When creating a resume, it might be best to leave off your favorite hobbies and that holiday selfie you thought to attach…
Creating or adding to a resume for the first time can seem like an intimidating task. What do I include? What should I leave out? Is my participation ribbon worth noting because it shows I participated? The answer is no! Too many times, the mistake is made of adding colorful fonts and personal information in place of what employers want to know… your work experience!
Now don’t get me wrong, of course you should include your name, address, email, and phone number, however, beyond that you are killing yourself. What am I referring to, you ask? Hobbies. Interests. Clubs. Selfies. Your favorite food. Things that don’t relate in the slightest to the job you are applying for. Unless of course you are applying for a position at a hobbies and interests club that happens to serve pizza. I’m kidding, but you get my point, I hope.
As much as a creative resume can help you stand out from the crowd, they may become a bit confusing to recruiters who are looking to skim through for relevant information. Keep it simple!
By Kelly Oberto | People Science Talent Advisor