while interviewing as sometimes you will not know but your writing can be perceived negatively and any kind of negativity is a red flag in a resume. Try to focus on the objectives and achievements and highlight them on a positive note. Because nobody likes to hire a negative person.