30 things that don't belong 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 pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications - and the perfect résumé to highlight them.
Here are 30 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.
13. A less-than-professional email address.
14. Any unnecessary, obvious words.
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 Outdated fonts.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. An explanation of why you want the job.
28. A photo of yourself.
29. Opinions, not facts.
30. Short-term employment.