Over and over again, I have reviewed “updated” resumes that show their age. These resumes include:
- A summary that leaves off important skills (for example, fluency in a second language) because they were not used in past positions.
- A work history where past accomplishments are still described in the present tense.
- A work history where a previous job is still dated “1998-Present” even though the applicant moved on years ago.
- Detailed descriptions of early jobs that are no longer important to the applicant’s career.
- An education section that still includes the applicant’s undergraduate GPA—although the applicant graduated a decade or more ago.
- No professional development section, although the applicant has recently attended several professional development courses.
- A list of hobbies or other information that has no relevance to the applicant’s current career goals.
All of these oversights make a job applicant less attractive to hiring managers and recruiters, in part because they do not have the time or inclination to hunt through irrelevant and out-of-date detail for the facts they want. Let Robin’s Resumes® ensure that you keep the interest of hiring managers and recruiters from first word to last with a truly up-to-date resume.