Common wisdom tells us to limit all the important information on our resume to a single page, while highlighting job experience and random factoids. But what about that series of McJobs, or the unfortunate gig that ended really (really) badly? Is it considered smart to leave those out of an updated CV, or will it seem like you’re lying?
Heather Monahan, a women’s empowerment and business expert, mentor, and speaker told Ladders, “A resume should be professional and include specifics that highlight your successes throughout your career, and should always be an honest representation of your work history.”
1. Who are you?
While some jobs offer title changes without raises, others tend to hold onto titles that seem a bit dusty in light of the new generation of jobs. If you’re changing jobs after a long time at the same company, do some research to see if your title is still interesting or even relevant. Even if you were referred to by one title at your office, it’s possible that no one uses that particular moniker elsewhere anymore.
2. To hobby or not hobby?
As to the eternal question of whether to include hobbies, Monahan believes that it depends. “Unless your hobbies are somehow highlighting your talents and value that you are bringing to your future employer, it seems unnecessary,” she said.
So, definitely no need to mention your Rugby prowess or mad origami skillz. And in case you’re wondering, some hobbies are more interesting to recruiters than others. For instance, Monahan said, “If you have a hobby that contributes to your success in the workplace than it would be appealing. For example, if CrossFit is your hobby and you are a running coach, it would lend value to your career.”
3. Mind the gap
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