What we frequently made punctures in self-presentation and how to fix them, says kat mun of The Muse.
From the summary on LinkedIn or another site can really depend on your chances to get an interview. This you already know. But it is important to understand that you do not include in your profile, no less important than what you leave in it. Part of what should be in summary, there are a lot of tips. But today we will talk about what should be deleted from your resume. Better yet, just don't make them there. And this adjustment shouldn't take more than five minutes.
1. The verbs present in the description of previous jobs
you May always and promptly update your CV (and if not, start now). But we often forget that writing about yourself on LinkedIn and other sites. Most of us just introduced its new position, forgetting all about the previous one. Alas, recruiters terribly confused when they see that you describe your accomplishments in three different positions in real time. So examine all your items in summary and check everywhere whether you talk about yourself in the past tense when talking about previous positions. It seems trivial, but remember that recruiters are viewing your profile or resume in just a few seconds, and even the smallest mistakes will push them to close the page.2. "Power user Microsoft Word"
don't get us wrong. We believe that you are an expert on Microsoft Word. But if in the column "Skills" Microsoft Word or even Microsoft PowerPoint standing in front of your other skills more unique: programming, image processing, writing texts, you lose the opportunity to stand out. Or strike out these references about the Word, or at least put them in the end.
Remember: recruiters want to know why you should be selected and a statement that you have a good knowledge of Microsoft Word is the most obvious skill — do not speak in your favor. 3. A complete list of all courses that you ever passed
, of Course, it is useful to list under "Education" courses relevant to your career. But recruiters don't want to read about all the courses you are ever recorded. In this case, they will begin to flip through the text and, most likely, miss something really important that you wanted to convey to them. So leave only those courses that best reflect your skills. Throw out the rest.
And another tip: don't forget to put closer to the top of the list those courses that you have passed beyond University walls. These courses stand out because it shows your initiative to improve their knowledge and skills.4. Unprofessional profile picture
, I remain astounded by the number of selfies I see on LinkedIn. Of course, do not have to pose in evening clothes or trendy dress. But many candidates dismiss because their photo looks unprofessional. Rightly or wrongly, on that first draw attention.
Put a photo where you look nice, competent and influential person. Not sure what photo? Try the service Photofeeler where you can upload a photo and see what they think about them other people.5. Long descriptions of professional duties
Finally, if your profile is long, a whole paragraph description of your professional responsibilities is to edit them. When you describe their work with large pieces of text, you not simplify the work of the recruiters. No matter how you formatted the text, it is likely that they will start to miss it. So make everything in a list (you can copy it from Word or other editor). In this case, the most important thing that will immediately catch the eye.published
P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©