Do you frequently share highly personal details about your life on social media? That’s your prerogative. Just keep in mind the distinct differences between your resume and a Facebook status update. When it comes to applying for jobs, providing too much information (or TMI) is just as bad or worse as not offering enough.
Looking for a new job? Just starting your career or thinking about a second one? Whether you know exactly what field or job you want to pursue or you aren’t sure yet, some fantastic career resources are available to help point you in the right direction. Problem is, they’re scattered across the Internet like confetti.
We live in a world of casual texts and tweets. But when it comes time to write your resume and cover letter, remember that you’re crafting business documents. While your writing doesn’t need to be overly formal or stuffy, it should be appropriate and professional.
Think quick: What did you accomplish today? If cutting through layers of bureaucracy, attending a handful of unnecessary meetings and sorting through piles of email top your list, chances are you’re not feeling super satisfied with your job right now — no matter how big your paycheck.
When writing your resume and cover letter, your goal should not be to send hiring managers running for a dictionary. Your main objective, of course, is to show that you warrant a job interview because you have the right skills and abilities. While showcasing your writing skills is important, you can skip the flowery verbiage and fancy five-dollar words.