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Would you use a QR code as your resume? What if the potential employer is looking at your resume on their smart phone? They can’t very well scan the QR code then can they? Nope, sure can’t. And what else are you doing that you shouldn’t?
Well, here’s a list of what NOT to do on your resume:
- NEVER LIE. They will find out, they always do, so be smart.
- Don’t go over one page. Anything after the first page will likely be ignored. We personally know hiring managers who throw away anything after the first page. They simply don’t have time to read your three page resume, no matter how wonderful it is.
- Do not have spelling errors. Proofread for typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Don’t rely on spell-check. Proofread it forwards then backwards (your brain won’t auto correct mistakes when you read it backwards). Have several people you trust proofread it, too. Nothing says incompetent or ‘doesn’t pay attention to details’ like a bunch of spelling errors.
- Don’t include an objective, summary or references. These sections are a waste of space and unnecessary in today’s business world. Your objective is to land the job you’re applying for, and the hiring manager knows you’ll provide references when asked.
- If you do use a QR code make sure it adds value. It’s not really necessary if you have your LinkedIn link on your resume, but if you just really want to show you can create a code, then make sure it’s clear, big enough, and actually goes to the correct location. Seems common sense, but you’d be surprised.
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