It’s almost 2020 and you’ve yet to get that “dream job” you’ve been wanting for a while now. You feel like you’ve made the right connections, spoke to the right people, showed up and showed out, but yet you’re still stuck in the same spot you were.
Sis, it’s time to revamp and remove any and everything that longer serves purpose on your resume! Removing unnecessary jargon and clutter from your resume will allow your most important skills and assets to shine. Below we’re giving you three signs that indicate it’s time to remove those unnecessary and tired bullets points from your resume! Check them out below.
Sign #1 It doesn’t pertain to the position/role you’re applying for
It’s important to keep in mind that the role you’re applying for needs to reflect your skills and experience. If you’re applying for a retail position, and you have experience from working as a chef on your resume, it does yourself no good and potentially lowers your chances of obtaining that job simply because it shows you’re unqualified and lack experience in that field. Make sure you tailor your resume with the things that are relevant for the current position/role you are applying to.
Sign #2 It occurred in high school or any additional pre-college academics
So long are the days where your high school volunteer experience is going to be able to represent how involved you were in your community. Including information on your resume that no longer serves a valid purpose needs to be long gone! Most of the time, once you’ve reached a pinnacle in your job hunting, high school activities and honors no longer serve a purpose. Instead, try incorporating some of those accolades into your interview.
Sign #3 It makes you seem unqualified
At times, some things on your resume are needed and other times– they aren’t. If there is something on your resume that immediately labels you as being unqualified for the job in which you’re applying for– remove it. It serves you no purpose to have something on your resume that could potentially hinder your chances of getting your dream job. Unqualified statements on your resume tend to work against you will leave you jobless and upset in the end. Start eliminating those unnecessary details as you begin your road to revamping your resume!