“The hope of a resume is to be awarded an in-person interview. With this in mind, this document should catalyze further communication. Much like dating, the reader should be left intrigued and wanting more, without knowing your full story. That’s why psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. says a resume isn’t a place to disclose personal anecdotes. It should only be buttoned-up—and only speak to your successes.
“Psychologically, you are unintentionally diluting and diminishing the key points of your resume when you also include details about your personal life and interests,” she continues. “Instead, focus on writing a resume that represents you in all your dimensions of your professional life, which is what the purpose of the resume is supposed to be for.”
Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a psychologist In Los Angeles CA. To read the full article “5 Outdated Resume Rules You Need To Stop Following” visit theladders.com