A resume is very important for your job application. Your resume will give your interviewers the very first impression they have about you. You must think carefully when you are crafting your resume. Ask yourself, “what kind of information that I want my interviewers to know about me?”.
Of course, if you cannot craft your own resume, leave it to the experts.
There are some very funny and weird resume examples for you to read (and make sure you are not repeating these mistakes).
“I think the goofiest thing I saw on a résumé was a person who listed one of their special skills as Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. They were applying for an accounting position, so it makes absolutely no sense why they would have that on there.”
Sky Opila, online résumé service BriteTab.com
Tip # 1: Never include any additional information that has nothing to do with the position you are applying.
“1990 – 1997: Stewardess – Royal Air Force”
Tip # 2: I am sure you understand this line, but not everyone knows what you are writing about. You should write:
1990 – Stewardess
1997 – Royal Air Force
“Candidate included naked picture of himself”
Tip # 3: Whether you are female or male, there is no bonus point for showing your own naked body to strangers.
“I once received a resume with a head and shoulders picture in the top left of the first page. The picture was of a lion’s head, wearing a coat, shirt, and tie.”
Tip # 4: Fancy resume can differentiate yourself from other applicants, but bear in mind that it can be the ultimate way to send your resume to the garbage.
“nine-page cover letter accompanied by a four-page resume”
Tip # 5: Less is more. People don’t have the patience to read through many resumes, let alone a long resume. Keep it short but compact with everything the interviewers need to know about you.
“An e-mail address: pinkpoodle@…com (How seriously can you take this person? How professional does this e-mail look if used on our behalf?)”
Kitty Werner, Chair, Central Vermont Crime Stoppers
Tip # 6: As always, a professional email is very important.
Now that you have seen some of the funny and weird (and common) resume mistakes, be sure to learn from mistakes and never repeat the history.
Inspirations come from CareerBuilder.