Would you hand an important business contact your business card, dog-eared and coffee stained? Hardly. But your resume is just like a good business card. For this reason, you should always make sure that it presents you in the best possible light. Headhunters read countless resumes every day – from project leaders to senior executives. They know exactly what’s important to succeed in these meetings. When you want to impress an executive recruiter with your resume, it’s important to give it your best. Here, we’ll show you 7 things that no headhunter wants to see on a resume.
But how can you effectively communicate your talents, achievements, skills, and potential contributions to recruiters, headhunters and HR departments without crossing the line into boorish boasting? By remembering that it’s not bragging if it’s true, and by cultivating a different attitude as you craft your resume and incorporate language that embraces the art of selling yourself. So go ahead – brag on your resume. We’ll show you how it’s done.
Before we welcome a well-deserved weekend break, we have something very special for you … to write a good resume is not an easy task. If you are a loyal reader of our Experteer magazine (what we hope) then you know that we always try to give you valuable resume advice from headhunters and hiring managers alike.