Your resume could be landing in the recycle bin across corporate America because it was not thought out, laid-out, or carried out correctly. Job Jail is a particularly sneaky trap, because many of us land in it without ever realizing it.
Whether our hours have been shaved from full time to part time, or we’ve struggled just to get two low-paying jobs to replace the one higher-paying job we once had, it can be almost impossible to escape once you’ve been locked in that cell. The first thing we should all do in the new year is to take a new look at our resumes, because they represent the first time a potential employer considers us for a new job.
LeGrand’s tips for resume health include:
Cheating on professional resumes has become a commonplace activity, but that does not make it right. When job candidates are deceptive or less than honest it simply makes it more difficult for job seekers who have been honest and forthcoming about their qualifications. Perpetrators are almost always caught.