Common Resume Screen-out Factors
The factors those can detrimentally affect the candidacy of a person when found in the resume or the cover letter are called screen-out factors. So, these can be called death factors occluding the chances for your resume’s being accepted.
It should be mentioned that, the screen out factor for a resume isn’t necessarily a negative point or a disability, but thing that may be considered as qualification in a viva board may also be counted as a screen out factor for resume. Employers are often harsh about resumes because they use those factors to short list their candidates.
With some attention anyone can get his/ her resume rid of screen-out factors. It only takes the eye to determine what’s required for the post, what’s appropriate and what should be the qualifications the employers are looking for. That indicates screen out factors vary depending on the post you are applying for.
Though screen out factors aren’t always the same for different positions there are a few common points those might be considered as negative ones in most of the cases. One needs to have a clear idea about them.
Multiple job experience without much relevance:
When employers find a resume with background of working in different fields and different companies they are more willing to take it for a negative point as it reflects the candidate’s diverting mentality and having no clear goal or lacking expertise in any specific field.
Therefore it’s not wise to list all your work experience from all fields irrelevant to each other. Rather it needs careful planning about which experiences should be given and if the examples are going to be a plus for the applying position.
Short duration of previous positions:
Resume with examples of multiple work experience with short duration indicate the lack of stability and changing tendency of the candidate. So employers looking for reliable and permanent employees are definitely going to screen out those resumes.
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