I'm interviewing a series of job applicants this week and have been depressed with how bad their resumes are. This is for a technical position with a Fortune 500 company, and each of these candidates has at least a BS, several with Ph.Ds.
I had several principles drilled into me when I was in school, and each of these are being violated like the women in Donald Trump's life:
1) Keep it to 1 page unless you are Bill Gates or equivalent
2) Proofread proofread proofread -- there is no excuse for typos and/or bad grammar
3) Use simple, easy-to-read formatting
4) Be clear and concise
5) Make it look nice
I'm looking at a resume from a college graduate with 8 years' experience. His resume contains the following:
A) "(Current job title) duties include but not limited to 2010-present"
B) "Drafts certifies of analysis (should say certificates)"
C) "Working in as high volume 24 hour location...."
D) Run-on sentences and job descriptions that are way too detailed and wordy
Why am I interviewing this guy?