During your job or internship hunt, you will likely be exposed to hundreds of pieces of career advice. These often unsolicited little nuggets of information can sometimes be helpful but can also be misleading, inaccurate, contradictory and completely overwhelming.
Take resume tips for instance – what exactly are you supposed to believe? Remove personal information. Make it personal. Remove graphics. Let your creativity shine. Use bullet points. Use paragraphs. Keep it to one page. Don’t restrict yourself to pages of paper. Make it optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems. Make it optimized for your reader. Highlight the company. Highlight your position. Use an objective statement. Don’t use an objective statement. With all of these competing words of wisdom, it’s no wonder you have 80 versions of the same resume on your hard drive!