29 things you should never include on your resume
Hiring managers receive an average of 75 résumés per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com.
So they don't have the time or resources to review each one closely, and they spend approximately six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision.
If you want to make it past the initial test, you need to have some solid qualifications - and the perfect résumé to highlight those qualifications.
Here are 29 things you should never include on your résumé.
Vivian Giang and Natalie Walters contributed to earlier versions of this article.
1. An objective
2. Irrelevant work experiences
3. Personal stuff
4. Your hobbies
5. Blatant lies
6. Your age
7. Too much text
8. Time off
10. Inconsistent formatting
11. Personal pronouns
12. Present tense for a past job
14. Any unnecessary, obvious words
13. A less-than-professional email address
15. Headers, footers, tables, images, or charts
16. Your current business contact info
17. Your boss' name
18. Company-specific jargon
19. Social media URLs that are not related to the targeted position
20. More than 15 years of experience
21. Salary information
22. Outdated fonts
23. Fancy fonts
24. Annoying buzzwords
25. Reasons you left a company or position
26. Your GPA
27. A photo of yourself
28. Opinions, not facts
29. Short-term employment