What Not To Do With Your Resume

What Not To Do With Your Resume
Business
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

We’ve all applied to jobs, and we’ve all (hopefully) created a resume. A resume is literally the most pivotal aspect of getting a job. It’s what potential employers see before they even consider you for an interview.

That little piece of paper means so much, so why is it that so many people find a way to mess it up? I’m talking about references. New studies are showing that sixty percent of hiring managers who surveyed resumes on a regular basis said that the majority of people listed as ‘references’ on resumes either had no idea they would be considered a reference, or had bad things to say about said person.

That’s a huge number. When applying for your future career, make sure you have pristine records with those you are listing as references, or at least let them know you’re planning on listing them. This is extremely important, seeing as the other side of the study found that eighty percent of employers actually do contact references, some even before the actual interview.

Resumes should be taken seriously, and as women trying to dominate the work force, make sure yours is prim and proper.

Ally | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Ally Batista

Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

More In Business

Women Kylie McConville

I Want Her Job: Amy Odell, Editor of Cosmopolitan.com

Welcome to “I Want Her Job,” Elite Daily’s new series that inspires females to go after their professional and personal dreams. We’ve teamed up with the most inspiring Millennial women who’ve made a name for themselves doing everything from tech design to owning a restaurant to bring you a taste of what being a Boss […]

Women Kylie McConville

I Want Her Job: Amy Chasan, Founder And Owner Of Sweet Generation

Welcome to “I Want Her Job,” Elite Daily’s new series that inspires females to go after their professional and personal dreams. We’ve teamed up with the most inspiring Millennial women who’ve made a name for themselves doing everything from tech design to owning a restaurant to bring you a taste of what being a Boss […]

Women Kylie McConville

Sheryl Sandberg’s Take On Leaning In, Beyoncé And Bringing College Women Together

Empowering women in college to come together, to be there for one another, to support, encourage and invest in one another – it sounds like such a plain idea, doesn’t it? “Don’t colleges already do this?” you’re probably asking yourself, “Don’t women already feel supported and empowered?” While the idea may feel so “unoriginal” and “uninspired,” […]

Women Contributing Writer

Leaning In: Two Women Share How They’re Opening Doors For Women On Campus

Below, you’ll find personal narratives from Caroline Jureller and Leigh-Ann Williams, respectively. Both women are Campus Leaders as part of Lean In Circle’s on-campus program, which works to empower women at the collegiate level to feel capable, successful and supported as they journey beyond the classroom and into the workforce. Their stories are ones of hope and […]

Also On Elite

World

Man Spends 17 Months Planning His Proposal, And The Results Are Perfect (Video)

When Tiffany flew out to California to visit her long-distance boyfriend of over three years, Levy, she thought she would be attending a military event for Levy’s father. She had no idea her boyfriend was planning the sweetest proposal ever. Levy had planned a day of activities for Tiffany, surprising her by flying out her […]

World

Police Officer Battling Breast Cancer Gets Honored With Pink Patrol Car

Orlando police officer Karen Long has stage IV breast cancer, but she’s not slowing down anytime soon, even though this is her second fight with the disease. Long was first diagnosed in 2007. She had a double mastectomy and underwent radiation. About five years later, however, the cancer came back. In honor of those fighting […]

Motivation

Happiness Is In Your Hands: 4 Ways To Discover Your Path To Finding It

Often, we allow for our happiness to depend on someone outside of ourselves: a significant other, a family member, a best friend. While these people can very well make us happy, this cannot be the sole form of goodness in our lives. We must find happiness within ourselves before we seek it from other people, […]

Humor

8 Terms Women Use And What They Actually Mean To Guys

You know that cliché that will eternally be tossed in the faces of new prospective homeowners? Yeah, that one: “LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.” Aside from being annoying, it’s actually kind of valid — most of the time, anyway. I suppose the key to any successful living situation does rely mostly on location-based-variables. Okay, touché, I guess. […]

Life

Breaking Up With New York: How The City That Never Sleeps Lost Its Sparkle

I imagine leaving New York as a movie montage of a relationship ending flashing before one’s eyes — a kaleidoscope of all the wonderful and less-than-perfect moments strung together. There are the memories of falling in love with New York on sunny days spent strolling down Park Avenue with all the wonder in the world […]

Wellness

Why ‘Crying Wolf’ Shouldn’t Matter In A Discussion Of Suicide

When Robin Williams took his life last month, social media erupted with followers urging others to be sensitive toward people who suffer from mental illnesses and who may battle suicidal thoughts. All of a sudden, everyone was an authority on depression. The “true heroes” of the world came out in full-force, as they demanded everyone take […]