Web Presence, Website Design/development
Vice President - Human Resources
Human Resources Director
Asst. Manager - Hr
19th February 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
There are some exceptions however.
Photographs until asked:
When you apply for some international positions--like in the Middle East--one is required to have the photo as well.
Resume or CV at the top:
Okay, this is not necessary. On a lighter note consider the smaller consultants who may not be the most organised... This tells such recruiters about the nature of the document. :-) But the bigger issue is whether the candidate knows the difference between the two! This itself will determine what follows in the document.
Abbreviations or jargon that is difficult to understand:
This is basically a protocol issue. In English (or any language) you must spell out the full form followed by the abbreviation. Then it is okay to use the short-form in the rest of the document. But the first term must always have the full form.
Reasons for leaving last job, past failures etc are all negative 'qualities' that will not help you at all.
The 'started own business' and such issues can be discussed during the interview ONLY IF if the position requires entrepreneural qualities (or the like). But as you quite rightly mentioned, the failure aspect is best avoided.
Again, I like the recommendations but I'd like to know the reasons behind them.
19th February 2008 From India, Delhi
Many times i have seen candidates adding these things in their CV and i used to wonder what they really meant by mentioning the details, they will try using personal pronoun in first person or in third person which confuses me :? whether they are talking about themselves or whether they are praising someone else....
Working in an IT company, one major thing that i have to often face is people faking up their past experience; which they don't know is that it is easily detectable...
22nd February 2008 From India
A very informative post.
However I would like to differ with you on some issues.
Well this does help, especially if you recieve a lot of correspondence/documents from different sources and people.
Salary without CTC is actually irrelevant. When we walk into a store and like a product that we so really want to buy ..we naturally look at the price tag.We would not buy anything that is not in our budget. So CTC is an absolute must.
24th February 2008 From India, Nasik