Despite the fact that the resume is designed to give the manager the most accurate idea of you, some things are still better not to specify. 1. “Small” skills, that is, those that are implied in themselves and are developed as if in between cases. These skills are SQL, XML, HTML, etc. For example, if you go to a back-end developer’s job, you better specify MySQL or Oracle than just SQL if you have experience using relational databases, then you probably know SQL and there is no need to specify it separately. Skills of a small order are often entered by people who are not particularly capable of anything, and therefore strive to write more, in the hope that at least something will “hook” the manager.
After all, if you brag to your friends with the new iPhone 5, you will not indicate that you can still call on it! The only exception to this rule that comes to mind is the indication of skills from your core area. If you are applying for a vacancy of a coder, it makes sense to write something like “deep knowledge of HTML of all versions, CSS CSS3, 2. That which is not related to work. Somehow I came across one rather strange summary, where, among other characteristics, there was something like “I love animals and care for the poor.” No, this in itself is, of course, commendable, but what does this have to do with the work of the programmer (designer layout designer DBA underline the necessary)? I do not know about you, but these things make me nervous. If a person indicates in his official work profile that he loves animals, then he probably considers it important, which means that he may have a “pen” on this topic.
And is it worth it to invite him to an interview? You never know, you blurt out too much about the dogs during the interview, and he will slay his bull terrier at you in the evening! Remember: a resume is not a live journal and a Facebook profile, it is a business document. He will be read by the manager in order to find an employee for a certain vacancy. Not a dog breeder, not a fisherman, not an aircraft designer, but an employee for an open position. As with any rule, this has its exceptions. For example, feel free to add some humor or originality to your resume. The move is a bit risky, but if you are answered, “oh, you’re a humorist, let’s look at us like that,” then you most likely will not like this company. Another exception is the mention of hobbies that they love in the company where you submit your resume. For example, if you know for sure that in the company of your dreams it is accepted to play paintball at corporatives, and you have just returned from the championship in this sport, its mention will certainly add points to your karma.