Do you have a critical interview coming up ad your resume is still not final? Are you getting nightmares about your resume and can't stop thinking about it? Are you scared that the interviewer would thrash your CV to pieces because he would think of it as stupid? The best part about such thoughts is that you aren't alone! Almost every second student / candidate goes through such a stage. With thousands of myths making rounds, it is easy to fall prey to such negative vibes and derail your preparation.
But worry no more, we are here to help you out and bust some of the most common myths about making a CV!
Myth 1 "“ Resume must be a one pager!
One of the most common myths doing round about the resumes is that they need to be no more than one page! Surely a sleek resume looks good and you must avoid putting in false information, but it isn't a crime to extend your resume to the second page. For a fresher, one page resume aptly fits the bill. But if there is some critical information that you can't possibly fit into a single page, you can surely go for a two page resume. The key here is to ensure that you really need a second page, or else, it looks like flaunting!
Myth 2 "“ Fancy formatting would win you jobs!
The fact is that you would get the job for your ability to work and not for your ability to decorate your CV! A nicely formatted CV is surely soothing to the eye, but to think that it would earn you any brownie points is going way too far. On the other hand, a cluttered CV with out of place formatting can surely turn off the interviewer. A clean CV is an extension of your attire.
Myth 3 "“ Your objective statement would win you jobs!
Contrary to the common belief, the objective statement is one of the most generic and non-interesting parts of a CV. More than half of the HRs don't even pay attention to what the objective statement of the CV reads. The recruiters are much more interested in your work experience and qualifications. As long as these portions are wells settled, your CV is in a good position.
Myth 4 "“ High sounding words show your knowledge!
Using complex, uncommon words in your CV can be a major mistake. In an attempt to impress the interviewers, a number of candidates try to show off in their CV by using high sounding words which are seldom used in normal conversation. You must understand that no one likes to sit with a dictionary to understand what your CV includes! The simple rule is "“ 'KISS "“ Keep It Simple Silly'! And it works just fine!
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