Myth Busters! Common Resume Misconceptions

 

  • “It’s okay not to include dates on my resume.”

MYTH! If dates are omitted, a red flag is raised to the person reviewing your resume. A recruiter will wonder what you might be hiding and may pass over your resume altogether.

  • “My resume can’t exceed one page.”

MYTH! Ideally, resumes should never exceed two pages in length. One page is fine if you can fit all of the needed information without crowding the layout. Anything over three pages can be excessive and may be disregarded by a potential employer.

  • “I can use the same resume for every job I apply to.”

MYTH! You need to look at the requirements of the position and your resume contents closely. While you don’t need a completely new resume for every application, sometimes you’ll want to tweak your resume to draw stronger attention to certain skills depending on the job. The best advice we can give is to customize it every time you send it.