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18 Resume No-Nos!

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Two minutes. Twenty seconds. Six seconds. Research quoted times for how long someone will look at your resume. DO NOT clutter your resume with these 18 unnecessary items.

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18 Resume No-Nos!

  1. 1. 18Resume No-Nos!
  2. 2. Two minutes. Twenty seconds. Six seconds. Research quoted times for how long someone will look at your resume.
  3. 3. DO NOT clutter your resume with these 18 unnecessary items.
  4. 4. 1. Your full legal name
  5. 5. 2. Your street address
  6. 6. 3. Multiple phone numbers
  7. 7. 4. Multiple email addresses
  8. 8. 5. Social media URL’s or icons
  9. 9. 6. Pictures
  10. 10. 7. Graphics, embedded tables, headers or footers, color or unusual fonts
  11. 11. 8. An objective
  12. 12. 9. Discriminatory information
  13. 13. 10. Bad grammar and buzzwords
  14. 14. 11. Typos
  15. 15. 12. Jargon or abbreviations
  16. 16. 13. Reasons why you left previous positions
  17. 17. 14. Salary history
  18. 18. 15. Use of first person
  19. 19. 16. References
  20. 20. 17. Length longer than two pages
  21. 21. 18. Naming your resume “RESUME”
  22. 22. Interested in having a professional recruiter offer YOU specific resume preparation advice?
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