29 things you should never put on your resume

Hiring managers receive, on average, 75 resumes for each position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com They don’t have the time or resources to review each resume closely, and they spend about six seconds of their initial “fit or no fit” decision. .

  • An Objective. If you applied, it’s already obvious you want the job.
  • Irrelevant Work Experiences. Stay focused on the job at hand.
  • Personal stuff. No social security numbers etc.
  • Your hobbies. Not relevant.
  • Blatant lies. You will get caught.
  • Your age. You may be subject to discrimination.
  • Too much text. Keep it simple.
  • Time off. Not appropriate in your resume.
  • If needed, your interviewer will ask.
  • Inconsistent formatting. Self explanatory.
  • Personal pronouns like I, we, she, etc.
  • Present tense of a past job. Stay current.
  • Any unnecessary words. Keep it simple and clean.
  • A less than professional email address. Keep it professional.
  • Headers, tables, footers and charts. Keep it simple.
  • Your current business contact info. Dangerous!
  • The name of your boss. Dangerous!
  • Company specific terms. Your company’s jargon may not be appropriate.
  • Social media URL’s that are not related to your application.
  • More than fifteen years’ experience. It’s not a life story.
  • Salary information. Not necessary.
  • Outdated fonts. Stay current.
  • Fancy fonts. Keep it simple.
  • Annoying buzzwords
  • Reasons you left your former position. Keep it simple.
  • Your GPA. Really?
  • A photo. Distracting.
  • Opinions not facts. Keep it simple.
  • Short term employment. Not a concern.

For further explanation see the article by Jacquelyn Smith and Rachel Gillett of Business Insider

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