Don’t try this at home…
We’ve discussed resumes with you before: given advice on optimizing keywords and increasing accessibility, warned against including white lies or stretching the truth, and suggested ways to make your resume really stand out.
And we presented interviewing and networking to you in a similar fashion. But maybe we’ve been going about offering tips for the job hunt in the wrong way. Perhaps more compelling advice can be found in real-life examples about what you should NOT do.
For example, you should probably have a general understanding of the position and company you are applying for before you submit your application. And another thing: while including an objective on your resume is helpful to employers and increases your chances of being matched with a position you actually want and are qualified for, you probably don’t want to get too specific or personal.
You’ll see what I mean. Check out these unbelievable job-applicant faux-paus for an early—and entertaining—start to your weekend.
Posted by Roseanne D.