GBCA would like to thank our students for their support of the Career tip – we’re coming back early!
Based on student’s feedback – we would like to share a short series that focus on some of resume mistakes which active job seekers may find useful….
If you have any questions or seeking advice, please email email@example.com or stay tuned for our career seminars commencing in February 2019!
Have you ever met someone at a party that you found attractive or as a good friend potential? In many cases, it is because the person communicates well.
Let’s have a think about this on a resume level…
Fundamentally your resume is your professional profile. While your love of fashion or weekend fun with friends could be showing that you have good personality, but in terms of making a professional presentation, please make sure that you’re presenting yourself professionally first, personally second.
The most important piece of information to include is why you’re qualified for the role that you’re applying for. Make sure you outlined your career experience that explained why you’re suitable for the job, then if there’s hobbies or extra activities that may be compatible, feel free to include a few.
However, please avoid including outdated, irrelevant or unprofessional content in your resume that may be limiting your chances of success. Irrelevant hobbies, selfies and (sometimes) an unprofessional email address could be identified by HR specialists as “resume fails”. If you do want to bring something personal to your application, make sure to only include those are relevant to the job or the industry in some way.
Let’s think about the party scenario again: if you meet someone who’s jump from 1 topic to another every 30 seconds, do you you would be taking this person seriously?