Watch Excessive Wordiness, Info Overload in Resume


Top Notch Executive Resumes Hiring decision-makers surveyed for the book, Top Notch Executive Resumes identified this as one of their Top 30 Executive Resume Pet Peeves: Resume is too wordy, contains too much information. Strike a balance between a meaty, content-rich resume and a concise, readable document. Employers want both. Limit bullet points while still telling your full story. Cut out unnecessary words. If you’ve sliced out as much as you can and the resume still looks text-dense, look for ways to break up blocks of content. “Long sentences with deep paragraphs put me to sleep, and I have a good chance of missing something important because I don’t have time to read a novel,” said Brian Howell, CSAM, of The QWorks Group.
See all 30 peeves: executive resume peeves 1-10 in Part 1, executive resume peeves 11-20 in Part 2 and executive resume peeves 21-30 in Part 3.