Your resume is the important thing that can land you your dream job. It is primarily a window through which your employers get to see and know a lot of details about you. So it is also imperative to fill in your resume with the right and relevant stuff. A Google recruiter posted a video on TikTok talking about the things you should not include in your resume if you want to land a job at companies like Google and others.
Erica Rivera, who is a Chicago-based senior recruiter at Google, listed a few tips on TikTok that will make your resume more attractive. Erica’s video on TikTok was viewed by over 2 million people and she was also lauded by the viewers for sharing important tips. In the video, she says that she has screened thousands of websites and has found that people include a lot of unwanted data in their resumes.
Rivera mentioned that she does not want people to mention their full address in the resume. Mentioning the city and state alone will be sufficient.
Next important thing that you must not include in your CV is your complete work history. If you have a lot of experience, you should not include details like your entire work history. “Next, let’s talk about your work history. So, we don’t need your entire work history since you started your professional career. What we need to focus and hone in on is tailoring your search and résumé to the role you’re applying for,” she said.
Rivera also urged job applicants to get rid of weak action verbs like ‘I helped,’ ‘I was responsible for”. Instead of the passive language on the resume, Rivera recommended applicants to use active verbs like-streamlined, managed, implemented, improved, strategized, increased, produced, and generated.
She also asked users to post things like “reference available upon request”. Rivera elaborated, saying that if companies want a reference they will ask you for it. It is not important for applicants to mention it on their CVs.
Another thing that people should not include, as per the Google recruiter, is the objective at the top of the resume. She calls the practice ancient and not relevant in today’s time.
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