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Some NO-NOs on your resumes

 
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Read some resumes recently. I found some No-No's for your reference.
1) Only name on the resume, no phone number, email, address etc. Of course, they are on the email. However, do you really expect someone put them for you?
2) Hard to read pure text version, I think the word version or URL with well formatted web page is better. To HR people, the only choice is word format. When I was looking, I send them an URL, however, told them a downloadable word format resume is available there too.
3) Experiences: mm-01 to present, XYZ Co. and I'm available immediately???
This is actually possible, since a lot of laid off people legal still employed by the company, since the 2~3-month package. However, it is confusing to others. Better tell the real situation. Otherwise, it is unprofessional not to give your employer 2 weeks notice. You may do the same to us?!
4) MS, XYZ Univ. but dropped out.
MS mean you have got the MS degree, not you were in the MS program... IMHO. I was in a PHD program, but did not got the degree, should I put PHD on my resume? Obvious not!
5) Status, if you have a foreign name like me, you'd better explicitly spell it out. US citizen/PR/H1-B etc. Question marks in reader's brain usually cause resume be ignored.
6) Java/C++ are on the skill set, but they are not mentioned in the experiences part. This person was actually telling the truth, real expert on telecom, knows Java/C++, but not on the job... However, do not forget to put your work related experiences if you do have them.
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[ February 09, 2002: Message edited by: Roseanne Zhang ]
 
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Originally posted by Roseanne Zhang:

6) Java/C++ are on the skill set, but they are not mentioned in the experiences part. This person was actually telling the truth, real expert on telecom, knows Java/C++, but not on the job...


Roseanne,
Do you mean that a person should NOT put something in the skill set that is not in the work history too?
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No, do not forget to put your work related experiences if you do have. It seems I did not make myself clear. Sorry.
That person's problem was answer a Senior Java/C++ developer ads with no Java/C++ experiences at all. You would think he/she forgot to put there. Actually, he/she was very senior on something else.
[ February 09, 2002: Message edited by: Roseanne Zhang ]
 
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