5 Red Flags that Send Hiring Managers Running Away

Friday, June 10, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

BOSTON, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people understand the importance of writing a great resume, but few people understand that the wrong information on your resume is a warning sign for a hiring manager. As recruiters at Med Career News, we know exactly what hiring managers like to see and what turns them off. Here are our top 5 Red Flags on a Resume.

Job Hoppers

When an employee is hired the idea is they are going to work hard and stay with the company who spent time and thousands of dollars to train them. When a resume shows a person only spends a year or two at each job it is a warning sign to recruiters that you are a job hopper and will not stay long at the position. Something to consider when you are deciding when to look for your next job.

No Dates of Employment

Having no dates of employment is a similar problem as being a job hopper. If you do not put dates of employment on a resume, hiring managers may make the wrong assumption. Ideally a person should stay at a job for 5 plus years.

Gaps in Employment

Once the dates are on your jobs, they must be in chronological order. If there is a gap with no employment, hiring managers take notice. Managers want to see you are a consistent and steady employee. If you have a reasonable explanation for a gap, put it on your resume; don't leave a hiring manager wondering.

No College Degree

Obviously if the position you are applying for says no college degree is required this is not a problem. However, 65 percent of job postings mandate them. If you do not have a degree listed, you may not get a phone call to interview.

Holding More Than One Job at a Time

When an employee is hired for a full time job hiring managers want to see commitment to the position. If in the past you worked two positions at the same time, this may be a sign to a hiring manager that you will lack devotion.

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