Re: Your personal IT resume pet peeve?
I review a lot of resumes. Some things that drive me crazy are:
- Buzzword bingo: The listing of every technology or piece of hardware you have ever laid a finger on, in the hopes that when your resume is searched by agencies, it hits more keywords than others and floats to the top of the pile. If it's on the resume, be prepared to answer questions about it, and "I racked it once" doesn't count as "experience".
- Anything over 3 pages: How long, exactly, do you think we have to spend on each resume? On a more helpful note, if you don't get my (positive) attention on the first page, how likely am I to look at the following pages?
- Hobbies: It's a personal thing perhaps, but I really don't care if you are into brewing beer, origami and reading in your spare time. Most people, I would guess, lie about this stuff anyway to try and sound more impressive.
- Bad speling and grammer: If you cant be bothered to speel chek you're resume - the thign your hoping wil gte you this job - and can't make sure that what written you've sense makes, then it doesn't lead me to have much hoep about the qualty of your potential work in my organization.