have limited time and attention to review job resumes. According to an August 24, 2018 nationwide CareerBuilder survey of more than 1,100 industry-wide hiring managers and HR professionals, the majority spend less than a minute looking over the typical offering.
According to the survey,
job-seekers thus eager to stand out from the crowd have ill-advisedly submitted resumes:
* With every sentence typed in a different font type;
* Comprised of a single sentence;
* Claiming to have had the same number of marriages as prior jobs;
* Listing 40 different jobs in one year;
* Consisting of a credit application; and
* Asserting the same employment dates for every job listed
The surveyed professionals
identified three common resume errors/deal breakers: (i) spelling mistakes or bad grammar (77 percent); (ii) inappropriate email address (35 percent); and (iii) no mention of quantifiable results (34 percent).
All joking aside,
hiring managers must avoid making mistakes during the job application process such as:
* Photographing the job applicant;
* Requesting a social security number by mail;
* Obtaining information concerning sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression;
* Asking for salary or criminal history; or
* Requesting social media account access (i.e. username or password).
* California*s Ban Clarified on Applicant Salary History (August, 2018)
* Private or Social? (August, 2018)
* California Adopts Ban the Box Law (October, 2017)
* Asking for Job Applicants Age is a NO-NO (August,2017)
For more information,
please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.
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