I’ve bought books on the topic and am scouring the Internet for articles on ways to improve my resume. At this point, I’m just compiling research. At some point I will start to use these tips.
The whole question of how much personal information to include in a resume is one that evidently baffles lots of people. “Your resume speaks volumes about you,” notes V. Michael Prencipe, a principal at HR Staffing Solutions, a temp agency. “Unfortunately, sometimes it screams, ‘Don’t hire me.’ ” He adds, “I look at about 200 resumes a week, and I’ve read plenty that do refer to the job seeker’s divorce.” Prencipe has even seen at least one resume that gave the reason for the split-up, i.e., a cheating spouse. This is way, way too much information.
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