11 things you should never put on your resume

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11 things you should never put on your resume

  1. 1. 11 Things You Should Never Put On Your ResumeRead more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume-job-2011-12#get-rid-of-the-objective-if-you-applied-its-already-obvious-you-want-the-job-1#ixzz1reQqnhHTGet rid of the objective: If you applied, its already obvious you want the jobCut out all the irrelevant work experiencesjczart via FlickrIf youre still listing that prized shift leader position from your high school days, its time to move on.Yes, you mightve been the "king of making milkshakes," but unless youre planning on redeemingthat title, its time to get rid of all that clutter.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume-Take a pass on the personal stuff: marital status, religious preference andsocial security numbers
  2. 2. Flickr via John Patrick RobichaudThis mightve been the standard in the past, but all of this information is now illegal for your employerto ask you so theres no need to include it. It will likely only hurt your chances of getting the positionmore than it would help you, says Catherine Jewell, author of the book “New Résumé, New Career.”Another piece of personal information you should never include on your resume is your social securitynumber, Sara Player, client support specialist for CareerBuilder.com, told us. Player isnt actually surewhy people decide to include their social security numbers, but she knows she sees it all too oftenand its unnecessary, not to mention, a little risky. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume- job-2011-12#take-a-pass-on-the-personal-stuff-marital-status-religious-preference-and-social- security-numbers-3#ixzz1reRIim7Ajob-2011-12#cut-out-all-the-irrelevant-work-experiences- 2#ixzz1reRBDNNkDont let your resume exceed one page
  3. 3. English106Yes, this might be difficult if youve had a lot of experience and youre proud of all of it. But justbecause youre proud doesnt mean theyre necessarily relevant. Cut it down; employers dont havethe time to read two whole pages.CareerBuilder.coms Sara Player says: "Keep your work history short and to the point. When youdescribe what you have achieved while in the position, try putting it in bullet form and put what is mostimportant first."Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume-job-2011-12#dont-let-your-resume-exceed-one-page-4#ixzz1reRNuDlhDont list your hobbiesDark and Broody via Flickr"Nobody cares — its not your facebook profile," Player says.In other words, dont put anything on your resume thats irrelevant to your job. If its not relevant, thenits a waste of space and a waste of the companys time.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume-job-2011-12#dont-list-your-hobbies-5#ixzz1reRYSdaMDont give them the chance to guess your age
  4. 4. anniejay via flickrYes, your age is included in personal data, but if you dont want to be discriminated from a positionbecause of your age, its time to remove your graduation date, says Catherine Jewell.Doug Hadley of Mansfield, Texas, told MSN that hes begun to leave out the fact that hes a publishedauthor: "I dont want to have to omit such things, but I feel as though I dont even get considered ifthey are on my resume."Sara Player advises to take out higher education if its irrelevant to the position youre applying for or ifyou keep receiving rejection letters stating that youre overqualified.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume-job-2011-12#dont-give-them-the-chance-to-guess-your-age-6#ixzz1reRdHM00Dont write your resume in the third person
  5. 5. zpeckler / FlickrCharlotte Beckett, head of Digital at The Good Agency, told Linkedin.com that its fine to write in firstperson in your opening statement, but the rest of your resume should be in bullet points, such as:Developed and delivered marketing strategies for a range of productsYou should not write in the third person since the recruiter knows youre the one writing the resume.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume-job-2011-12#dont-write-your-resume-in-the-third-person-7#ixzz1reRiwqN7Dont include referencestedmurphy via flickrIf your employers want to speak to your references, theyll ask you. Also, its better if you have achance to tell your references ahead of time that a future employer might be calling.
  6. 6. If you say "references upon request" at the bottom of your resume, youre merely wasting a valuableline, says career coach Eli Amdur. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume- job-2011-12#dont-include-references-8#ixzz1reRmpsV3Dont include a less than professional email account. Make a new one. Ittakes minutes and its free Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume- job-2011-12#dont-include-a-less-than-professional-email-account-make-a-new-one-it-takes- minutes-and-its-free-9#ixzz1reS7qZI1Theres no need to identify your phone number
  7. 7. bpsusf via flickrAmdur says theres no reason to put the word "phone" in front of the actual number."Its pretty silly. They know its your phone number." The same rule applies to email. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume- job-2011-12#theres-no-need-to-identify-your-phone-number-10#ixzz1reSCele7Dont include your current business contact infotoolmantim via flickrAmdur writes at Northjersey.com:"This is not only dangerous, its stupid. Do you really want employers calling you at work? How areyou going to handle that? Oh, and by the way, your current employer can monitor your e-mails and
  8. 8. phone calls. So if youre not in the mood to get fired, or potentially charged with theft of services(really), then leave the business info off." Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume- job-2011-12#dont-include-your-current-business-contact-info-11#ixzz1reSI9nWiNow that youve passed the screening process...Click here for the 23 real job interview questions you dont want to beasked> Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/11-things-you-should-never-put-on-your-resume- job-2011-12#now-that-youve-passed-the-screening-process-12#ixzz1reSOR5jE

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