Keep It Simple: Things Recruiters Don’t Really Need to Know

When searching for a job in the supply chain industry, certain things should be left off your resume. ©iStockphoto.com/AndreyPopov

When searching for a job in the supply chain industry, certain things should be left off your resume. ©iStockphoto.com/AndreyPopov

When finding a new job in the supply chain discipline, odds are you’ll be going over your resume again and again in order to get it as perfect as possible. One often overlooked factor of a good resume is making sure that it’s concise, which means you don’t want to fill it up with information that you don’t need on there. The following are some of the things that you can keep off your resume:

  • High school jobs – There’s no reason to list any of the jobs you’ve had during high school, so leave them off.
     
  • Secondary skills – Emphasize the skills that you want to continue improving and developing during your next job and remove the secondary skills that you don’t want to end up doing at your next job. If you list them, you may end up being hired to do them.
     
  • Superfluous information – The recruiters reading your resume have no interest in what your hobbies are or what awards you’ve won, unless those awards are for previous work or from community service. Otherwise, don’t share this information until you manage to nab a job interview.
     
  • Objective – A lot of people will write what their objective is. Instead of explaining what it is you are looking for, explain what value you can provide to the company whose position you are applying for.
     
  • Personal information – Leave off your age, religious affiliations, ethnicity, address and reasons for leaving your previous job. These aren’t things that should hurt your employment changes (that would be called discrimination – and that’s very illegal), but it is unnecessary information that takes up valuable space on your resume.
     
  • A personal photo – There’s no reason to add a photo of yourself to your resume. However, you should have a photo up on your LinkedIn profile in case anyone decides to look you up there.
     
  • References – References are actually considered filler. Have references available in case you’re asked for them, but don’t include them in your resume.

Use these resume tips and contact us at Optimus SCR for help finding a new job in the supply chain discipline.

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