Here is the second release of the tips to improve your resume. You can also read the first part we recently published in this blog:
6. PERSONAL INFORMATION. Adding your personal tastes, hobbies, etc. is not recommended unless they can clearly mean a benefit. That is, if you want to work in a company where you know for sure that there is widespread taste for sport and you are an athlete, it is something that may help you. Otherwise, knowing that you like movies but hate rainy Sundays is not relevant to future employer.
7. CONSTANT UPDATE. The CV is not a document set in stone. Check it frequently, add or remove data depending on how your career and your training evolves, update, upgrade or adapt aspects … This way you will be familiar with it and will be a useful tool.
8. CONTACT. Writing your full address does not add any value, but it does writing the city where you live if it’s the same city as the company. If it is a big city, you can also include the district or neighborhood. Regarding the other address, the email, always provide a formal one, with your name and surname and not that funny nickname by which your friends used to know you in college. This can be a good place to include a link to your LinkedIn profile so they can easily find your references.
9. FORGET ABOUT MICROSOFT WORD. A long ago we surpassed the presentation by hand or typewriter, so is with Microsoft Word. If you send your CV online, which is most likely, convert it to PDF. You will not run the risk that the receiver has a different Office version and format mismatch, and it will also take him less time to open, something that he or she will surely appreciate.
10. PUT YOURSELF IN THE COMPANY’S PLACE. To summarize all the above tips, the most useful is to put in the place of the person who will read your resume. If you received your CV and had to approve it or reject it, what kind of data you think are expendable? Would your CV really pass your filter? When the honest answer to this question is “yes”, you’ll be closer to your goal.