Are There Really 'No Rules for Resumes?'
A few months ago, I saw an article that stated that “There are no binding, always-applying rules for your resume. The bottom line…is you cannot really say something is clearly wrong or clearly right.” Really? Related: 5 Resume Writing Rules To Engage The Reader The author gave a rationale that because of the constantly changing job market there are no standards. While I completely support the rationale that the job market is constantly changing, and there are certainly some changing options for resume formats, there are also clearly some universally accepted standards. Let’s examine a few things by asking some questions:
Is It Acceptable To:
- Leave your contact information off a resume?
- Misspell words?
- Commit multiple, or even one, grammatical error?
- Leave out your current (or most recent) position?
- Lie about your job responsibilities or dates of employment?