15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume
You tell yourself, "They probably never saw it," or, "Maybe I just wasn't a good fit," and you move on.But, more likely, your resume just didn't impress.
You may be perfect for the job, but if your resume has just one typo, if it's formatted poorly, or you use the wrong font, it could easily end up in the "no fit" pile."Think of the resume as a wedding invitation or other important announcement," says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink. "You wouldn't send out a wedding invitation with typos or false information, or one that includes too much information. So, why would you send out a resume with any of those things?"
Nicolai and other experts share tips for making sure your resume steers clear of the trash pile.
Get rid of the objective.
Cut out all the irrelevant work experiences.Advertisement
Take a pass on the personal stuff.
Don't list your hobbies.Advertisement
Don't give away your age.
Don’t include references.Advertisement
Don't use personal pronouns.
Don't include a less than professional email account.Advertisement
Don’t identify your phone number
Don't include your current business contact info.Advertisement
Don’t include salary information.
Avoid outdated fonts.Advertisement
Don’t use annoying buzzwords.
Don’t include your GPA.Advertisement
Don’t include a photo of yourself.
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