Noise by definition is anything that is unpleasant to the ears, typically something that disturbs you in a negative way for the most part. The opposite of this is ‘music’: music is that pleasant and sonorous combination of notes that is pleasant to the ears.
Noisy resumes typically have these amongst other characteristics :
- They are not well adapted to the job description (i.e nothing in your resume overlaps with the role you have applied to). Please apply a little effort!
- They are extremely long and detailed (please master the art of summarising: leave out the noise, I generally recommend a 2 to 3-page resume (caveat lector!) Just my opinion).
- The resume automatically becomes disorganized when it gets into an ATS ( please use a format that would preserve the integrity of the structure).
- ‘Obvious’ spelling & grammar mistakes ( Do your due diligence and eliminate the noise).
- Overly worded resumes (e.g I am a dedicated, intellectual, structured dogged and indefatigable human being living on the planet called Earth). Mic drop! The entire organization may not be able to keep up with this kind of grammar so please tone it down!
In conclusion: The negatives in a resume ‘shout louder than the positives in the resume and of course if the ’noise’ is too loud, hearing the ‘music’ would be extremely difficult.
I wish you God’s speed!