Rahul Chhabra
Hr Professional
Suresh P
Hr Professional
Ash Mathew
Recruitments, Training`
Asst. Professor
Pd Trainer
Manager Hr
Hr Manager
Hr Executive
Personal Relationship Management
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Certain messages that convey the wrong statement!

Well, I am talking about an important issue – terms we use in our resume!
Please read through and see the common mistakes people make and leaves a bad impression over all… or at least make some one laugh at your profile…. Do you want to be the victim?

Examples: (Real ones I came across)

Title of resume: Ass for HR Manager

Meaning: Assistant for HR Manager
Why shortcuts and abbreviations that change the meaning??????
Title: Sr. Qlty Ass Exe
Meaning: Senior Quality Assistant – Executive
What Quality of profile???

Things that can damage ur image!

Profile: Fresher for Marketing
Won gold medal for Bangalore city level – musical chair game!!
(come on!! I dont gain anything by knowing you ran around a few chairs)

Profile: LSdyna and Ansys tool experienced candidate
Achivements: Winner for weight lifting under men (age group) and – with reference too.
(Fine - but how good are you with the tool?)

Profile: Sales executive
Achievement: Won prize for fancy dress competition in standard 5, 6 and 7 consecutively
(Grow up!)

Hobbies…. Guys please be careful on this.

I love collecting coins (Fine u r talking abt coin collection when u were young, but does not make sense on your resume…. Coin collecting??? Begging??? – My Head HR asked me this abt a candidate)

Collecting old things
(okay u meant antique collection??)

No ur resume is not the right place to mention this.

Jokes Apart –

A resume is something that conveys your career goals, achievements and talks about the Professional you! Be careful not to mention everything – no one wants to know everything. Write only things that would help you in presenting yourself for the job.
  • Make sure you dont use abbreviations
  • Reduce the word "I" and "me" - infact dont use these words
  • Please mention only your professional achievements
  • If you are a fresher - mention about your academic performance or your involvement in any college meets (highlighting the leadership role), or areas that people would be interested in knowing
  • Avoid hobbies - no one likes to know if you sing or dance when you are free - if possible, they ask you to work even when you are free
  • Dont have to write everything about you, keep it short and be very relevant to the position you have applied for
Take care!

From India, Madras
agreed with you, but hobbies can be anything,, you just cant expect candidate to post anything relevant to the job,, once in one interview the HR manager told me bluntly that we are not interested in your hobbies, when I had mentioned my hobbies,,
anways my hobbies are sleeping, chatting and bird watching,, :-P:-P

From India, Pune
Dear Ravi,
I would say - dont mention about your hobbies at all- Say it as Other academic engagements, you could highlight all your extra curricluar activities... or awards you won in a project / paper presentation. That would help you.

From India, Madras
Its not just me, I am sure a lot of Recruiters out there who have the chance to source have come across such profiles.
For freshers - Inventory your skills by taking a look at the follwoing:

  • Educational institutions
  • •Relevant courses
  • •Projects and presentations
  • •Study abroad
  • •Paid work/on-campus jobs
  • •Volunteer work/community service
  • •On-campus activities / leadership
  • •Sports
  • •Internships
  • •Awards/honors
  • •Skills
  • •Interests

If others have something more intersting, please post the same.
What are the resume blunders you come across?

From India, Madras
Hi Asha,
I totally agree with you. Resume is the first point where you make your impression even before meeting the person and such grave mistakes can be dangerous.
So one should be very careful in making /editing CV.

From India, Mumbai
Tat was a Gud Piece Of Information...When I was A Recruiter I came Across of Lot of Profiles that Sounds Gibberish..Like Hobbies an Individual Went to the Extent of Mentioning Playing with Domesticated Pets Like Pigeons, Wife, Kids and Cattle....One More went to the extent of "Thinking and simply sleeping" in Hobbies Arena..
While also Mentioning the E Mail ID Please Give a Formal Ones and Not a Bulk some of 4 to 5 E mail Ids..We are not here to chart out the Maximum Number of ID and Conduct Competiton. Let the ID b in a Very Professional and Formal way..No Numbers and Names Like James Bond007...m ... the Resume should Not Look Bulk and when Mentioning Bout the Accomplishments Make sure Oly About the Graduation and Grown Up Level..For Post Graduate Freshers Give consummate Trivias on Projects Done....:icon10:

Dear Ash, Very well said, I am completely agreed with you. Even I have come across such incident where people come for an interview without having resume!!!:huh:
From India, Pune
If the poeple are doing like this you should not arrange his/her interview....coz its shows they arenot sincere and not so much intersted for the post .....only intervewied those person who they are really looking for you...

From India, Pune
Ash agree to your point . just one thing to add... Hobbies are not just leisure time activities.. they could reflect more on the personality part of the candidate. afterall interviews are not just to test your hard skills (relevant techical knowledge ) but also about the soft skills(behavioural partincluding the candidate's real self)

From India, New Delhi
Dear Asha,
I feel that hobbies are as important as work. It is the way one describes it, makes it unhelpful.
Hobbies are a source of rejuvenation and brings energy to oneself. Like my hobby is reading and i read management books. Therz nothing wrong on it.
So, i would like to add that if one has been asked to describe its hobbies, they should depict a positive frame of mind. Else it is of no value add.
Rahul Chhabra
"We don't lead by hitting on the head, that's an assault, not leadership"

From India, Delhi

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