How long should your resume be? Busting Resume Myths
If I say that a Curriculum vitae or a resume or a job letter is something that becomes the source of creating an impactful first impression in front of the job hiring professionals, then I am not wrong, right?
Most of the people think that curriculum vitae (CV) is the only thing that helps get the desired job, but trusts me they are wrong. To get a job of your desire, Resume will help you in a variety of ways. The reason is that the Resume will describe to you fully as a person and also defines your specific skills that are required for that particular job.
But some people don't know how to create a good Resume as the resume making procedure is surrounded by several different myths. If you want to make a Resume that inspires, then you should know what are those myths and the truth behind those myths. So, to help you out in this cause, I am here to tell you about some myths that are necessary to know before making a resume for you. So let's have a look.
SOME BUSTING RESUME MYTHS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!
There are several such myths present in this era about the length of a resume, style, and design of a resume. So we will discuss them one by one, briefly.
Below we will discuss the 4 common myths that every resume writer listens before making a resume and some writers also face a lot of issues because of such myths. So let'ss have a look over those prevailing myths in our society.
MYTH NO. 01: RESUME SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN ONE PAGE!
Well, this one is the most common myth that everyone used to listen to often. But I'll tell you the truth about it. There is no such myth that exists. According to the survey people who have a resume that is more than a one-page are more likely to call for the interviews first. The other reason for calling them for the interview is that they have described their specific skills according to the particular job very well and so that the interviewer easily skims the skills. Also, we have seen many different resumes that have the small font and narrow margins. This makes their resume so outdated, and they are so likely to lose their clients.
So, the conclusion is that, no matter how many pages you are consuming in designing a resume, all you have to focus on first is how you are defining your skills. You have prioritized the skills first as you are judged based on your skills.
MYTH NO. 02: YOU DO NOT NEED TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES IN A RESUME:
Some people told you not to write about your experiences while making a resume for you. But trust me, they are wrong. Experience is the key factor that makes you able to get a job first then your other competitors, by making your resume more efficient than others. So if you have experience in the desired field, then you should mention it on the top of the resume. In this way, you can easily get a chance to have more concentration on the hiring committee for the job. Try to concise the resume and try to make it up to the point. In this way, you can impress the interviewer, and also, you can easily get a particular desire job for which you are struggling.
MYTH NO. 03: YOU SHOULD USE A NON CHRONOLOGICAL FORMAT TO FIX PROBLEMS:
Not every person has a career life that has no problems and issues. There are a lot of individuals who are not able to join their career after graduation or some people take gaps in their career years and also in their academic years due to some sever issues or personal problems. To fix these problems in their resume, some people use a different format to write a resume. So that they can easily hide their issues or gaps in their resume that will not create any problem for them. There one problem in using a format that is a reverse of a chronological format is that it creates a bad image of your resume in front of a reviewer. The other problem is that not every reviewer will understand the different format of the resume. So they don't even give a single look to your resume. If anyone looks at it, they will come to
know that you are trying to hide something. This will make your image as well as your first impression bad on the reviewer and they will not call you up for the interview.
So try to minimize this issue.
MYTH NO. 04: YOU NEED TO MENTION ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES IN YOUR RESUME:
Many people think that to mention all the experiences that have gained throughout their life is necessary to get mentioned in their resume. But this practice is not correct. A resume is a piece of information that fully defines your skills that are particularly effective for the required job. So, in this case, if you are mentioning all those skills which are also not related to the job you applied, will be ruined your image and first impression both.
To make this thing clear, academic English distributed the job application applications into two forms. First is the curriculum vitae (CV) and the Resume. CV defines all of your academic information, experiences, skills, in general, and resume is something that defines your skills related to the specific job. So if you included all your information related to experiences, skills, you will be destroying the image of the resume by yourself.
In short, terms if I describe the whole above-mentioned story then it will be like, It is not necessary to go always with the myths that are prevailing in the surrounding regarding a specific thing. A resume should be free from the above-mentioned myths. In this way, you will be able to gain the proper and your desire job easily.