Can I put my nickname on my resume?

Nicknames are perfectly acceptable to put on a resume as long as they aren’t too informal. Using Dan as the shortened version of Daniel is just fine, but shortening Benjamin into Jamster is not (even if, God forbid, that’s what you like to be called).

Should you include I in a resume?

Resumes are appropriately written in first person implied. This means that not only should you not use I, you should not use other personal pronouns such as me, my, we, our, etc., either.

Do resume bullets need periods?

Skip the periods. Remember: Bullet points are often fragments rather than complete sentences. But if you choose to use a period for one phrase, use one for every bullet to maintain consistency and make your resume look more uniform and professional.

What should you avoid in a CV?

Here are the ten things to avoid when writing your CV to keep it out an employer’s bin:Don’t Send an Old CV. Avoid Sending a Generic CV. Don’t Submit a CV Longer than 2 Pages. Spelling Mistakes. Generalising and Rambling. Don’t Highlight Duties, Highlight Achievements. Avoid Using Clich├ęs. Poor Design.

What is the most common CV mistake?

Top 7 CV mistakesPoor formatting.Failing to tailor your application.Spelling errors.Lying.Lack of evidence.Not explaining ‘why’Ignoring gaps in your work history.

Why is writing a CV so hard?

It is so hard because it requires a great deal of self-reflection and talking about yourself in a way that is objective yet attractive to future employers. This means you need to engaged with the self-centred, self-assured, self-aware you. Self, self, self.

What should be on a 2 page CV?

Just follow the formatting tips for 2 page resumes shown here.Repeat Your Name and Contact Info on Page 2.Don’t Repeat Your Skills on the Second Page.Don’t Repeat Your Resume Summary on Page Two.Put Your Most Important Facts on Page 1.Number Your Pages.Don’t Submit a Double-Sided Resume.