There are many resumes that we see which fall victim to popular myths. Don’t fall for these common resume myths:
A resume should show personality. FALSE, let your job history and accomplishments speak for themselves. If they like your career history, then you can show your personality on an interview.
A resume should only be one page. FALSE, while resumes should be a succinct overview, don’t get too caught up in keeping everything to one page.
A resume should only show ten years’ experience. FALSE, employers want to see your career history and how you have progressed. Starting a resume somewhere in the middle is not always the best tactic. Try to highlight all relevant industry experience and show your rise to your present position.
A resume should include hobbies. FALSE, unless the hobby is relevant to the position. Philanthropic/community work is worth highlighting, but your love of karaoke is not worth mentioning.
A resume should include references. FALSE, references should be made available when requested; this is usually close to receiving a job offer. Also, it is not necessary to include the phrase “references available upon request” in your resume.