In his book “Blink”, Malcolm Gladwell studied rapid cognition and the series of conclusions in someone’s first impression – be it in reading, shopping, or general observations. He concludes that initial impressions are made in two seconds and they affect every succeeding thought and judgment. Your resume is your first impression to a prospective employer. Are you coming off as professional, competent, and unique?
Over a quarter of the executives questioned said the resume is where most job seekers make mistakes in the application process. To help shape this first impression, you should check out this article on the 10 worst things to put in your resume to help start eliminating unnecessary and inappropriate information. Before you send your resume, check it against their handy list of “don’ts”.
Go make that stellar first impression!