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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.

Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America. Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm. Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC

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