Archive for August, 2012

Posting Your Elementary School on your Resume?

Today we posted a new job opening for an Associate with our firm. We are seeking somebody with very strong Argus and Excel skills, ideally with a CPA as well. I received more than a dozen resumes during the first couple of hours this job was posted. One stood out, but not for the positive! The person noted what elementary school he attended! Now I understand that some candidates are very proud of the schools that they attended, but elementary school? Needless to say it took about 45 seconds after reading the resume to reject this candidate. Just a word of advice…if you want to get hired then eliminate things such as orchestra, student council, year-book staff, and prom committee!